Subject description for 2021/2022

English 1B English Language and Literature Teaching, 5-10


This course will explore how effective, motivating and differentiated English teaching can be optimally managed. The course will be both research-based and evidence-based, while focusing on excellent resources and activities for learners in grade 5 - 10.

Course description

This course is taught in English.

The course will provide a solid basis for students' introduction to motivating approaches and meaningful methods for teaching English in grades 5-10. Students will gain insight into the competences they are expected to develop in the English classroom, and how and when this can be optimally managed. A selection of literary and non-literary texts will be used as a starting point for language learning and developing text competence, and as a first introduction to information literacy, visual literacy and critical literacy. The course will include investigation of the following questions:

·       How do pupils best learn the areas of the English curriculum in depth: Kommunikasjon; Språklæring; Møte med engelskspråklige tekster?

·       How can we include and promote relevant overall goals of Norway’s Core curriculum - values and principles for primary and secondary education in our English teaching?


No prerequisites are required beyond the admission to the Master grunnskolelærerutdanning 5-10.


Costs for semester registration and course literature apply.

Learning outcomes


The student will:

  • have knowledge of the national curriculum, and its importance for the planning of teaching.
  • have knowledge of subject pedagogy theory and terminology and be familiar with theoretical prerequisites for the planning of a good learning sequence.
  • have knowledge of text types that are suitable for teaching English language and literature.
  • be aware of the norms of academic writing and use of sources.

SKILLS The student will be able to:

  • plan, implement, evaluate and further develop a variety of differentiated teaching sequences, including formative and summative assessment, following the intentions of the national curriculum for English.
  • show flexibility in the planning of learning sequences and activities in order to adapt learning contexts to pupils with different needs.
  • use and evaluate a variety of educational resources, also digital, and be able to facilitate work with a variety of English language text types for grades 5-10.


The student will gain general competence in:

  • understanding relevant academic discourse.
  • developing language learning strategies, communicative competence, intercultural competence, and literary competence.
  • analysing, evaluating, and reflecting on their own learning and in relation to the pupils' learning of the subject.

Course type


Teaching activities and methods

This course is delivered as campus-based, face-to-face teaching. The students will be given a detailed and thematically organized schedule with a reading list for the semester. It is expected that texts are read prior to teaching, and that students attend well prepared for active participation in discussions and group work.

Most teaching sessions use a combination of learning formats including lecture, group work, and discussion, which require active participation of the students. The module demands that students themselves acquire theoretical knowledge from the course reading material and other relevant scholarly sources.

This course is taught in English.

Permitted examination aids

Oral exam: None

Course evaluation

Evaluation using mid-term and final surveys. Students are also encouraged to participate in the central quality surveys.

Professional practice

Teaching practice is a part of the English course in teacher education, and the experiences students gain during practice are important for discussion and analysis in this course. The specific details and expectations for the teaching practice periods are clarified in the practice plan.

Exam description

MU (A-F): Oral exam (100%)

AK (G/IG): Students perform coursework for which they will receive feedback before the final product is assessed as approved or not approved. Approved coursework is a prerequisite for final grade determination.

OD (G/IG): Compulsory participation, minimum 80%.

Assessment and examinations

Compound evaluation, grading scale A-E for pass, F for fail
  • Compulsory participation, comprises 0/100 of the grade, grading scale Approved - Not approved.
  • Assessment tasks, comprises 0/100 of the grade, grading scale Approved - Not approved.
  • Oral examination, 30 minutes, comprises 100/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E for pass, F for fail.

Overlapping courses

ENG1016v1 English 1 (5-10) - 15 study points.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto
Course coordinator
Start semester Autumn 2021
Teaching language English ECTS Credits 15 Course location Bodø, Mo i Rana and Levanger. Faculty
The Faculty of Education and Arts