Curriculum VG1 English

Below is the Norwegian curriculum for English in the first year of upper secondary (videregående) education. The curriculum goals that refer directly or indirectly to working with indigenous history and culture are highlighted, as those are the focus of this website. 

The extract below is taken from the official translation at the Department of Education website:

http://www.udir.no/kl06/ENG1-03/Hele/Kompetansemaal/competence-aims-after-vg1-–-programmes-for-general-studies-and-vg2-–-vocational-education-programmes?lplang=eng

Competence aims after Vg1 – programmes for general studies and Vg2 – vocational education programmes

Language learning

The aims of the studies are to enable pupils to

  • evaluate and use different situations, working methods and learning strategies to further develop one’s English-language skills
  • evaluate own progress in learning English
  • evaluate different digital resources and other aids critically and independently, and use them in own language learning

Oral communication

The aims of the studies are to enable pupils to

  • evaluate and use suitable listening and speaking strategies adapted for the purpose and the situation
  • understand and use a wide general vocabulary and an academic vocabulary related to his/her own education programme
  • understand the main content and details of different types of oral texts about general and academic topics related to one’s education programme
  • listen to and understand social and geographic variations of English from authentic situations
  • express oneself fluently and coherently in a detailed and precise manner suited to the purpose and situation
  • introduce, maintain and terminate conversations and discussions about general and academic topics related to one’s education programme
  • use patterns for pronunciation, intonation, word inflection and various types of sentences in communication
  • interpret and use technical and mathematical information in communication

Written communication

The aims of the studies are to enable pupils to

  • evaluate and use suitable reading and writing strategies adapted for the purpose and type of text
  • understand and use an extensive general vocabulary and an academic vocabulary related to one’s education programme
  • understand the main content and details in texts of varying length about different topics
  • read to acquire knowledge in a particular subject from one’s education programme
  • use own notes to write texts related to one’s education programme
  • write different types of texts with structure and coherence suited to the purpose and situation
  • use patterns for orthography, word inflection and varied sentence and text construction to produce texts
  • produce different kinds of texts suited to formal digital requirements for different digital media
  • evaluate different sources and use contents from sources in an independent, critical and verifiable manner

Culture, society and literature

The aims of the studies are to enable pupils to

  • discuss and elaborate on culture and social conditions in several English-speaking countries
  • present and discuss current news items from English language sources
  • discuss and elaborate on the growth of English as a universal language
  • discuss and elaborate on different types of English language literary texts from different parts of the world
  • discuss and elaborate on English language films and other forms of cultural expressions from different media
  • discuss and elaborate on texts by and about indigenous peoples in English-speaking countries
  • select an in-depth study topic within one’s education programme and present this