The national curriculum Norwegian language and social studies for adult immigrants   Tone Røinesdal
Target group <ul><li>Foreign, newly arrived persons between 16 and 55 years have  </li></ul><ul><li>a right and obligation...
Free tuition <ul><li>Persons granted asylum </li></ul><ul><li>Resettlement refugees </li></ul><ul><li>Granted residence on...
Other groups <ul><li>Obligation, but no legal right to free tuition: </li></ul><ul><li>Persons outside EEA/EFTA area with ...
Other groups <ul><li>Neither right, nor </li></ul><ul><li>obligation: </li></ul><ul><li>Persons with an EFTA/EEA permit </...
Asylum seekers <ul><li>Asylum seekers in ordinary reception centres have a right to 250 hours of Norwegian language tuitio...
Norwegian lessons <ul><li>Compulsory:  </li></ul><ul><li>250 hours of Norwegian language training </li></ul><ul><li>In add...
Knowledge of Norwegian society <ul><li>Compulsory:  </li></ul><ul><li>50 hours of social studies, civics, in a language </...
Social studies, topics <ul><li>An immigrant in Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy and welfare  </li></ul><ul><li>Health </...
Curriculum content <ul><li>Based on Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR </li></ul><ul><li>5 profien...
Tracks (spor) <ul><li>Track 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Students with little or no school background </li></ul><ul><li>Track 2 </l...
Domains (domener) <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation/work ...
Objectives (globale mål)  <ul><li>Global objectives (globale mål) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning objectives (delmål) regarding...
 
 
 
National language tests <ul><li>Norwegian Test 2 at level A2 </li></ul><ul><li>Norwegian Test 3 at level B1 </li></ul><ul>...
Tests, structure <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
What do we do in Birkenes? <ul><li>At the moment 4 different groups for adults </li></ul><ul><li>13-18 hours a week </li><...
<ul><li>” Skaper vi menneskeverd, skaper vi fred.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nordahl Grieg   </li></ul><ul><li>Create respect for ...
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The national curriculum norwegian language and social studies for adult immigrants

  1. 1. The national curriculum Norwegian language and social studies for adult immigrants Tone Røinesdal
  2. 2. Target group <ul><li>Foreign, newly arrived persons between 16 and 55 years have </li></ul><ul><li>a right and obligation </li></ul><ul><li>to participate in free Norwegian language- and social studies education for a total of 300 hours. </li></ul><ul><li>It is mandatory regarding residence permit and later Norwegian citizenship. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Free tuition <ul><li>Persons granted asylum </li></ul><ul><li>Resettlement refugees </li></ul><ul><li>Granted residence on humanitarian grounds </li></ul><ul><li>Persons with collective protection </li></ul><ul><li>Arriving family members of the above categories </li></ul><ul><li>Persons granted family reunification with a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Norwegian citizen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>person with settlement permit </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Other groups <ul><li>Obligation, but no legal right to free tuition: </li></ul><ul><li>Persons outside EEA/EFTA area with work permit </li></ul><ul><li>Persons granted family reunification with the above group </li></ul>
  5. 5. Other groups <ul><li>Neither right, nor </li></ul><ul><li>obligation: </li></ul><ul><li>Persons with an EFTA/EEA permit </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Au-pairs </li></ul><ul><li>Nordic residents </li></ul><ul><li>Right, but no obligation: </li></ul><ul><li>Persons between 55 and 67 years who fullfill the main criterias </li></ul>
  6. 6. Asylum seekers <ul><li>Asylum seekers in ordinary reception centres have a right to 250 hours of Norwegian language tuition </li></ul><ul><li>Asylum seekers under the Dublin procedure have no right </li></ul>
  7. 7. Norwegian lessons <ul><li>Compulsory: </li></ul><ul><li>250 hours of Norwegian language training </li></ul><ul><li>In addition: the municipality is able to grant and obliged to provide up to 2700 hours, depending on the needs of the individual </li></ul>
  8. 8. Knowledge of Norwegian society <ul><li>Compulsory: </li></ul><ul><li>50 hours of social studies, civics, in a language </li></ul><ul><li>which the participants can understand </li></ul>
  9. 9. Social studies, topics <ul><li>An immigrant in Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy and welfare </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Education and qualification </li></ul><ul><li>Work and the labor market </li></ul><ul><li>Children and family </li></ul><ul><li>Population structure and geography </li></ul>
  10. 10. Curriculum content <ul><li>Based on Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR </li></ul><ul><li>5 profiencies, up to level B2 in CEFR </li></ul><ul><li>Includes a basic literacy module for participants who cannot read or write their mother tongue </li></ul><ul><li>The curriculum will be revised in 2011/12 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tracks (spor) <ul><li>Track 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Students with little or no school background </li></ul><ul><li>Track 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Students with some school background </li></ul><ul><li>Can use written language as a tool for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to improve learning strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Track 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Immigrants with higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Many know several languages </li></ul><ul><li>Good learning strategies </li></ul>
  12. 12. Domains (domener) <ul><li>Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation/work </li></ul>
  13. 13. Objectives (globale mål) <ul><li>Global objectives (globale mål) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning objectives (delmål) regarding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul>
  14. 17. National language tests <ul><li>Norwegian Test 2 at level A2 </li></ul><ul><li>Norwegian Test 3 at level B1 </li></ul><ul><li>Both tests are written and oral. </li></ul><ul><li>Norwegian Test 1 at local level </li></ul>
  15. 18. Tests, structure <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. What do we do in Birkenes? <ul><li>At the moment 4 different groups for adults </li></ul><ul><li>13-18 hours a week </li></ul><ul><li>Students with different background regarding education, culture etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Norwegian classes and courses </li></ul><ul><li>50 hours of civics in Lillesand </li></ul><ul><li>Some students are paid, some have to pay </li></ul>
  17. 20. <ul><li>” Skaper vi menneskeverd, skaper vi fred.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nordahl Grieg </li></ul><ul><li>Create respect for humanity and we create peace. </li></ul>

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