This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

English literature, culture, language and teaching methodology 2 aims to take the core aspects of language teaching to the next level. This course will support teachers to develop the necessary knowledge of English as a school subject and the skills to teach it in way that learners find motivating and meaningful. In addition, teachers will learn how to support their learners as they become more autonomous and teach in a way that includes well-founded principles and theories from current research and the Norwegian Curriculum for English.

Learning outcome


Schoolchildren and teenagers deserve creative and motivated English teachers, who are confident in their own language abilities, which this course aims to help you as teachers develop. English 2 provides a more in-depth theoretical and methodological foundation in central areas within the English school subject.
This course covers topics such as English teaching methodology, sociolinguistics, and history, culture and literature from English-speaking countries. Other central elements include continuing development of cultural and intercultural competence, insight into English as a world language and the challenges of teaching English and its role in a multilingual and multicultural classroom. The course will also cover digital skills and the use of technology in language learning. It is expected that students will use every opportunity to use English throughout the course.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Approved teacher education or equivalent.

The student should have taken English 1 or a similar course from another tertiary establishment (a total of 30 study points) in order to be accepted onto English 2.

Must currently be teaching English or have access to teach an English class throughout the year (possibility to teach minimum one English lesson a month).


Take home exam and oral presentation
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Take home exam6/1010 daysA - F
Oral presentation on Skype, in person or a recording4/1010 minutesA - F
Work must meet the standards of minimum B2 language level on the CEFR scale in order to pass.
Take-home exam (3000-4000 words)
Oral presentation (on Skype, in person or recording) (5-10 minutes)

Coursework requirements

Mandatory exercises, 80% obligatorisk oppmøte, Innlevering 1, Innlevering 2, Innlevering, personlig uttalelse
  1. A minimum of 80% attendance will be required for qualification. Students may be asked to cover any topics missed by completing additional coursework requirements.
  2. The students will write a personal statement at the beginning of the year (pass-fail).
  3. The students will submit 2 assignments (pass-fail).

The assignments will be of a practical nature and will include lesson planning and personal development. They will be connected to the teacher's own class and teaching.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Silje Henriette Amalia Normand
Course teacher
Nina Lazarevic , Silje Henriette Amalia Normand , Milica Savic

Method of work

This course will utilise a combination of lectures and seminars. The aim of this course is to give the students a good grounding in English language, culture and literature and teaching methods.
Course requirements
Students must have access to a class in which they can regularly teach English. Students must have access to an internet connection that can support same-time group discussions, as well as a microphone headset.

Open to

Not open to external candidates.

Course assessment

Dialogue in class or digital evaluation


VEN210 Updated Reading List 2019-2020

Changes may occur. The final list will be provided by June 1, 2019. Do not buy books before this date without first consulting the course instructor.


Drew, I. & Sørheim, B. 2016. English teaching strategies. 3rd edition. Det norske samlaget.
Fenner, A.-B. & Skulstad, A. S. Eds. 2018. Teaching English in the 21st Century. Fagbokforlaget.
Krulatz, A., Dahl, A. & Flognfeldt, M. 2018. Enacting multilingualism. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.

Selected chapters from:
Munden, J. 2014. Engelsk på mellomtrinnet. Gyldendal akademisk.
Munden, J. & Sandhaug C. 2017. Engelsk for secondary school. Gyldendal akademisk.


Selected chapters from:

Ishihara, N. & A. D. Cohen. 2010. Teaching and Learning Pragmatics. Pearson Education Limited.

Articles (a selection of these in accordance with the chosen assignment topic):

Brubæk, S. 2012. Pragmatics competence in English at the VG1 level: To what extent are Norwegian students able to adapt to contextual demands when making requests in English? Acta Didactica Norge 6(1), 1–19.

Limberg, H. 2015. Principles for pragmatic teaching: Apologies in the EFL classroom. ELT Journal, 69(3), 275–285.

Røkaas, F. A. 2000. Potential for misunderstandings: Social interaction between Norwegians and Americans. In M. Isaksson, F.A. Røkaas (Eds.), Conflicting Values: An Intercultural Challenge. Sandvika: Norwegian School of Management BI, 111-129.

Savić, M. 2015. “Can I very please borrow it?” Request development in young Norwegian EFL learners. Intercultural Pragmatics 12(4), 443-480.

Usó-Huan, E. & MartÍnez-Flor, A. 2008. Teaching learners to appropriately mitigate requests. ELT Journal, 62(4), 349-357.

Zeff, B. 2016. The pragmatics of greetings: Teaching speech acts in the EFL classroom. English Teaching Forum, 2-11.

Additional reading material (such as research articles, poetry and short stories) will be provided in a compendium.

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 15.12.2019