Basic skills are integrated into the competence aims, where they are part of the technical competence and assist in its development. In the main subject area “Basic Norwegian for language minorities,” basic skills are understood as follows:
Being able to express oneself orally in Basic Norwegian for language minorities involves listening to and understanding the content of oral language and being able to make oneself understood. It also includes adapting one’s language to a variety of conversation partners, themes and situations.
Being able to express oneself in writing in Basic Norwegian for language minorities involves learning to write in Norwegian and developing one’s writing skills. Writing is a means of developing and structuring one’s thoughts and ideas. This also involves the varied use of words and expressions, concepts, linguistic patterns and creation of text.
Being able to read in Basic Norwegian for language minorities involves reading Norwegian texts and perfecting one’s reading skills. It also involves expanding one’s vocabulary and acquiring experience in reading. Reading includes the development of strategies to understand new words, concepts and linguistic patterns. It also involves developing skills to understand and interpret the content of a variety of texts.
Numeracy in Basic Norwegian for language minorities involves understanding numbers and mathematical concepts. It also involves being able to read graphic presentations, tables and statistics, as well as logical reasoning and problem solving.
Being able to use digital tools in Basic Norwegian for language minorities involves mastering new kinds of text and forms of expression. It includes communication with others and producing, composing and editing texts. Furthermore, it also involves finding authentic texts from a variety of genres and making use of them. Also included are critical assessment and the use of sources. Showing due consideration for copyright and privacy protection are elements in the use of digital tools.
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