Our chosen topic is to look at adult refugees coming to Norway and their process in learning the Norwegian language. When we searched for literature that could help us gather more information on this topic we set some goals and questions that we would like to find the information necessary to achieve or answer.
These goals and questions are:
- Improve the process of learning norwegian when coming to norway as an adult refugee
- How does it work today?
- How can we make it better
- How can we support current solutions
The keywords we used to search for literature are the following:
- Learning language
- Learning Norwegian
- Adult refugee
- New to norway
With these questions and goals in mind, we searched for relevant literature for our topic. We did not limit ourselves to only scientific books and research reports but also allowed ourselves to look at newspaper articles as interviews with individuals in this situation will give good insight into how they feel in this situation. Google and Google scholar were used when searching for literature with our keywords.
The sources we selected are:
- Werge-Olsen, Inger. Brit. (2010, November 25). Activity as a tool in language training for immigrants and refugees. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/11038128.2012.661455
- Tollefsen, Mari. (2017, May). Adult Refugees in the Norwegian School System. Retrieved from
- Busterud, Maren. Høgevold. (2017, September 21). Norwegian language courses discountinued at NTNY due to high difficulty. Retrieved from https://dusken.no/artikkel/27200/norwegian-language-course-discontinued-at-ntnu-due-to-high-difficulty/
- Johansen, Alena. (2014, August). Social and cultural adaptation of asylim seekers in Norway. Retrieved from https://nordopen.nord.no/nord-xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/226809/Johansen.pdf?sequence=1
- Munthe, Myat. H.K. Adult Refugees in the Norwegian School System. Retrieved from https://uis.brage.unit.no/uis-xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/185737/Munthe%2c%20Myat.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
- Singh, Rozabela. (2016, March). Article title. Retrieved from https://nmbu.brage.unit.no/nmbu-xmlui/bitstream/handle/11250/2398862/rozabelasingh%20thesis%202016.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
- Alhassan, Awal. Mohammed. & Kuyini, Ahmed. Bawa. (2013, January 15). Teaching Immigrants Norwegian Culture to Support Their Language Learning. Retrieved from https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1067752.pdf
- Gobroad writing team. (2017, July 17). 10 Best Ways to Learn a New Language. Retrieved from https://www.goabroad.com/articles/language-study-abroad/10-best-ways-to-learn-a-new-language
- Gilpin, Caroline. Crosson. (2017, March 24). Do you learn better after moving around?. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/learning/do-you-learn-better-after-moving-around.html
- Guttu, Ynvil. Vatn. (2017, June 27). 4 Best free or nearly free apps for learning Norwegian. Retrieved from https://norskbloggen.no/no/4-best-free-or-nearly-free-apps-for-learning-norwegian
- Life in Norway Editoraial Team. (2018, July 13). App review: Learn Norwegian with Duolingo. Retrieved from https://www.lifeinnorway.net/duolingo-review/
- Life in Norway Editoraial Team. (2018, July 26). App review: Learn Norwegian with Memrise. Retrieved from https://www.lifeinnorway.net/memrise-review/
The reason we chose these as our sources:
is that they provide insights into our information flow topic from different perspectives. It doesn’t only look at the learning situation but also the differences in cultures, which is also a huge part of integrating into the society. One big point is also the social aspect which is proven to be one of the most effective and important parts to learn a new language.