Documentation of the literature search

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:

  • Language
  • 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:

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.