New Faroese language tuition plan in the pipeline

12.05.2020 - 13:47
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New Faroese language tuition plan in the pipeline
A proposal for a new syllabus with Faroese as a second language has been submitted for consultation
Faroese language teaching for foreign nationals is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Photo: The Ministry of Culture and Foreign Affairs
 

The Ministry of Culture and Foreign Affairs is in the final stages of preparing a new Faroese as a second language syllabus.

It has been agreed that all future teaching of Faroese as a second language will be based on the Common European Framework of references for Languages (CEFR).

The CEFR is an international standard for describing language ability. It describes language ability on a six-point scale, from A1 for beginners, up to C2 for those who have mastered a language. This makes it easy for anyone involved in language teaching and testing to see the level of different qualifications. It also means that employers and educational institutions can easily compare a person’s qualifications to other exams in their country.

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The proposed syllabus consists of three courses (FSA1, FSA2 and FSA3).

  • FSA1 is aimed at foreign nationals who have had little or no education in their native country and who are unfamiliar with the Latin alphabet.
  • FSA2: is aimed at foreign nationals with a basic level of education from their native country, roughly equivalent to seven years of public school in the Faroe Islands. FSA2 seeks to enable the student to complete a short academic course in the Faroes.
  • FSA3 is aimed at foreign nationals who have completed a higher education in their native country and who seek to acquire a level of Faroese language mastery required for higher education in the Faroe Islands.

These courses will be further subdivided into six levels of language ability.

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In addition to learning the Faroese language, students will also be given an insight into Faroese culture and society.

Further details will be available after the 1 June consultation deadline.

 

Translated by prosa.fo

 
Nýggjastu sendingar í ÚV
Nýggjastu sendingar í SV
Mánadag 1. juni
Andakt við Emil Olsen, presti
109624
Mánadag 1. juni
Guðstænasta úr Fuglafjarða kirkju
109572
Sunnudag 31. mai
Andakt við Emil Olsen, presti
109555
Sunnudag 31. mai
Guðstænasta úr Glyvra kirkju.
109558