Norwegian for International Students, Intermediate level
Included in Study
Language of instruction
Norwegian and English
NO-133 Norwegian for International Students or the equivalent (upon application).
Upon completion of the course the students shall have the ability to understand oral and written presentations of the topics that have been discussed during the course. This includes being able to:
talk about personal background, experiences and plans for the future;
speak about leisure activities, personal work experience and education;
compare different cultures and share intercultural experiences;
express positive and negative feelings, uncertainty, wishes, conditions;
express, explain and give reasons for personal opinions.
The students shall also:
be able to write short coherent texts about the topics discussed during the course;
have a relatively good grip on Norwegian spelling and on basic Norwegian grammar;
have a relatively extensive vocabulary;
express themselves in a simple, understandable and reasonably idiomatic way.
This course is for exchange students and other international students on level A1-A2 according to TheCommon European Framework for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (2011). The students will further develop their basic grammatical knowledge and skills. Some central topics are verb tenses, the use of adjectives and noun, preposistions, subordinate clauses. The course offers practicing language variation and some abstract vocabulary.
There will be an emphasis on oral and written activities, in terms of both understanding and expressing oneself. The students will also begin to read authentic texts with an approximately normal degree of difficulty.
Lectures and exercises. The expected workload is estimated to about 270 hours.
Mandatory attendance requirement (80%) and 10 short digital tests (quizzes).
Assessment methods and criteria
3-hour witten examination under surveillance. Graded assessment.