NOR10 Norwegian Language for Foreign Students level I
This course is a beginners course in Norwegian and gives an introduction to the Norwegian language and culture. The course focuses on the everyday language and language use. In addition some topics from Norwegian culture will be presented.
On completion of the course the successful student
- Have knowledge about the Norwegian language and Norwegian grammar
- Have knowledge about the Norwegian culture and society
- Can talk about, and ask questions about everyday life
- Can talk about your plans for the future and what you have done
- Can read and understand short texts
- Can write short texts with a basic vocabulary
Oral exercises (in groups)
Written exercises (individually and in groups)
Oral exercise is a very important part of the course and active participation is a prerequisite.
This course is reserved for students with no or little prior knowledge of Norwegian language. Students with Norwegian, Norwegian as a second language, Swedish or Danish are not accepted to the course.
Requirements for course approval
There are five elements required for passing the course: Two individual written assignments; Two grammar tests; One oral presentation. The elements will be given throughout the semester, and must be handed in by the appointed date (made public at the start of term). Two of the elements are only given as a part of the lectures, and the students must be present at these lectures. All elements will be graded as pass/fail, with a possibility to retake them. All elements must be passed in the same teaching semester.
Grading: Pass / Fail
Compendium available at the learning platform (Canvas)
Texts and exercises handed out in class. (Also available on Canvas)
Norsk-engelsk / engelsk-norsk skoleordbok (Kunnskapsforlaget)
Einar Haugen: Norwegian-English Dictionary: A Pronouncing and Translating Dictionary of Modern Norwegian (Bokmal and Nynorsk) with a Historical and Grammatical Introduction
- Norwegian and English
Spring and autumn. Offered Spring 2019
Klara Sjo, Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication.