Norwegian Language for Foreign Students level I

NOR10 Norwegian Language for Foreign Students level I

  • Topics


    Norwegian phonological system, grammar, basic syntax and basic vocabulary. Topics from Norwegian society and culture

  • Learning outcome

    Learning outcome

    On completion of the course the students should

    • understand and have skills in Norwegian phonology, morphology and syntax
    • understand questions and talk about everyday life
    • read and understand simple texts
    • write simple texts with a basic vocabulary

  • Teaching



    Oral exercises (in groups)

    Written exercises (individually and in groups)

    Conversation classes


    Oral exercise is a very important part of the course and active participation is a prerequisite.

    Use of multimedia lab is also integrated into the course.

  • Credit reduction due to overlap

    Credit reduction due to overlap

    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

    Requirements for course approval


  • Assessment


    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 passed/fail, with possibility to retake them. All elements must be passed in the same teaching semester.

  • Grading Scale

    Grading Scale

    Grading: Pass / Fail

  • Semester


    Spring and Autumn.

  • Literature


    Compendium available at Akademika and on itslearning.

    Texts and exercises handed out in class. (Also available on itslearning)

    Recommended dictionaries:

    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


ECTS Credits
Teaching language
Norwegian and English  
Spring, Autumn

Course responsible

Klara Sjo, Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication.