Norwegian Language for Foreign Students level I

NOR10 Norwegian Language for Foreign Students level I

Autumn 2021

  • Topics

    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.

  • Learning outcome

    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

  • Teaching

    The course is focused on student-active learning. The lectures are a combination of presentations, group work and exercises, oral and written practice, as well as conversation classes. Oral exercise is a very important part of the course and active participation is a prerequisite.

    Due to the corona situation, and the fact that not all students will be able to come to campus, the presentation of new material will also be available online, and there will be organised virtual practice groups.

  • Restricted access

    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


  • Assessment

    There are five activities, and each is required for passing the course:

    • Two individual written assignments
    • Two grammar tests
    • One oral activity

    The activities will be given throughout the semester and must be handed in by the appointed date (made public at the start of term). 

    All elements will be graded as pass/fail. If necessary, some or all activities will be digital.  All elements must be passed in the same teaching semester. As the assessment in this course by its nature cannot be re-examined, the grades awarded may not be appealed.

  • Grading Scale

    Grading: Pass / Fail

  • Literature

    Compendium available at the learning platform (Canvas)

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

    Recommended dictionaries:

    Norsk-engelsk / engelsk-norsk skoleordbok (Kunnskapsforlaget)


ECTS Credits
Teaching language
Norwegian and English

Spring and autumn. Offered spring 2021 and autumn 2021

Course responsible

Marianne van Baar, Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication.