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 selected topics from the Norwegian culture will be presented.
On successful completion of the course you will
- Have knowledge about the Norwegian language and grammar
- Have knowledge about the Norwegian culture and society
- talk about, and ask questions about everyday life
- talk about plans for the future and what you have done
- read and understand short texts
- write short texts with a basic vocabulary
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.
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
- Two individual written assignments
- Two grammar tests
- 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 approved/not approved. If necessary, some or all activities will be digital. All elements must be completed in the same teaching semester.
As the assessment in this course by its nature cannot be re-examined, the grade awarded may not be appealed.
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)
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
- Norwegian and English
Spring and autumn. Offered spring 2022 and autumn 2022.
Kari Johanne Oma, Assistant professor, Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication.