The objective of this course is to expand the students’ knowledge of Norwegian language and culture.
Upon completing this course, the student will have knowledge of Norwegian phonology, grammar and vocabulary equivalent to a B-1 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The student will gain knowledge of the following topics within society and literature:
● the welfare state (health, school and work),
● housing and finance,
● geography, climate and environment,
● local and national industries,
● the multicultural Norway (including holidays and celebrations).
● a short self-selected book,
● Karius og Baktus,
● Norwegian folktales.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
● read and understand different texts,
● retrieve information from different texts,
● participate in conversations relating to the curriculum,
● take the initiative and express his/her own opinions in the Norwegian language,
● express him/herself verbally and in writing with a varied and functional vocabulary,
● have a language structure that does not hinder communication,
● speak with pronunciation that does not hinder communication,
● understand basic lectures in Norwegian,
● write short texts about topics from the curriculum literature.
The student will:
● be able to plan and complete basic work tasks and projects in Norwegian,
● be able to disseminate subject matter both in writing and verbally,
● be able to use Norwegian in everyday life and orientate him/herself in the local community,
● have an insight into relevant work forms in higher education in Norway.
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Written exam||1/2||4 hours||Pass - Fail||Norwegian-Norwegian dictionary. |
|Oral exam||1/2||Pass - Fail|
Attendance at teaching sessions, excursions and group work is compulsory. Oral presentation of project work is also a work requirement for being able to sit the exam. Students who are absent more than 25% of the time and/or have not completed the work requirements, will not be permitted to sit the exam.
- Course coordinator
- Unni Puntervold Pereira
- Course teacher
- Wenche Elisabeth Thomassen , Ann Elisabeth Laksfoss Cardozo
- Programme coordinator
- Anne Siri Norland , Karen Marie Espeland
Method of work
The surroundings are used as a learning arena both to develop language skills and to gain knowledge about the local community. Several compulsory excursions are arranged during the study programme.
The students must regularly produce written work on specified topics. They are encouraged to work independently with the language learning and to continually evaluate their own efforts and progress.
Individual guidance can be provided if necessary.
(For example, Ellingsen, E. & Mac Donald, K. (2014). Stein på stein. Norsk og samfunnskunnskaper for norske innvandrere. Oslo: Cappelen Damm
Nilsen, G.K. & Gjerseth, I. (2012). Mer norsk. Oslo: Fagbokforlaget
Egner, T. (1958). Karius og Baktus. Oslo: Cappelen Damm
A self-selected book
Selected authentic texts will be discussed during the semester.
A Norwegian-Norwegian dictionary
Mac Donald, K. & Mac Donald, M. (2013). Exploring Norwegian Grammar. Oslo: Cappelen Damm.
Mac Donald, K. (2009). Norsk grammatikk. Norsk som andrespråk. Oslo: Cappelen Damm
Sist oppdatert: 17.10.2019