Norwegian for international researchers - basic level 3

The course continues where basic level 2 left off, taking you several steps further into the language used in everyday life in Norway.

Objectives

After completing basic level 3, participants should, in most contexts, be able to:

  • Understand the main ideas of radio and television programs
  • Speak and understand Norwegian in everyday life
  • Read simple authentic texts and newspaper articles

Content

The course is based on topics presented in the media. We practice understanding Norwegian language (written and oral), read newspaper articles, watch the news, simulate relevant meeting situations, give presentations, etc. Participants work on both written and spoken language and Norwegian grammar. Participants receive feedback on their use of the language according to their individual work situations and needs. 

Target group

  • International researchers at UiO and accompanying spouses/partners who wish to improve their Norwegian language skills.
  • International researchers at other research institutions are also welcome to take the course.

Preliminary knowledge

Basic communication skills in Norwegian. Participants must also be able to speak English.

Number of participants

Maximum 20 participants per group.

Duration

24 class hours; 3 class hours once a week for 8 weeks; courses start in February, April, September and November.

Next course

  • 9 November 2017 - 25 January 2018, Thursdays 17-20, no class 14, 21, 28 December and 4 January.

Course fee

  • NOK 3 300 for researchers and spouses/partners
  • NOK 4 100 for external researchers

Note: Reseachers should check with their host department whether full or partial sponsorship for Norwegian language courses is available. Please be aware that it is at the department's discretion how to handle this issue. Therefore, conditions will vary throughout the University.

Course material

Course material will be provided as handouts. 

Course leader

Erik Skuggevik, lecturer at the ISS.

Information

For further information, please contact the ISS by e-mail, researcher-courses@iss.uio.no.

Registration

To register, please fill out this on-line form. Applications are handled on a 'first come, first served' basis. As the number of spaces is limited, we encourage you to apply early.

Please have the following information ready before you fill out the form:

  1. Your contact information
  2. Your job title and department at UiO or the external institution you are affiliated with
  3. Contact information of the person or department that will pay for the course, if different than yourself. Please include the name, title and address of where we can send the bill

Note:

  • Researchers employed at UiO must have their course participation approved by their immediate superior.
  • The local administrator is expected to make the necessary arrangements for the approved course.
  • Enrollment is binding.
Published Apr. 11, 2010 4:57 PM - Last modified Sep. 20, 2017 12:53 PM