NORINT0142 - Norwegian for International Students, Level 4, Academic Oral

Course content

This course focuses upon texts containing technical terminology as well as fictional texts. Students will learn to make oral contributions in various proffesional contexts and to participate actively in discussions.

This is a skills course with a final oral examination.

Learning outcome

Students will be able to understand and describe structure and content in oral presentations using technical terminology. Students will also make their own individual contributions in their respective subject areas and participate actively in professional/specialised discussions.

Final marks will show the extent to which students have benefited from this course.


Information about deadlines and Application procedures can be found on the webpages for Norwegian Courses for International Students.

This subject is open to international students at the University of Oslo, and students who have been admitted to attend Norwegian courses. Students with ordinary admission to the University of Oslo are not entitled to attend this course.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Students attending this course are required to possess basic entrance requirements, with the exception of language requirements relating to Norwegian, and have passed NORINT0130 - Norwegian for International Students, Level 3 with the grade D or better in both the written and oral examinations.


This is a 30-hour course.

The course is reserved exclusively for students who have been accepted into the course.

Attention! 75% attendance required for this course.


Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


A final oral examination will be held.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination is given in Norwegian, and you submit your response in Norwegian.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Students who fail an examination or students who wish to improve their original marks are not entitled to take a postponed examination, but must wait until the next time the ordinary examinations is given.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.


This course can provide benefits in the form of credits for exchange students.

Norwegian courses carrying up to 40 study points can be used toward a single degree by international students at the University of Oslo.

Facts about this course




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