NORINT0114 – Norwegian for International Students, 60 hour Introductory Course
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This is a beginner’s course for exchange students who are going to be in Norway for one semester.
The subject provides practice in the following four language skills: pronunciation/speaking, writing, listening to and reading Norwegian. It offers an introduction to Norwegian phonetics and grammar, with topics such as word order, declension of nouns, adjectives and verbs, use of tenses, use of pronouns and expressions of time.
Topics and vocabulary include, among other things, introducing oneself and greeting people, family, food, living conditions, one’s own travels, study situation, and being able to express one’s own wishes and feelings.
This is a proficiency course with a final examination.
After completing the course, students should be able to understand oral and written representations that include vocabulary and structures covered in the course.
Students should be able to write and talk about topics covered in the course and express their own thoughts and opinions, even if their language is simple. Their pronunciation should be good enough so that communication is not obstructed.
They should know basic rules of grammar that have been covered in the course.
The final mark will show to what extent the student has attained the intended learning outcome for the subject.
This course is only open to international students at the University of Oslo. Read about admission and registering here: Norwegian Courses for International Students.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
The prerequisite for this course is basic entrance requirements, with the exception of requirements relating to Norwegian.
- 10 credits overlap with NORINT0110 – Norwegian for International Students, Level 1
- 5 credits overlap with NORINT0111 – Norwegian for international students, level 1, part 1 (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with NORINT0112 – Norwegian for international students, level 1, part 2 (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with NORINT0105 – Norwegian language for International Students, introductory (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with EILC0111
- 5 credits overlap with EILC0112
- 10 credits overlap with ISSN0110 – Intensive Elementary Norwegian, Level I
- 10 credits overlap with NORA0110 – Elementary Norwegian, Level I
Six hours per week for 10 weeks, 60 hours in total. This is a course that requires active student participation. Each week, the students will be given written assignments.
In order to sit for the examination, the following compulsory assignments must be approved by the teacher:
- 75 % attendance (45 hours)
- One compulsory oral presentation
Access to teaching
If you have completed compulsory instruction and have had this approved, you are not entitled to repeat that instruction. If you have been admitted to the course, but have not completed compulsory instruction or had this approved, you are entitled to new instruction permitting available capacity.
The exam is a 3-hour written examination.
In order to sit for the examination, the compulsory activities must be approved.
Approved compulsory activities are valid for the next two terms that the course is offered.
The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.
Submit assignments in Inspera
You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read more about how to submit assignments in Inspera.
Use of sources and citation
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in Norwegian, and you submit your response in Norwegian.
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.
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.
Please note that passing NORINT0114 does not make you eligible for NORINT0120, Level 2. In order to be eligible for NORINT0120 you must have passed NORINT0110, Level 1, with D or better, in both the oral and written exam.