NORINT0142 – Norwegian for International Students, Level 4, Oral

Course content

This is a higher level subject for international students. The subject builds on skills and knowledge acquired in NORINT0130 or the equivalent.

The course uses texts containing technical terminology as well as fictional texts, radio and TV programs and other kinds of written and oral presentations as a vantage point. In class, the students learn to give oral contributions in a variety of subject-related contexts and participate actively in discussions.

This is a proficiency course with a final examination.

NORINT0142 does not fulfill the requirements for Higher education entrance qualification (GSK). If you need GSK you should take NORINT0130.

Learning outcome

After having completed the subject, students should be able to understand and explain structure and content in oral presentations that use technical terminology. The students themselves should be able to make oral contributions in their respective subject areas as well as participate actively in discussions both inside and outside their own subject areas. In addition, they should be able to understand radio and TV programs and other kinds of oral presentations, also when these are not clearly structured.

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

It is assumed that students have Higher education entrance qualification with the exception of Norwegian language skills, and that they have passed NORINT0130 – Norwegian for International Students, Level 3 Level 3 or the equivalent with the grade D or better on both the written and oral exam.


This subject has three hours of teaching per week for 10 weeks, 30 hours in total, and requires active student participation.

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

Compulsory activities

Before the student can sit for the exam, the following compulsory activities must be approved by the teacher:

  • 75 % attendance (22 hours)    
  • A qualifying assignment in the form of an 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.


A final oral examination will be held.

The guidance for examiners for the exam is published here (NORWEGIAN ONLY).

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Use of sources and citations

When writing a paper you are obligated to 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.

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.


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

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