NORA0120IN – Intensive Intermediate Norwegian, Level II

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Course content

Intensive Intermediate Norwegian level II is an intensive course offered in the summer semester. Students work primarily with non-fiction texts and exercises with themes from Norwegian daily life and society. Important and basic points of grammar are examined, and attention is given to variations in the Norwegian language. Students increase their vocabulary and learn idioms and varied ways of expressing themselves in different contexts.

Learning outcome

To understand oral presentations on everyday life and current issues, including the ability to understand the main ideas of radio and television programs. To read textbooks and simple authentic texts and newspaper articles. To have sufficient command of both oral and written Norwegian so that errors do not interfere with communication.


  • This is a pay course and the course fee is NOK 14 000. 

  • NORA0120 does not qualify for financial support from Lånekassen.
  • See the full admission process.

Application period

The application portal for summer 2022 will open 4 January - 1 March 2022.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Applicants must meet the basic requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway. It is presumed that the applicant has passed Norwegian Level I with a minimum of “D” or better in both the oral and written examinations, or Norskprøven level A2. If you have attended a Norwegian level A2 course outside of the UiO , documentation of this (Norskprøven level A2) must be produced on the first day of class. Students who fail to document their A2 level will be demoted to level I. To be admitted you must submit required supporting documents.

Overlapping courses

This course is equivalent to the courses listed above, and is also equivalent to Folkeuniversitetet's Levels B1 (4-5) and European level B1, but does not automatically qualify one for a residence permit.

Norwegian courses up to a maximum of 40 credits can be used as part of a degree at the University of Oslo for international students. Contact your department for more information. 


For summer 2022 this course will be held in-person in Oslo, Norway, Monday-Friday during the morning time.

Classroom sessions include instruction and group work. Daily attendance and active participation in this course is expected of all participants.


Stein på stein, textbook and workbook (2021). The books can be bought at Akademika and other bookstores, they are also available in a digital format at Brettboka. Instructions for buying the digital textbook and workbook from Brettboka here.


Regular exams

The final exam consists of an oral and a written examination. The oral exam counts for 50 % of the total grade and includes two parts; listening comprehension and spoken production. The oral exam lasts for 30 minutes. The written exam counts for 50 % of the total grade and includes two parts; written production and reading comprehension. The written exam lasts for 2.5 hours. Your teacher will inform you when your oral exam will take place. There will also be information about the time and place of the written exam in Studentweb.

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

Previous exams

Previous exams are available for download as a study aid.

Digital examination

The written examination is conducted in the digital examination system Inspera. You will need to familiarize yourself with the digital examination arrangements in Inspera.

Read more about written examinations using Inspera.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination


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.

Examination results are available three weeks after the exam, at the latest. Grades and transcripts will be available via StudentWeb.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Candidates may re-sit an exam free of charge if they: a) have a valid absence (doctor’s note), or b) failed the examination.

Candidates who want to re-sit the exam to improve their grades, or did not show up for the scheduled exam must pay a fee of NOK 2 250 to re-sit the exam.You can take the exam up to three times. You cannot re-sit an examination if you have used the maximum number of examination attempts. Candidates who re-sit the exam must take all parts of the exam again (both written and oral exams).

Candidates who re-sit the exam may take the exam in May, July and December when regular exams are arranged. Candidates who are re-sitting NORA exams can also re-sit the exam in the summer at the NORAIN exam. 

To re-sit the exam, contact the ISS office by email (

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.

Students who need a specially adapted exam must submit a Request for Special Examination Form along with medical documentation to NORA by July 17 for the summer semester.


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

Facts about this course






Every summer


Every summer

Teaching language


Course fee

NOK 14 000