ASU10207 - Norwegian for foreign exchange students


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 40/100 3 hours
Oral examination 60/100

Course content

Alphabet and pronounciation

Grammer, basic vocabulary for everyday life

Texts and lectures concerning Norwegian culture and Norwegian society

Learning outcome

- alphabet, pronounciation rules and linguistic structures of the Norwegian langugage
- basic vocabulary in Norwegian
- Norwegian geography and history
- Norwegian culture and social life

- oral and written basic Norwegian in specific social situations, with an emphasis on oral communication.       

- be aware of specific cultural traits and the way of life in Norway and know how to relate to Norwegian culture taking account of one's own cultural background.

Learning methods and activities

Oral and written communication, individually and in groups. Lectures with background information on Norway. Training in communication skills: understanding of basic oral and written Norwegian, speaking, reading and writing. Practical, individual excercises in class and in the local environment. Training through dialogues and role plays. Indivdual supervision and counselling.       

Mandatory requirements:
Min. 75% attendance in class.4 compulsory, written assignments, 1 oral presentation in class. These must be passed in order for students to take the final exam.

Previously approved mandatory assignments do not need to be handed in again for later exams.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatorisk arbeidskrav

Further on evaluation

3 hour written examination (40%)

Oral examination (60%) 

Re-sit examination:Students are entitled to re-sit only the part of the examination in which they have had legitimate reasons for an absence or have failed. A re-sit examination will take place only during the designated period for re-sit examinations.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

General university college entrance requirements

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2018

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2019

Language of instruction: -

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of International Business



Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 40/100 2018-12-11 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
C219 - Master Hovedbygget 0
Spring ORD Written examination 40/100 2019-05-14 13:30
Room Building Number of candidates
G328B Fagskolen 0
Autumn ORD Oral examination 60/100 2018-12-03 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
B332 Hovedbygget 0
Spring ORD Oral examination 60/100 2019-05-14 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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