NFUT0101 - Norwegian for Foreigners 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 1/3 15 minutes E
Written examination 2/3 3 hours E

Course content

Level 1 is a language course for beginners or students with very little previous knowledge of Norwegian.
The course focuses on basic grammar and use of everyday language in both oral and written production.

Learning outcome

The candidate has basic knowledge about grammatical rules of inflexion and word order:
- Verbs: the infinitive, present, preterite, present perfect, imperative
- Nouns: gender, number, indefinite and definite forms
- Adjective: agreement and comparision
- Pronouns: subject and object forms, reflexive pronouns and possessives
- Word order in main clauses and subordinate clauses

The candidate’s skills are equivalent to Level A2/B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The candidate
- masters a basic vocabulary of Norwegian everyday language and grammatical rules for inflection and word order
- is able to write assignments focusing on descriptive and narrative texts in the past, present and future tenses on topics that are known to him/her and are of personal interest.
The candidate is able to describe experiences and impressions.

Learning methods and activities

6 hours seminars/group work per week, including language laboratory exercises.

Students need to hand in at least six written papers which must be approved by the end of the course.

Attendance is compulsory for the first lecture.

Approved examination's requirements are valid for 4 semesters after approval date.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80% attendance (obligatory attendance the first lecture)
  • •At least 6 approved written assignments

Further on evaluation

The exam includes a dictation/listening test, grammar exercises and an essay. In addition a 10-15 minutes oral exam will take place. Dictionaries are not allowed.

Separate grades are given for the written and the oral exam. In the final grade the written exam counts 2/3 while the oral exam counts 1/3. Both the written and the oral exam need to be passed in order to pass the exam. Students must retake both parts if they fail either part.

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.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Norwegian for Foreigners (NFUT)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
NFUT0102 15.0 01.09.2011
NFUT0103 15.0 01.09.2011
NFUT0104 15.0 01.09.2011
NFUT0105 15.0 01.09.2011
NFUT0106 15.0 01.09.2011
NFUT0107 15.0 01.09.2011
NFUT0108 15.0 01.09.2011
NFUT0109 15.0 01.09.2011
NFF0201 15.0 01.09.2016
NFUT0112 15.0 01.09.2018
NFUT0131 15.0 01.09.2020
NFUT0130 15.0 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Norwegian for international students


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Norwegian as a Second Language
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature



Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/3 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 1/3 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 2/3 E 2020-11-24 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 2/3 E INSPERA
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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