NFUT0101 - Norwegian for Foreigners 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written and oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 2/3 3 hours E
Oral examination 1/3 15 minutes 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 comparison
  • 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 listening exercises, online or in a language lab. 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. 

Compulsory assignments

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

Further on evaluation

The exam includes a dictation/listening test, grammar exercises and an essay. The written exam will be in Norwegian bokmål. 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.

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

Specific conditions

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 AUTUMN 2011
NFUT0103 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
NFUT0104 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
NFUT0105 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
NFUT0106 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
NFUT0107 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
NFUT0108 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
NFUT0109 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
NFF0201 15.0 AUTUMN 2016
NFUT0112 15.0 AUTUMN 2018
NFUT0131 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
NFUT0130 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Norwegian for international students


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

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 and oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 2/3 E 2021-11-29 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 20
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/3 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 2/3 E 2022-05-11 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 13
Spring ORD Oral examination 1/3 E
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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