NFUT0212 - Norwegian for Foreigners 2, Ålesund


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

At the end of this course, students should be able to deal with simple texts from newspapers. Writing skills in both descriptive and narrative genres are further developed, and towards the end of the course students should also be able to write simple persuasive texts.

The students’ existing everyday vocabulary is further expanded. They can give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to their fields of interest. Upon completing the course, they will be able to have a conversation on a variety of current topics with relative ease.

Learning outcome

Students will build upon their basic Norwegian vocabulary and grammatical skills to further expand their knowledge of the language. The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and is equivalent to Level B1/B2.

KNOWLEDGE: The candidate´s level of knowledge is equivalent to Level B1/B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The candidate
- masters a vocabulary that enables him to give clear descriptions and express his meaning about most everyday issues
- uses complex sentences
- can use different techniques to create coherence when writing
- can write simple persuasive texts

Learning methods and activities

This course spans two semesters with a final exam in the spring semester. 40 hours of teaching per semester - two hours twice a week. This course is open only to staff and students at Campus Ålesund.

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 written exam tests comprehension (e.g. dictation), grammar, vocabularies and text writing. In addition a 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

Limited admission to classes.

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)

Required previous knowledge

Passed Norwegian for Foreigners 1 or Placement test or Norskprøven with B1 in the written part and A2 in the other parts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
NFUT0201 15.0 01.09.2020
NFUT0202 15.0 01.09.2020
NFUT0203 15.0 01.09.2020
NFUT0204 15.0 01.09.2020
NFUT0205 15.0 01.09.2020
NFUT0206 15.0 01.09.2020
NFUT0207 15.0 01.09.2020
NFF0201 15.0 01.09.2020
NFF0301 15.0 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Norwegian for international students


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



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