NFUT0303 - Norwegian for Foreigners 3


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written and oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 2/3 6 hours E
Oral examination 1/3 20 minutes E

Course content

Throughout the course special emphasis will be given to verb forms (tense and mood) and nuances in expression (pragmatics), in addition to further strengthening of the grammar from the two lowest levels. Civilization is part of the curriculum in this level, either in the form of a single work (for example Ellingsen and MacDonald: Her på berget), or in the form of free-standing texts of similar size and subject. Some of the subjects may be addressed with literary texts. The intent is to provide students with an insight into modern Norwegian community life and its historical background.

Learning outcome


The candidate's level of knowledge is equivalent to Level B2/C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


The candidate

  • can understand lectures given in Norwegian
  • can read Norwegian texts
  • can express him or herself in descriptive, narrative and persuasive genres.
  • is able to converse on a wide variety of subjects

Learning methods and activities

6 hours seminars/group work per week, including listening exercises. Students need to hand in and have approved at least six papers by the end of the course. Some of them should be in a persuasive genre. One of the written works may be a larger paper. The candidate must also give an oral presentation during the course.

Attendance is compulsory for the first lecture.

Compulsory assignments

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

Further on evaluation

The written part of the exam is 6 hours combined.The written exam tests comprehension (e.g. dictation), grammar, vocabularies and text writing. Dictionaries are not allowed during the written exam. The written exam will be in Norwegian bokmål.

The duration of the oral exam is 15-20 minutes. At the oral exam you may either be asked to read an unfamiliar text or discuss topics covered in the required reading. If you are asked to read an unfamiliar text, you may use a dictionary.

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)

Required previous knowledge

Passed Norwegian for Foreigners 2 or Placement test or Norskprøven with B2 in the written part and B1 in the other parts.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
NFUT0301 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
NFUT0302 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
NFUT0304 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
NFUT0305 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
NFF0301 15.0 AUTUMN 2016
NFUT0330 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Norwegian for international students


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

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 2022-11-30 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/3 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 2/3 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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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