NFUT0401 - Norwegian for Foreigners 4


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

Forms of linguistic expression (idiomology) and linguistic nuances (pragmatics) will be given greater attention at this level than in previous courses. Students need to hand in and have approved at least four written papers by the end of the course. Three of them should be in a persuasive genre.

Learning outcome

By the end of the term students should be able to understand normal conversation, including different dialect variations. Students must be able to read a wide range of genuine Norwegian texts, and in oral and written presentations students will be expected to master different styles.

The aim of the course is to help students become familiar with various forms of Norwegian and to help them learn to use Norwegian to express themselves, both orally and in writing, in a precise, nuanced manner. At the end of the course, the candidate should have the following knowledge and skills:


  • The candidate's level of knowledge is equivalent to Level C1/C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • The candidate has knowledge about the language situation in Norway


The candidate

  • can express himself precisely both in writing and speech.
  • can understand normal speech in Norwegian, included different dialect variations

Learning methods and activities

5 or 6 hours seminars/group work per week, including listening exercises. (60 hours in total). Attendance is compulsory for the first lecture.

Compulsory assignments

  • •At least 4 approved assignments
  • 80% attendance (obligatory attendance the first lecture)
  • 1 oral presentation

Further on evaluation

The written part of the exam is 6 hours combined. The 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 oral exam lasts 15-20 minutes. The basis of the oral exam can be either reading of an unfamiliar text or a discussion based on topics covered in the required reading. Students may use a dictionary when reading the unfamiliar text.

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

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

Required previous knowledge

Passed Level 3, or Norwegian higher level language test with 450 points or better or grade 'bestått'; or Norskprøven with B2 in all parts, or Norwegian examination as a second language at Norwegian upper secondary school passed with a grade of 4 or better or another equivalent course.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

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 2023-11-16 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 17
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/3 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS School exam 2/3 E 2023-12-13 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS Oral examination 1/3 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 2/3 E 2024-04-24 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL515 Sluppenvegen 14 12
Spring ORD Oral examination 1/3 E 2024-04-22 08:00
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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