NFUT6101 - Norwegian for foreigners, level 1 in the workplace


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 1/3 10 minutes E
School exam 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 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. Approved examination's requirements are valid for 4 semesters after approval date.

Students will learn through a coordinated set of learning arenas at the workplace, both classroom tuition and other activities (e.g. language café), and course participants are expected to participate actively in these.

Attendance is compulsory for the first lecture.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80% compulsory attendance
  • Minimum 6 approved assignments

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.

Specific conditions

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
NFUT0101 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0102 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0103 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0104 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0105 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0106 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0107 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0108 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0109 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0201 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0112 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0131 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0130 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0110 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
NFUT0170 15.0 AUTUMN 2023
NFUT0160 15.0 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Further education, lower degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 2/3 E 2023-11-29 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111+SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 2
Autumn ORD Oral exam 1/3 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 2/3 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 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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