TEGN1100 - Norwegian Sign Language 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 10 minutes E

Course content

In TEGN1100 students will acquire basic skills in Norwegian Sign Language, enabling them to conduct simple conversations on everyday themes. Focus is on developing basic skills in communicating in Norwegian Sign Language by acquiring a set of basic signs and grammatical structures in order to be able to construct simple utterances. Students are also introduced to the different manual alphabets, and number and counting systems used in Norwegian Sign Language. Central in TEGN1100 is to learn strategies to communicate and interact on visual conditions.

Learning outcome


- have knowledge about different strategies for visual communication

- have knowledge about different manual alphabets, and number and counting systems used in Norwegian Sign Language

- can use simple sentence patterns and phrases they have learnt to conduct simple conversations on central everyday themes such as family, background, education, studying and leisure interests

- has basic skills in using manual alphabets and number signs

- can understand the most frequent sign vocabulary and common phrases regarding central everyday themes

Learning methods and activities

  • Communication exercises, to understand and produce Norwegian Sign Language. Log writing. Participation in recommended signed language arenas in Trondheim.
  • 80% compulsory attendance. (Failure to comply with this can be compensated in accordance with instructions from the teacher).
  • Approved obligatory assignments are valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester). All obligatory assignments must be completed in the same semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Practical test (comprehension and production skills)
  • Practical test (comprehension and production skills)
  • Oral presentation in group
  • A text describing the student`s language acquisition and development
  • 80% compulsory attendance

Further on evaluation

Individual oral exam, a signed language dialogue (up to 10 minutes) between one student and one teacher. No examination aids allowed.

It is not possible for students who have passed the exam in TEGN1100 to retake the exam in a semester where this course is not taught. Students who did not pass the exam, or who did not complete the exam due to illness may submit the exam in a semester where this course is not taught; however, they will not receive any supervision.

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the BA-program in Norwegian Sign Language, the one-year program in Norwegian Sign Language or the Teachers' Training Program.

Course materials

The reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
4TGE1 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
LTOT1001 15.0 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian, Norwegian Sign Language

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Norwegian Sign Language and Interpreting
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination (1) 100/100 E

2023-12-04 - 2023-12-08

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 100/100 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.
  • 1) Eksamensdato 4. - 8. desember 2023, muntlig eksamen (10 min.)

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