TEGN2000 - Norwegian Sign Language 3, including practicum


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 30 minutes E

Course content

TEGN2000 is based on TEGN1103. Through both class room teaching and different types of practicum the student will acquire a broader and more nuanced communicative repertoire in Norwegian Sign Language. Students will participate in more demanding conversations, and be able to understand and express more complex content. In TEGN2000 the student will begin to acquire strategies to adapt their communication to individuals with varying communicative needs, for example deaf blind persons. At this level, students are required to work with flow and coherence in their production of Norwegian Sign Language, and reflect on their own linguistic development in order to identify areas that need further development.

Learning outcome


- can understand longer and more demanding discourse in Norwegian Sign Language

- can produce different types of discourse in Norwegian Sign Language demonstrating a varied vocabulary and some degree of grammatical correctness

- can participate in conversations on professional and everyday themes of different degrees of difficulty

- can use their knowledge of Norwegian Sign Language to identify areas that need further development

Learning methods and activities

  • Communication excercises, to understand and produce Norwegian Sign Language.
  • Participation in recommended signed language arenas in Trondheim.
  • communication practicum and participation in 'Døves kulturdager' and open professional days (if arranged during the semester). Introduction to tactile Norwegian Sign Language.
  • 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.

Obligatory practicum: TEGN2000 includes one week of obligatory communication practicum and participation in 'Døves kulturdager' and open professional days (if arranged during the semester). Usually the one week communication practicum is arranged at the University, with hired actors that the students communicate with. Practicum is graded: Pass or Fail. (Further details on practicum only in Norwegian.)

Compulsory assignments

  • Test of comprehension and production skills
  • Video assignment (production skills)
  • Oral presentation
  • Practicum, 1 week
  • practicum
  • 80% compulsory attendanse

Further on evaluation

Oral exam in Norwegian sign language in groups of two or three students. Students will get individual marks. Students must prepare to participate in discussions of up to thirty minutes on familiar topics. During the preparation phase, all examination aids are permitted.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department. It is not possible for students who have passed the exam in TEGN2000 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.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Norwegian Sign Language (LTBATGTOLK)

Required previous knowledge

Completed the first year of the BA-program in Norwegian Sign Language, the one-year program in Norwegian Sign Language or the equivalent from another educational institution in Norway. Requires admission to the BA-program in Norwegian Sign Language.

Course materials

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

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian Sign Language

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Norwegian Sign Language and Interpreting
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral exam 100/100 E 2023-12-01
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.

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