TEGN2009 - Interpreting with Practicum 3


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

TEGN2009 builds on TEGN2002, TEGN2004, TEGN2007, TEGN2001, TEGN2003, TEGN2006, and is a continuation of TEGN2008. Here students will continue to develop their interpreting skills both during teaching hours and during practicum periods, with the aim to reach beginner level for professional practice. Through discussions, interpreting exercises and interpreting during practicum periods, students will see the importance of cooperation between all participants in interpreting situations. Here, students will also analyze and reflect on the professional practice of themeselves and others in order to develop their skills.

Learning outcome


- can prepare, conduct and reflect on an interpreting assignment

- can interpret in a realistic tempo into a rich and varied spoken Norwegian and into fluent and nuanced Norwegian Sign Language

- can act professionally in different interpreting situations and cooperate with primary participants and colleagues

- can analyze and reflect on the interpreting of themselves and others in order to develop their skills

Learning methods and activities

  • Language and interpreting exercises, including pre- and post- assignment work, analysis of video recorded interpreting. Practicum and written reflections as well as group- discussions.
  • 80% compulsory attendance. (Failure to comply with this can be compensated in accordance with instructions from the teacher.)
  • Practicum: There are two obligatory periods of practicum in TEGN2009, both at interpreter workplaces: - two weeks practicum at a workplace that is usually not the same as the one the student was in during TEGN2008. The student must interpret in real interpreting assignments. - three weeks practicum when the student usually returns to the same workplace as during TEGN2008. The student must interpret in real interpreting assignments.
  • For both periods the student will get feed back on their own skills. Practicum is graded: Pass or Fail. Deaf students can have alternative practicum periods if there is a need for this. (Further details on practicum only in Norwegian.)

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment
  • Oral assignment
  • 80% compulsory attendance
  • Practicum 2 weeks
  • Practicum 3 weeks
  • Interpreting of a Norwegian monologue
  • Interpretation of dialogue

Further on evaluation

Practial exam in signed language interpreting, including a reflective conversation.

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 TEGN2009 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 TEGN2008 and TEGN2004. Requires admission to the BA-program in Norwegian Sign Language – specialization interpreting.

Course materials

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

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian, Norwegian Sign Language

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Practical examination 100/100 E INSPERA
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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