TYSK0503 - German in text and speech


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written and oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 50/100 4 hours E
Oral examination 50/100 20 minutes

Course content

The course is suitable for students who want to read and write academic texts in German at an advanced level (B2 / C1). We will read and analyse different types of text and focus on stylistic variation and conventions related to the various text types. The course aims to make the students aware of and critical to lingual choices in different contexts and contribute to the promotion of language proficiency in German at an advanced level.

Learning outcome


The candidate

-has advanced knowledge of both written and oral German language use (level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages)


The candidate

-can comprehend and communicate sufficiently (equivalent to level BA2/B1 C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

-can read and understand formal and informal texts

-can write coherent texts and discuss various issues

-can participate in spontaneous conversations on various topics, discuss and express their own opinion

Learning methods and activities

Teaching (lectures, seminars, written and oral exercises, presentations and group work).

Compulsory assignment:

- 2 written assignments in German

- 1 oral presentation in German

Approved compulsory activity is valid for two terms (term approval is also granted for the subsequent term).

Compulsory assignments

  • 2 written assignments
  • 1 oral presentation

Further on evaluation


- Written exam, 4 hours

- Oral examination, approximately 20 minutes

The written exam counts as 50% and the oral examination counts as 50% of the final grade.

Both parts of the exam is graded, but only the final grade will be listed on official diplomas and transcripts of records from NTNU. Both the written exam and the oral examination must receive the grade E or better in order for the student to receive a passing grade. If a student fails one or both parts of the exam, they must retake both parts of the exam. If a student resits a passed exam, they must retake both parts of the exam. The exam must be answered in German.

Required previous knowledge


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: First degree



Language of instruction: German

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • German
Contact information

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 Oral examination 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD School exam 50/100 E 2023-10-09 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 Sluppenvegen 14 1
  • * 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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