TYSK1305 - Language Proficiency 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 1/2 4 hours E
Oral examination 1/2 20 minutes
Home exam 1/2 4 hours A

Course content

The competence the students have acquired in their first semester of German studies is further developed in this course. Written and oral proficiency in German is practiced and further developed through exercises in proficiency. These exercises are related to different types of texts and cultural expressions found in contemporary German culture. The students are expected to submit written work, such as written work in German or translations from Norwegian to German.

Learning outcome

The candidate
-has knowledge of different types of text and forms of expression from the German speaking community
-has knowledge of central aspects of German phrase structure
-has knowledge of the content, form and function of German literary and cultural forms of expression and is able to place these within a historical and cultural context

The candidate
-is able to understand and communicate in both written and oral German at B2 level
-is able to use relevant dictionaries, reference books and grammars
-is able to read, understand and discuss different types of German texts
-is able to write a coherent German text

The candidate
-is conscious of differences between Norwegian and German language and culture and is able to broaden this knowledge independently
-is able to reflect on linguistic differences between Norwegian and German and make use of this in both oral and written German

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group sessions, practical work with assignments and translations, oral presentations.

Compulsory assignments:
- 1 oral presentation (ca. 10 minutes)
- 3 written assignments

Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).

Students also have the option of taking this course in Kiel. For further information regarding mandatory activities and assessments given in Kiel, please contact the department.

Compulsory assignments

  • 3 written assignments
  • 1 oral presentation (approx. 10 min)

Further on evaluation

Assessments are oral and written exams:
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. 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.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

The reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TYSK1302 7.5 01.09.2008
TYSK1303 7.5 01.09.2008
TYSK1304 7.5 01.09.2008
HFTYSK114 7.5 01.09.2008
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: German

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • German
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Written examination and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 1/2 E 2020-11-24 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home exam (1) 1/2 A





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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