TYSK2301 - Language Proficiency 3


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Term paper 50/100
Oral exam 50/100 30 minutes E

Course content

The course TYSK2301 will help to develop the students' oral and written language skills to an advanced level (C1/C2). Through selected texts and topics, emphasis will be placed on conveying a current picture of Germany today. We will read, analyse and discuss texts such as scientific articles, newspaper articles, novel excerpts, films and short prose related to an overall and relevant subject. Students will be expected to contribute actively to the teaching. Grammar exercises will provide practical training in the use of the German language on an intermediate level when necessary.

Learning outcome


The candidate

-is well acquainted with key aspects of the German phrase structure and is able to apply this in both oral and written German

-has knowledge of content, form and function in German literary and cultural expressions and is able to place these within a cultural and historic context


The candidate

-is able to use the language in a stylistically adequate fashion and with a high degree of grammatical correctness at C-level

-is able to express themselves spontaneously, fluently and correctly and formulate shades of meaning on complex topics

-is able to identify and analyse different types of texts

-is able to summarise and critically discuss material from various sources

-is able to describe social phenomena such as electoral systems and educational systems and compare these with the Norwegian ones

-is able to utilise relevant dictionaries, reference books and grammars -is able to use online tools when conveying the German language

-is able to use online tools in order to develop their language skills as well as to keep themselves informed about the German society


The candidate

-is able to update and broaden their practical skills

-is able to update and broaden their knowledge of the German language and culture

Learning methods and activities

Sessions with lectures and group sessions.

Compulsory assignments

  • 1 oral presentation
  • 1 project outline
  • 1 draft for term paper

Further on evaluation


- 1 term paper (ca. 3500-4000 words) that counts as 50% of the final grade.

- 1 oral examination (ca. 30 minutes) that counts for 50% of the final grade.

Both parts of the exam will be 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 all parts of the exam, they must retake all parts of the exam. If a student resits a passed exam, they must retake all parts of the exam. The exam must be answered in German.

In semesters where TYSK2301 is not taught, NTNU will not be offering a resit examination.

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
HFTYSK207 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: German

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • German
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Term paper 50/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral exam 50/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Term paper 50/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 50/100 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.

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