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Course Plan for Norwegian Language for Foreign

Students, Beginner Level


NORBE Norwegian Language for Foreign Students,
Course Code and Course Name
Beginner Level
Norwegian Course Name Norsk for internasjonale studenter, nivå for nybegynnere
ECTS 5
Semester One semester
Language of Instruction Norwegian

Approved by the Study Board 30 June 2014.

Introduction
The Beginner’s course of Norwegian is an introduction to some main aspects of Norwegian language.
The objective of the course is to enable the candidates to understand and produce Norwegian in some
common social contexts.

Admission
International exchange students, who are admitted to the study programmes at Oslo and Akershus
University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) for the current term, will be given priority over other
applicants. Other categories of international students, who currently follow the study programmes at
HiOA, may be admitted to the course provided that there will be available places. Other categories of
applicants, who are not international students at HiOA, will not be able to apply.

Target Group
The target group of the course is international exchange students who are admitted to the study
programmes at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences for the current term.

Learning outcomes
The objective of the course is to enable the candidates to understand and produce Norwegian in some
common social contexts. By the end of the course the candidates should be able to:

Knowledge
 apply a basic vocabulary of isolated words and phrases related to particular concrete, familiar
situations, in oral and written language production
 apply basic grammatical structures and sentence patterns of Norwegian in oral and written
language production
 understand and use familiar everyday Norwegian expressions and very basic Norwegian
phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type

Skills
 read and understand short, simple texts on Norwegian by recognizing familiar words and basic
phrases
 write simple Norwegian phrases and sentences about themselves and imaginary people
 pronounce a repertoire of learnt words and phrases in a way that can be understood with some
effort by native speakers

General competence
 interact in a simple way using Norwegian, and follow simple directions in Norwegian
provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help
 ask and answer questions about oneself and other people and to initiate and respond to simple
statements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics on Norwegian

Contents
The course comprises 40 hours of language instruction (4 hours * 10 weeks) organized as whole class
instruction.

Learning and Teaching Forms


The course activities include:
- Reading comprehension practice
- Listening comprehension practice
- Conversation practice
- Grammar exercises
- Written assignments

Course Work Requirements


Not applicable.

Final Assessment
Code Name ECTS Exam Form Semester Grading Scale
Norwegian
Language for Written and oral By the end of the
NORB6000 5 ECTS A-F
Foreign Students, exam semester
Beginner Level

The final assessment consists of a one-hour written exam followed by a fifteen-minute oral exam.
Both the written and oral exams are organized on campus, under supervision. The final exams are
assessed by internal examiners. The written and oral parts each count 50% of the final grade. The
assessment criteria correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
descriptions of A1-level language competencies. The grading scale used in the final assessment is the
ECTS-grading scale, with A-E as passing grades and F as failing grade. No helping resources are
allowed for the final exams.

Re-examination
In case of failing the exam or in case of valid absence at the time of the exam, the student is entitled to
make a renewed attempt the next semester. The re-examination will be arranged in the same manner as
the regular exam. The students are themselves responsible for registering for the re-examination within
given deadlines.

ECTS credits
The final certificate for the course gives 5 ECTS credits.

Required Reading
Ellingsen/MacDonald (2010): Norsk på 123 Chapters 1 – 10 (100 pages)