Short Introductory Course in Norwegian Language and Culture
- ECTS credits7.5
- Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
- Course codeNOR-INTRO
- Number of semesters1
- LanguageNorwegian (bokmål)
Autumn and spring
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The target audience for NOR-INTRO is exchange students with granted admission to the University of Bergen. The course is ideal for international students who plan to take one introductory course in Norwegian language and culture in addition to regular program courses.
This introductory language course focuses on vocabulary connected to topics such as introducing oneself and others, study, food, clothing, accommodation, weather and familiar situations and events.
The course focuses to a large extent on oral language skills. Students will practice basic Norwegian phrases and pronunciation, and they will be able to have simple conversations in Norwegian about their daily life. Students will also practice reading and writing simple texts and listening to spoken Norwegian.
After successfully completing this course, students:
- Can understand and use common expressions and very basic Norwegian phrases
- Are able to introduce themselves and others
- Are able to ask and answer basic questions about topics covered in the course
- Can communicate in a simple way and use very basic Norwegian vocabulary and grammar
- Can understand spoken Norwegian provided other persons talk slowly and clearly about topics covered in the course
- Can read and write simple texts about topics covered in the course
- Are able to produce and understand basic Norwegian expressions and phrases related to topics covered in the course
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
NOR-INTRO combined with one of these courses will therefore give a credit reduction of 7,5 credits.
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
The course totals 36 hours of instruction.
Students are divided into seminar groups and it is expected that they are prepared and participate actively in lessons.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Attendance is mandatory. Participants who are absent more than 25% of the time will not be permitted to take the exam.
The compulsory requirements are valid for three semesters. This includes the semester when the lectures are given and the following two semesters.
Forms of Assessment
The course concludes with an oral examination in Norwegian.
The oral exam is graded as pass/fail.
Regarding the number of assessment attempts, see the regulations on admissions, programs, evaluation and degrees at the University of Bergen § 6.8
Autumn and spring
The reading list is announced at the start of the semester.
Students will also need a dictionary. A primer in Norwegian or a compendium of texts at the beginners¿ level will be used.
The course will be evaluated in line with the Department's policies and UiB's quality assurance system.
The evaluation may be conducted in writing or as discussion with the responsible instructor.
Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies.
Type of assessment: Oral examination
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