Intensive Norwegian Language Course

  • Studiepoeng15
  • UndervisingssemesterSummer, Spring, Autumn
  • EmnekodeNOR-U1-INT
  • Talet på semester1
  • SpråkNorwegian bokmål 
  • Ressursar


Intensive course during three to four weeks in July and August.

In 2014 the course will be held 17th July to 9th August. 

In 2014 the exams will be held 8th and 9th August.



Mål og innhald

The Norwegian courses do not give credit for applicants with Norwegian as their primary Language.

The target audience for NOR-U1 is beginners or those with limited proficiency in Norwegian. The course is suitable for those who wish to take further Norwegian courses. Students will attain good comprehension of spoken Norwegian regarding topics from daily life and will themselves be able to converse in Norwegian about the same topics.

Particular emphasis is placed on the students learning to read simple authentic Norwegian texts and expressing themselves in writing on topics related to daily life and student life.

The courses can be combined as follows:

NOR-U1 (15 Stp) NOR-U1/2 (30 Stp) NOR-U1

NOR-U2 (15 Stp) NOR-U3 (15 Stp) NOR-U2/3 (30 Stp)

NOR-U3 (15 Stp) NOR-U4 (10 Stp) NOR-U4 (10 Stp)

NOR-U4 (10 Stp)


Students will learn to read, speak and write about topics that are covered in the course.

They will learn to understand and converse about subjects from daily life with a sufficient level of pronunciation such that communication is not hindered. Students will learn to use the grammatical sentences covered in the course. Students will acquire an active vocabulary of ca. 1000 words and an even greater passive vocabulary. They will learn to produce simple texts and express personal opinions using a simple language.

They will be able to recognize words and phrases that they have seen or heard before, and partly understand the meaning of a word from their knowledge of Norwegian morphology.


The content of NOR-U1 and NOR-U1-INT is identical. There is overlap between NOR-U1/NOR-U1-INT and NOR-U01. The two courses combined are worth 15 credits

Krav til studierett

For more information about admission:

Students: http://www.uib.no/en/lle/30674/norwegian-language-courses

Employees at UiB: http://www.uib.no/en/lle/30674/norwegian-language-courses 

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

The course totals 78 hours of instruction over a period of three to four weeks.

It is expected that students are prepared and participate actively in lessons.

Students will submit at least five written assignments during the course. 

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

Attendance is mandatory. Participants who are absent more than 25% of the time will not be permitted to take the exam.


The course concludes with an examination that includes an oral and a written part in Norwegian bokmål. The oral exam lasts about 15 minutes and consists of a conversation between examiner and one or two students.

The written part of the exam lasts 3 hours and covers listening tests, reading and writing skills. An overall grade is given.

The written part of the exam counts for approximately 2/3 of the final grade, the oral part for approximately 1/3.

One must pass both the written and oral part of the examination in order to pass the course.

Regarding the number of assessment attempts, see the regulations on admissions, programs, evaluation and degrees at the University of Bergen § 6.8


A scale from A - F


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.