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Undergraduate course

Norwegian Nynorsk for Foreign Students

  • ECTS credits7.5
  • Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
  • Course codeNOR-NYN
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester

Autumn and/or spring

Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The aim of this course is that students should develop knowledge about the history of the Norwegian language as well as the background for the development of Norwegian Nynorsk and the role of language in Norwegian politics.

The students will also be familiarised with important differences between Bokmål and Nynorsk, as well as the main grammar rules of Norwegian Nynorsk.

The students will also learn how to express themselves in written Norwegian Nynorsk.

Required Previous Knowledge

Participants should have a proficiency in Norwegian language according to NOR-U2 / passed level 2 exam at a University level.

Access to the Course

The course is open for students who do not have Norwegian as their first language.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures / seminars

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.

Students will submit three written assignments during the course.

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

3 hours written exam.

Examination Support Material

Support materials are not permitted.

Grading Scale

A scale from A - F

Assessment Semester

Autumn and/or spring

Course Evaluation

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.

Programme Committee

Programme Committee for Norwegian Language and Culture for Foreign Language Students

Course Coordinator

Programme Committee for Norwegian Language and Culture for Foreign Language Students

Course Administrator

Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies.

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written exam

    14.04.2023, 09:00
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam