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Studiehåndbokas emner for 2016/2017:

(English)Norwegian language and culture for exchange students

Brief Facts:

Subject Code: ØKB8101-UTV
Department: Faculty of Technology/Business/Maritime Education
Grading Scale: A - F
Number of Credits: 7.5
Taught During: Autumn
Semester of Assessment: Autumn
Program Sequence: -
Language of Instruction: A combination of Norwegian and English
Campus: Haugesund
Contact(s): Tone Merete Brekke (person with course responsibility)
Required Reading (Syllabus): Go to the library's syllabus web pages

Course Contents:

This beginner level course focuses on topics and vocabulary dealing with one´s own person, studies, food, clothing, accommodation, weather, recreational activities and other everyday situations and events. Students will practice a good Norwegian pronouncement and be able to have simple conversations in Norwegian. The most important rules with respect to form and sentence structure are covered in the course. The course also covers elements of norwegian culture and society.

The Norwegian course does not give credits for applicants with Norwegian as their first Language.The target audience for the course  are exchange students who will be in Norway for one semester, and who do not plan to take multiple Norwegian courses.

Learning Outcome:


Upon completing the course, students will have knowledge of the Norwegian alphabet, pronunciation rules and linguistic structures of the Norwegian language. Students will know to apply a basic vocabulary, in order to use oral and written basic Norwegian in specific and social situations.

Students will have basic knowledge of Norwegian culture, society and social life. 


The student: will learn how to pronounce Norwegian sounds and to understand elementary Norwegian grammar principles. They will learn how to write elementary sentences and they will understand simple messages in Norwegian.  

General Qualifications:

The student: will be able to contribute to elementary communication dialogues in Norwegian and have basic knowledge about the Norwegian society.

Teaching Methods:

Training in communication skills, understanding of oral and written Norwegian, speaking, reading and writing. Practical and individual exercises in and outside the classroom. Training through dialogues and roleplay. Individual supervision and counselling.

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

The course requires individual activity between classes.

Practical information about the course:

This course consists of 30 - 40 hours of classroom lectures and activities. The course demands structured homework. In addition to Norwegian language, English is applied as a work language. The students should have good working knowledge of English, as more complex language structures must be explained in English. Knowledge of grammatical terms in English is an advantage.



Recommended Previous Knowledge:


Compulsory assignments:

Students will submit written assignments during the course. They will also have to attend min. 75% of the lectures/activities.

Course Examination Description:

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Component NameDurationWeightSupporting Materials
Written exam2 hours70/100Tospråklig ordbok (Norsk-Annet/Annet-Norsk)
Oral exam15 minutes30/100
Reduction in Credits:
Have you already completed one or more of the courses below? If so, the credits you will receive for the course described here, ØKB8101-UTV, will be reduced by the number of credits shown in the credits column. Possible deficencies/mistakes may occur.
Course Title Course Code Credits
Norwegian language course ØKB8100 (UTV)

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