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Norwegian language course
Subject and examination
Place of study/examination: Høgskolen i Narvik
Pre-requisites: The applicant must have completed the general entry requirements for the University College. This includes a level of proficiency in English that is appropriate for the main course. There is no requirement for prior knowledge of the Norwegian language.
Learning objective: The course shall give the students the necessary knowledge and ability to further their studies in Norwegian university colleges and universities. Emphasis shall be placed on giving students a good all-round ability in Norwegian. This course shall also help students integrate into Norwegian society.
Content: Language skills, oral and written use of the language and literature. Norwegian history and sociology.
Lecturing- and study format
The subject is made up of four parts: foundation themes, phonetics, social studies and literature. The lectures are comprised of 16 weekly lessons in each semester. Students are obliged to attend all lectures. Those with more than 20% absence do not qualify for the final examination.
Teaching will alternate between lectures, group work, doing exercises and homework. Tests will be given at regular intervals. All ’work to be submitted’ is obligatory.
In the second semester, the students will write a project on a given theme and within a time limit of three weeks. Students have the option of choosing their own subject matter but tutorial and practical guidance shall be provided. Project work also has to be approved in order to qualify for the final examination.
Students shall also take part in discussion groups with other foreign students and develop experience with group leadership and report writing.
Description of evaluation and work requirements
All tests are obligatory. A combination of the results of the last two tests and the exam will make up the final grade. The final exam counts for 50% and each of the tests, 25%. In cases of doubt, the grade of the final exam will determine the final grade. This grade can be adjusted by means of an oral exam.
Requirements for exam entry: An approved attendance record and an approved project. The written exam must be passed in order to qualify for an oral exam.
The first tests are censored internally. Approximately a third of the written exams are evaluated by the censor. All oral exams are externally censored.
Test & exam aids: Norwegian-Norwegian dictionary for specific parts
ELLINGSEN and MACDONALD: Her på berget, textbook and workbook
Role of the external censor:
Exam semester: Spring semester May/June