None. The target group for this course is foreign students with some knowledge of English.
3 hours of lectures per week with group activities, oral and writing exercises.
4-hour written final examination including oral evaluation. The examinations are given both in the autumn and spring.
To teach students Norwegian, both the grammar and vocabulary. Students should be able to understand everyday conversations and be able to communicate orally and in writing, so that they can read simple Norwegian text. Emphasis will be placed on intercultural training where students will receive an introduction to Norwegian society, particularly the local and county business settings, geography and nature, political system, health and welfare policies and social and cultural conditions.
A textbook and exercise book will be used to give elementary training in basic Norwegian grammar and vocabulary. In addition, a compendium with text and topics taken from local businesses, culture and history, along with practice exercises in communication in and outside of the classroom. Through group discussions of selected topics the student will learn about Norwegian society, starting with school and local surroundings. Both the textbook and selected texts will be the basis for written and oral training.