Norwegian language and civilization for international students (NIS)

The course aims to give students knowledge and skills necessary for studies at Norwegian colleges and universities.

  • Organisering

    Heiltid
  • Studiepoeng

    60
  • Søknadsfrist

    01. mars 2017
  • Startsemester

    Haust
  • Søknadskode

    4170

Studieinnhald

The emphasis of this study is on giving students good general capabilities in Norwegian language. The programme is also meant to make it easier for students to adapt to the Norwegian society. The study of Norwegian culture and civilization aims to give students the general overview they need when they begin their vocational studies. It is also meant to provide an insight into Norwegian social structures and the living conditions of Norwegians. Upon completion, students will reach a Norwegian language proficiency equivalent to the B2-level (CEFR).

Opptakskrav

To be accepted for the course, applicants must satisfy the general entrance requirements for Norwegian colleges. For applicants from some countries 1 - 2 years of university studies will be required. TOEFL-test in English is not required, but the minimum level of English must be documented at an upper secondary level. Knowledge of Norwegian language is not required at the entrance stage.

Undervisningsmåtar og vurderingsordningar

This program is a full time study over two semesters. The study concentrates on two subject areas: Norwegian language and Norwegian civilization. The main emphasis is on Norwegian language, especially practical language skills. Teaching in civilization and culture has text reading as its basis, and is to the greatest possible extent coordinated with the teaching in Norwegian language.

Teaching comprises from 10-14 periods per week each term. Attendance is obligatory. Students with less than 80 % attendance will not be allowed to sit for the exams.