Norwegian Nynorsk for Foreign Students

Undergraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

Students with Norwegian as their first language cannot receive credits for NOR-NYN or any of UiB's Norwegian language courses.

The aim of this course is for students to 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.

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

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

ECTS Credits

7.5 ECTS credits.

Level of Study

Not applicable.

Semester of Instruction

Autum and/or spring.

Place of Instruction

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
Teaching and learning methods


The course has approximately 36 teaching hours. It is expected that students are prepared and participate actively in lessons.

If fewer than five students are registered to a course, the department might reduce the teaching, please see the department's guidelines regarding this on "Mitt UiB". For courses where this is a possibility, students will be informed at the beginning of the semester, and before the semester registration deadline (February 1 / September 1).

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Attendance is mandatory. Students who are absent more than 25% of the time will not be permitted to take the exam. Students must also submit at least 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

Three hour written exam (digital, on-campus).

Students may only sit for the exam once per semester.

As a general rule, students cannot sit for an exam more than three times. The number of examination attempts is regulated by Forskrift om opptak mv. ved UiB § 6.8 (UiB's regulations on admissions i.a.).

Grading Scale
Grading 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 a discussion with the responsible teacher.
Examination Support Material
Support materials are not permitted.
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.