SCAN2003 - Intermediate Norwegian

Value: 1.0 course unit
Dr Elettra Carbone
Teaching structure:
one unseen written examination (50%); one oral examination (30%); and one module assessment (20%).

Module Description:

The module aims to build up and improve the students’ existing knowledge of Norwegian (bokmål), to enable them to read Norwegian (bokmål) texts, understand everyday conversations, and express themselves well enough in speech and writing to cope with life at a Norwegian university in their third year. Students will be introduced to some grammar and vocabulary of nynorsk to develop a reading knowledge of the language.

No textbook will be required for this module. Texts on various topics including excerpts from Norwegian literature and sheets with grammatical exercises will be used. Student participation is essential and there will be conversation and discussion of general topics, plus translation and listening comprehension.

Preparatory Reading and Set Texts:

Mrs Alexandroni will facilitate purchase of exercise books and dictionaries from Norway at the beginning of term.


No set textbook.  Students will be given a compendium of texts and exercises assembled by Mrs Alexandroni.  On-line work in Language Space.


  • Å-B. and R. Strandskogen, Practical Norwegian Grammar, Oris forlag, 1986.
  • K. MacDonald, Norsk grammatikk for fremmedspråklige and Norsk grammatikk for fremmedspråklige.

Excersise book to be announced at the beginning of term.


All students must own a good Norwegian-English and English-Norwegian dictionary. One of the dictionaries must indicate the gender of Norwegian nouns.