There are no classes on the following dates in 2018:
25th of December (First Christmas Day)
26th of December (Boxing Day)
Alfaskolen offers group classroom courses and individual online courses to prepare you for Norskprøve.
The classroom exam preparation courses are based on a combination of course work and homework. In class, you will get a good overview of the various types of tasks that you will be faced with during Norskprøve at your particular level. The courses are designed to help you tackle these by discussing strategies best suited to solving the exam tasks as well as providing sufficient practice. Class work includes speaking, listening, reading and writing practice as well as work with the areas of grammar, vocabulary and functional language that are most relevant to the exam. The homework tasks assigned are mostly related to writing and reading skills.
The exam preparation course is offered at three levels, corresponding to the levels of the language test. The courses are designed to help you get ready for the language test, they are not regular language courses focusing on systematic progression. We suggest, therefore, that you make sure your actual language level corresponds to the level you aim at achieving in Norskprøve.
A2-B1 – We recommend having completed Standard courses B1-1, B1-2 and B1-3; Semester course B1 or equivalent.
B1-B2 – We recommend having completed Standard courses B2-1, B2-2 and B2-3; Semester course B2 or equivalent.
For more information concerning the various Norskprøve, see the Kompetanse Norge website: www.kompetansenorge.no
Sessions are held twice a week on mondays and wednesdays or tuesdays and thursdays. Each session consists of 3 lesson hours for a total of 36 lesson hours. The course is about six weeks long with a total of 12 lessons. Each lesson hour is 45 minutes.
Session 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11: Lesson with the teacher in class
Session 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: 2 lesson hours in class with the teacher and 45 – 60 minutes lesson in the language lab. The teacher is present in the lab to answer any questions and assist when necessary.
Norskprøve is designed to test the candidates’ language skills – reading, listening, speaking and writing. Grammar is not tested directly though the candidates have to show sufficient command of grammar through the writing part and partially also the reading part (B1-B2). This is why the courses are skill-based, providing both a lot of practice and the theoretical background necessary for the best performance in the exam.
The Language Lab
Once a week, a part of the session takes place in our new language lab. Using a program specially developed to prepare candidates for Norskprøve, participants get extra language skill practice in a program environment similar to that they will be dealing with during the exam.
Course material consists of various texts aimed at reading comprehension practice as well as building vocabulary within the relevant topic areas, listening exercises, grammar and language use exercises, and some theoretical material such as overviews of grammar usage. Course materials are included in the price of the course and are prepared by the teacher.
At the end of the course each student having completed 80% or more of the sessions and paid the course fee will receive an official course certificate. Every lesson hour will be documented, and the total attended amount of lesson hours will figure on the certificate.
NOK 5 270,-