Intensive Plus courses are offered at levels A1, A2, B1 and B2. On these courses, participants within a short period of time, learn words and phrases, grammar and pronunciation. The course is intensive - meaning that one must calculate enough time for both to work on homework and new vocabulary every day. The courses are based on group work, individual assignments, discussions, lectures and homework.


About the course

Attending courses every day from Monday to Thursday allows students to gradually build up a greater knowledge of the Norwegian language by working regularly with various texts, using new vocabulary in everyday life, and by working with grammatical structures, all with guidance from a professional and qualified teacher.

The purpose of learning Norwegian every day is to give students the opportunity to practice the Norwegian language and feel secure when they use the language outside the school.

Classes are held in Norwegian from the beginning, and therefore no English language skills are required. In this way, you are forced to use the language from day one and you will see a faster progression.


Course level

The course offered studies at level A1 based on language levels as described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


Completing the course

The sessions are held daily from Monday to Thursday. The intensive course consists of 100 teaching hours, divided into 20 sessions. Each session consists of 5 hours and the course goes on for about 5 weeks per level. Each lesson hour is 45 minutes.

 

Instructions: Morning
2 hours of 45 min  09:00 - 10:30
Break 5 min

Practical Norwegian:

  • conversation

  • self study

  • project work

  • language lab

10:35 - 11:20
Break 20 min
2 hours of 45 min  11:40 - 13:10
 

During the regular sessions, students will focus on studying texts, vocabulary and grammar. They will be gradually introduced to new topics and grammatical rules. Students have one hour of practical Norwegian every day, focusing on one aspect of the learning process. Practical Norwegian lessons vary from day to day from conversation, self study, project work, and language lab. Conversation sessions focus on pronunciation, and the teacher is present to correct and guide students through conversations. For self study, students are split up into small groups to work independently with various tasks such as grammar, texts, etc. Project work focuses on working on various projects in small groups, in order to improve everyday Norwegian. Language lab lets students work individually in the school's language lab in order to improve their listening skills.


Course materials

The use of books and other teaching materials on the course is obligatory. Books are not included in the cost of the course and may be purchased at our school or in most bookshops. Coursework also includes material other than what is provided in the textbook and associated workbook, which is provided by the instructor. Participants are given homework based on the textbook and workbook used for the course.
 

Course Certificate

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.


Course price

NOK 9 760,- per course level.

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