Alfaskolen's Norwegian summer courses take place in the period between June and August for a total of 10 weeks. Every week counts as its own course and you choose yourself how many weeks you want to attend. The summer courses use a flexible approach in which the instructor can vary their teaching methods based on the group's needs. Although we emphasize a pleasant "holiday" atmosphere, the Norwegian summer courses are intense and significantly accelerate your language-learning progress. The coursework focuses on comprehension of written and spoken Norwegian and improving Norwegian pronunciation.
The course is offered at five levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):
Basic (people without knowledge of the Norwegian language)
Beginner (participants at CEFR level A1 or who have previously studied Norwegian and know the basics of the language)
Lower intermediate (participants at levels CEFR A2)
Intermediate (participants at levels CEFR A2 - B1)
Advanced (participants at CEFR levels B2 - C1)
In addition to the ordinary Summer courses, Alfaskolen offers additional Conversation courses (Summer course PLUS), on every level for each week in which enough people have expressed their interest.
You are asked to provide the school with information regarding your current level of Norwegian in the comments section when signing up for the course. All summer course participants will automatically be sent a placement test by e-mail when confirming their registration through our website. The placement test is conducted online. The placement test is obligatory for all participants that will be taking levels higher than A1-1 (new beginners). Based on the result of the placement test and in consultation with you, we will find an appropriate course for you. You can also complete the placement test at the school where it takes place each Monday at 08:00. We recommend visiting the school during the week prior to your first week of the summer course in order to complete the placement test.
The course length varies from 1 up to a maximum of 10 weeks. Sessions are held daily from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:15. Each session consists of 3 lesson hours and one self-study hour for a total of 20 lesson hours per week or, by registering for the Summer PLUS, 4 lesson hours and one self-study hour for a total of 25 lesson hours per week. Participants purchase the desired number of weeks. One lesson hour lasts 45 minutes.
2 x 45 mins: During this session, you will learn new vocabulary and grammar related to the topic of the day. You will be introduced to new idioms and their uses.
Self-study: During self-study, you will study tasks and assignments together with assigned co-students in a small group of 3-4 persons. Together you will apply new vocabulary and complete grammar exercises.
1 x 45 mins: During this session, you will discuss your self-study group assignments with your teacher. You will also train your practical understanding of spoken Norwegian through comprehension exercises.
Conversation (Summer PLUS course): During this session, you will practice your conversational ability, pronunciation, and grammar in daily conversation.
|Summer course (20 lesson hours per week):||Summer course PLUS (25 lesson hours per week):|
|Two lessons a 45 min||09:00-10:30||09:00-10:30|
|Break||15 min||15 min|
|One lesson a 45 min||11:30-12:15||11:30-12:15|
Materials are included in the price of the course and are prepared for lessons by the teacher according to the requirements of participants.
The last day of the summer courses in 2018 is Friday 24.08.
At the end of the last lesson of each course, if you have attended more than 80 % of the classes and paid the course fee, you will receive an official course certificate.
You can purchase a minimum of 1 week and up to a maximum of 10 weeks.
| Price per week of attended course
(from the moment you start):
| Summer course
(20 lesson hours per week)
| Summer PLUS
(20 lesson hours + 5 lesson hours of conversation per week)
|1st week||NOK 2 000||NOK 2 600|
|2nd week||NOK 1 900||NOK 2 500|
|3rd week||NOK 1 800||NOK 2 400|
|4th week||NOK 1 700||NOK 2 300|
|Any additional week||NOK 1 700||NOK 2 300|
If you want to add additional course-week(s), you should book these by Wednesday the week before the next course-week begins. The school does not reserve places in the courses for students who are not pre-registered or have not yet confirmed their registration for the following course-week.
*Any discount given for summer course weeks are for those that book 4 or more weeks. The price for additional Summer course weeks will be 1700, - and 2300,- for Summer course Plus. When booking several weeks, one invoice for the whole period will be issued.
**Alfaskolen reserves the right to cancel/mix groups where there aren’t enough students. If students are registered for several weeks, they must take into account that changes will occur, as for example, change of teacher and change of students within the group, through the whole Summer course period.
Cancellation of the whole or parts of Summer course must be done in writing. Schools rules regarding cancellation are as described under Resignation and Cancellation fees point 4.
If you miss one or more sessions you can make up lost tuition hours only by showing a doctor's note. Sessions can only be replaced at the same level and during the same Summer course period. Absence without sick leave is considered an invalid absence and tuition hours are not replaced.