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During Easter Alfaskolen is closed from April 15th until April 22nd 2019. All classes start again from April 23rd 2019.

Some of our courses starting soon:

Standard A1-1
25th of February
10:30 - 12:55

Standard A1-2
25th of February
17:00 - 19:15

Standard A2
25th of February
10:30 - 12:55

Intensive+ A2
25th of February
09:00 - 13:10

Conversation A2-B1
22nd of February
17:30 - 19:00
8 x Fridays

Standard B1-1
26th of February
19:30 - 21:45

The Au Pair course level A1 is the first level of Norwegian language courses offered for au pairs at Alfaskolen and is designed for those who have not had contact with the Norwegian language. The language course is specially designed for Au Pairs and people who work with children on a daily basis. Course participants learn vocabulary used in daily situations while working with children including shopping, doctor's visits, and housework.


About the course

During the course, the participant will quickly and effectively learn basic Norwegian vocabulary to enable the Au Pair to actively participate in the daily life of the family. In addition to oral skills, the course emphasizes grammar, listening and written skills.

This is an intensive course where homework is given every day. Sessions are held in Norwegian from day one, and no English knowledge is required. In ths way, students are encouraged to use the Norwegian language from the first day, leading to a faster progression.

After completing the course the participant will be able to communicate and complete tasks and activities related to child care, free-time activities, doctor visits and grocery shopping. They will be able to give and receive instructions, and learn and play with children using common Norwegian phrases. They will be able to carry on conversations about food, weather, places and general daily life.

Course level

Students on this course begin at level A1, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Completing the course

Each session consists of 3 lesson hours for a total of 84 lesson hours. The course is about seven weeks long with a total of 28 lessons. Each lesson hour is 45 minutes.

There will be no classes during winter holiday in week 8, Easter holiday in week 13, autumn holiday in week 40 and Christmas holiday in week 51 and 52.


Course materials

Use of textbooks and other teaching aids in the course is compulsory. Books are not included in the price and can be purchased at the school or at most bookstores. Materials other than the textbook and workbook are used, but these will be provided by the teacher.

Obligatory materials
  • Hei! A1 textbook and workbook spor 2


Course certificate

At the end of the course, if you completed 80% or more of the sessions and paid the course fee, you will receive an official digital course certificate.

Course price

NOK  8 870,-

Alfa TIP: Participants can continue their Norwegian studies with our Intensive course A2 or B1 course after successfully completing this course.