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This is the first beginner-level intensive Norwegian language course at Alfaskolen and is perfect for those who do not have any or very little previous knowledge of Norwegian. You will develop basic Norwegian language skills and get an introduction to Norwegian culture and life in Norway.


This course is included in our Unlimited Norwegian lessons offer. 



Course level

The course is at level A1-A2 based on language levels as described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Your Norwegian lessons will be purely in Norwegian, so knowledge of the English language is not required. This also means that you will focus on speaking and understanding Norwegian from day one and learn Norwegian fast and efficiently!

After completing the course, you will be able to

  • greet people in Norwegian
  • ask basic questions using simple sentences in the Norwegian present tense
  • have basic Norwegian conversations about everyday activities (such as buying groceries and ordering in a café)
  • tell the time in Norwegian
  • count in Norwegian and use Norwegian numbers

Target group: Expats in Norway, skilled workers, international expatriates, international students of Nordic studies, anyone interested in Scandinavian languages or who wants to live and work in Norway or study in Oslo.

With this course you complete part A1.1 of the Beginner level. 


  A1 – A2 (Best deal)

   På vei - Chapters: 1 – 16
   Lesson hours: 96
   Price: NOK 10 995



   Chapters: 1 – 8 (På vei)
   Lesson hours: 48
   Price: NOK 5 750



     Chapters: 9 – 16 (På vei)
     Lesson hours: 48
     Price: NOK 5 750


   Chapters: 1 – 4
   (På vei)  
   Lesson hours: 24

   Price: NOK 3 600 


   Chapters: 5 – 8
   (På vei) 
   Lesson hours: 24
   Price: NOK 3 600


   Chapters: 9 – 12
   (På vei)
   Lesson hours: 24
   Price: NOK 3 600 


   Chapters: 13 – 16  
   (På vei)
   Lesson hours: 24
   Price: NOK 3 600 


You can attend sessions once a week (Satursdays only, 6 lesson hours per session), twice a week (3 lesson hours per session, Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday) or four times a week (3 lesson hours per session, Monday - Thursday). Each lesson hour lasts 45 minutes.

Course materials

This Norwegian course for beginners focuses on Chapters 1 to 4 of the book "På Vei" (2018 edition). The use of books and other teaching materials on the course is obligatory. Books are not included in the cost of the course and you can buy the required books at our school or in most bookshops. Your instructor will also provide additional material that is not included in your textbook and associated workbook. You will receive homework based on the textbook and workbook used on your course.

Course Certificate

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


Public holidays

Sessions that per schedule would fall on a Norwegian public holiday, will take place on Fridays.  

See all available A1.1 courses.