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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
Monday/Wednesday

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

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

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

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

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

This is a course intended for students planning on taking Norskprøve A2-B1. However, students wishing to refresh their grammar and vocabulary and practice their language skills at level A2-B1 are also welcome!

 

Aboute the course

This course consists of 36 lesson hours and focuses on improving basic Norwegian knowledge, as well as improving self-confidence when communicating in Norwegian.

We recommend that students intending to take this course have completed Standard courses B1-1, B1-2 and B1-3; Semester course B1 or equivalent.

 

Course level

These courses are intended for students who wish to prepare themselves for a Norwegian public exam, or feel the need for repetition of the material covered in levels A2 and B1 and wish to prepare themselves for the next level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

For more information concerning the Norskprøve, see the Kompetanse Norge website: www.kompetansenorge.no

 

Completing the course

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.

Exam preparation courses are arranged so that they finish shortly before Norskprøve takes place. Exact dates for this course are forthcoming.

Language Skills

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

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

The course includes the following topic areas:

  • Work life, economy and resources

  • The family

  • The city and the countryside

  • At home and around the house

  • Housing and personal economy

  • School and education

  • The welfare state and human rights

  • Food and health

  • Immigration, emigration, culture and traditions

  • The media

In this course you will get an insight into the various exam tasks as well as strategies to tackle these. Practice solving the exam tasks in our language lab, using a program developed especially to help you prepare for the Norwegian language proficiency test. Develop your language skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading. Get feedback from your teacher on your written and spoken performance. Build vocabulary within the relevant topic areas

You will also repeat and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of the following areas of grammar:

  • The tense system and ways of talking about the past, the present and the future

  • Expressing your opinion using the verbs tror, synes and mener

  • Nouns and adjectives, declension patterns in the singular and plural, the use of indefinite and definite form (especially in description), comparison of adjectives

  • Possessives

  • Sentence structure, compound and complex sentences, word order in main and subordinate clauses

  • Linking words

  • Real and unreal conditional clauses, sentences with the grammatical subject det, sentences with the subordinating conjunction som

  • Basic punctuation rules

 

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  5 270,-