Standard courses are ideal for those that have limited time during the week to attend courses due to work, school, or family obligations. Alfaskolen offers courses ranging from A1-1, designed for new beginners, to B2-3, targeted for those with advanced experience with the Norwegian language.


About standard courses

These courses are relatively short but intense blocks of learning twice a week. Participants get homework and other exercises to complete outside of class. Courses are taught in a way that gives students the opportunity to improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by working in groups as well as individually.

Sessions are held in Norwegian from the first day and no English knowledge is required. In this manner, you are forced to use Norwegian from day 1, leading to a faster progression.

Course levels

Courses are offered on 10 levels based on the levels outlined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Alfaskolen levels
Corresponding Norwegian level/CEFR level
Book/chapters covered

Norwegian A1-1


 På Vei, chapters 1-5

Norwegian A1-2


 På Vei, chapters 6-10

            Norwegian A2  


 På Vei, chapters 11-16

Norwegian B1-1


 Stein på Stein, chapters 1-5

Norwegian B1-2


 Stein på Stein, chapters 6-10

Norwegian B1-3


 Stein på Stein, chapters 11-14

Norwegian B2-1


 Her på Berget, chapters 1-5

Norwegian B2-2


 Her på Berget, chapters 6-9

Norwegian B2-3


 Her på Berget, chapters 10-13

Norwegian C1-1



Norwegian C1-2



Norwegian C1-3





Completing the course

Sessions are held twice a week on mondays and wednesdays, tuesdays and thursdays, or fridays and saturdays. Each session consists of 3 lesson hours of 45 minutes each.

Standard courses are offered during the following hours:

  • Day course: 8:30 - 10:55, 11:15 - 13:40, and 13:50 - 16:15

  • Evening course: 17:00 - 19:15 and 19:30 - 21:45

  • Friday-Saturday courses: 18:00 – 20:15 (Fri) and 12:00 - 14:15 (Sat)


Course materials

Use of textbooks and other teaching aids on levels A1-A2, B1 and B2 are mandatory. Books are not included in the price and can be purchased at school or at most bookstores. Materials other than the text and work books will be used, but these will be provided by the teacher. Participants will be given homework based on the text and workbook that will be used on the course.

Course certificate

After completing the course, each student who has been present for more than 80% of lessons, and paid the course fee, will be awarded an official digital diploma. 

Course price

From 4 760,- NOK

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