Student information:


There are no classes on the following dates 2018:

Week 13 (Easter holidays)
26. March until 2. April
Classes will start again from 3. April 2018


1. May (Labor Day)

10. May (Ascension Day)

17. May (Constitution Day)

21. May (Whit Monday)




Our summer courses in Oslo are offered especially for those who wish to use the summer holiday period to study the Norwegian language in Norway. The courses can also be used to improve your current level in Norwegian, review your Norwegian language knowledge in an intensive "summer" way, or simply maintain contact with the Norwegian language between courses.

About the Norwegian summer morning course

Norwegian summer intensive courses are dynamic and active and intended to help participants become more effective when communicating in Norwegian language. The summer course uses a flexible approach in which the instructor can vary their teaching methods based on the group's needs. Although we emphasise a pleasant "holiday" atmosphere, the Norwegian summer course is intense, which significantly accelerates the language-learning progress. The coursework focuses on comprehension of written and spoken Norwegian and improving Norwegian pronunciation.

Course levels

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)  

Course structure

The course length varies from 1 up to a maximum of 10 weeks. The last day of the Summer courses in 2018 is Friday 24 August. Sessions are held daily from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:15 or from 17:00 to 20:15. 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 last 45 minutes.

2 x 45 mins: During this session, you will learn new vocabulary and grammar related to the theme 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.

   Morning session
Summer course (20 lesson hours per week):
 Two lessons a 45 min   09:00-10:30
 Break  15 min
 Self-study  10:45-11:30
 One lesson a 45 min  11:30-12:15


   Morning session
Summer PLUS course (25 lesson hours per week):
 Two lessons a 45 min   09:00-10:30
 Break  15 min
 Self-study  10:45-11:30
 One lesson a 45 min  11:30-12:15
 Break  15 min
 Conversation  12:30-13:15


Course materials

Materials are included in the price of the course and are prepared for lessons by the teacher according to the requirements of participants.

Placement test

Participants are asked to provide the school with information regarding their current level of Norwegian in the comments section when signing up for the course. Those who have taken Norwegian before will be required to take a placement test. The placement test is obligatory for all participants except new beginners and will be send to each student by email, after the participant has completed his or hers registration. Participants can also complete the placement test at the school where it takes place on each Monday of each week at 08:00 for those taking the morning session, and 16:00 for those taking the evening session. If that option is preferred, we recommend visiting the school during the week prior to your first week of the summer course in order to take the test.

Course certificate

At the end of the last lesson of each course, each participant who has been attending more than 80 % of the courses classes and paid the course fee will be issued an official course certificate.

Course start dates 2018

  • Basic level:  18.06, 02.07, 16.07, 30.07, 13.08
  • Other levels:  18.06, 25.06, 02.07, 09.07, 16.07, 23.07, 30.07, 06.08, 13.08, 20.08

The last day of the summer courses in 2018 is Friday 24.08.

Course prices

 Participants 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
 Any additional week  NOK  1 700  NOK  2 300


Alfa TIP: Depending on your level, continue your education with one of our Standard or Intensive courses after you are finished with summer courses.