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Some of our courses starting soon
(sorted by level):

Summer courses
All levels
(1-10 weeks)
09:00 - 12:15 (13:15)
From 17th of June

Intensive+ A2
(5 weeks)
09:00 - 13:10
17th of June

Intensive A2
(3 weeks)
19:30 - 21:45
24th of June

B1-1 (4 weeks)
B1 -Part 1 (8 weeks)
B1 (16 weeks)
17:00 - 19:15
17th of June

(6 weeks)
19:30 - 21:45
18th of June

The One-Year Norwegian Language & Social Studies Program (OYP) is a full-time course designed for those who are interested in a comprehensive study of Norwegian from "A til Å" (from A to Z).


About the One Year Program

The program is approximately nine months long and includes twenty hours of study a week. The program includes the levels A1-A2, B1, and B2. Courses in social studies and grammar are also included.
The program consists of small groups from 8 to 16 students. This gives the One Year Program an intensive and pleasant atmosphere in order to learn the language with maximum results.

After completing the program, participants will be at level B2 based on the language levels described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). If participants have attended all sessions and completed all assignments, they should be ready to take the Bergenstest exam ("test i norsk - høyere nivå''). This test will document the participant’s competence in the Norwegian language. It will be possible to continue on to C1-1 level after completing the One-Year Program.

Completing the Program

Sessions are held daily from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 13:10. Each session consists of five lesson hours (of 45 minutes each). The OYP consists in total of 654 lesson hours.

 OYP 654 hours

 Session 1


 Practical Norwegian:
  • conversation
  • self-study
  • project work
  • language lab


 Session 2

 Session 3

Students will progressively build up their knowledge of Norwegian by working regularly with different texts, applying new vocabulary in everyday conversation, and working with grammatical structures. During this intensive program, the students' ability to communicate will improve after each hour.

The One Year Program gives students a possibility to practice the Norwegian language and encourages them to use the language outside of Alfaskolen. Through this immersive study schedule, students notice that their ability to communicate and understand their surroundings improves with every session.

In Practical Norwegian, students work with vocabulary and grammar, as well as pronunciation and listening skills, in small groups. The focus of the session will vary from day to day.

Course Materials

The use of books and other learning resources on levels A1-A2, B1, B2 and grammar is obligatory. The cost of books is NOT included in the course price. Books can be purchased at the school, in Norwegian bookstores or online. For the grammar and vocabulary build-up course, materials are included in the price and are prepared by the teacher.

For a detailed curriculum, click here.

Sign-up requirements:

To apply for the One-Year Program at Alfaskolen AS you must have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18 years.
  • Be familiarized with the Latin alphabet (a,b,c, etc).
  • Have completed secondary school education.

Participation in our courses does not require advanced knowledge of the English language. Students do not need to present certificates of passed exams in English such as TOEFL and IELTS.

Classes are taught in Norwegian.


At the end of the OYP, each student who has attended more than 90% of the sessions and paid the course fee will receive an official certificate. Each lesson hour will be documented and the total amount of lesson hours will also be included on the certificate.

Course start

The 2019/2020 OYP starts on 02.9.2019 and ends on 19.07.2020

Course price

NOK 64 750,-