Alfaskolen's Norwegian summer courses take place between June and August for a total of 10 weeks. Every week counts as its own course and you choose yourself how many weeks you want to attend. The summer courses use a flexible approach in which the instructor can vary their teaching methods based on the group's needs. Although we emphasize a pleasant "holiday" atmosphere, the Norwegian summer courses are intense and significantly accelerate your language-learning progress. The coursework focuses on comprehension of written and spoken Norwegian and improving Norwegian pronunciation.
Alfaskolen offers the courses at five levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):
In addition to the ordinary Summer courses, Alfaskolen offers additional Conversation courses (Summer course PLUS), on every level for each week in which enough people have expressed their interest.
You are asked to provide the school with information regarding your current level of Norwegian in the comments section when signing up for the course. All summer course participants will automatically be sent a placement test by e-mail, when confirming their registration through our website. The placement test is conducted online. The placement test is obligatory for all participants that will be taking levels higher than A1-1 (new beginners). Based on the result of the placement test and in consultation with you, we will find an appropriate course for you. You can also complete the placement test at the school where it takes place each Monday at 08:00. We recommend visiting the school during the week prior to your first week of the summer course in order to complete the placement test.
The course length varies from 1 up to a maximum of 10 weeks. You will have sessions daily from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:15. Each session consists of 3 lesson hours and one self-study hour for a total of 20 lesson hours per week. When registering for the Summer PLUS course, you will have 4 lesson hours (one lesson hour conversation) and one self-study hour per day, for a total of 25 lesson hours per week. You simply 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.
|Summer course (20 lesson hours per week):||Summer course PLUS (25 lesson hours per week):|
|Two lessons a 45 min||09:00-10:30||09:00-10:30|
|Break||15 min||15 min|
|One lesson a 45 min||11:30-12:15||11:30-12:15|
Materials are included in the price of the course and are prepared for the lessons by your teacher according to your needs.
The last day of the summer courses in 2020 will be announced soon.
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.
You can purchase a minimum of 1 week and up to a maximum of 10 weeks.
|Price per week:|| Summer course
(20 lesson hours per week)
| Summer PLUS
(+ 5 lesson hours of conversation per week)
|1 week||NOK 2 250||NOK 600 per week|
|2 weeks||NOK 4 410 (2205 per week)||NOK 600 per week|
|3 weeks||NOK 6 480 (2160 per week)||NOK 600 per week|
|4 weeks||NOK 8 460 (2115 per week)||NOK 600 per week|
|5 weeks||NOK 10 350 (2070 per week)||NOK 600 per week|
|6 weeks||NOK 12 150 (2025 per week)||NOK 600 per week|
|7 weeks||NOK 13 860 (1980 per week)||NOK 600 per week|
|8 weeks||NOK 15 480 (1935 per week)||NOK 600 per week|
|9 weeks||NOK 17 010 (1890 per week)||NOK 600 per week|
|10 weeks||NOK 18 450 (1845 per week)||NOK 600 per week|
If you want to add additional course-week(s), you should book these by Wednesday the week before the next course-week begins. The school does not reserve places in the courses for students who are not pre-registered or have not yet confirmed their registration for the following course-week.
**Alfaskolen reserves the right to cancel/mix groups where there aren’t enough students. If students are registered for several weeks, they must take into account that changes will occur, as for example, change of teacher and change of students within the group, through the whole Summer course period.
Cancellation of the whole or parts of Summer course must be done in writing. Schools rules regarding cancellation are as described under Resignation and Cancellation fees point 4.
If you miss one or more sessions you can make up lost tuition hours only by showing a doctor's note. Sessions can only be replaced at the same level and during the same Summer course period. Absence without sick leave is considered an invalid absence and tuition hours are not replaced.