Full time one-year program

The Full time one-year program is divided into five blocks of study:

CEFR level

Block of study

Book(s)*

A1 and A2

96 classroom-based hours

64 conversation hours

22 online lesson hours

På vei by Elisabeth Ellingsen and Kirsti MacDonald

Online resources

B1

96 classroom-based hours

32 conversation hours

22 online lesson hours

Stein på stein by Elisabeth Ellingsen and Kirsti MacDonald

Online resources

Written assignment

B2

96 classroom-based hours

32 conversation hours

22 online lesson hours

Her på berget by Elisabeth Ellingsen and Kirsti MacDonald

Online resources

Written assignment

C1

48 classroom-based hours

22 online lesson hours

Course materials are included for this course and are prepared by the teacher according to the students' needs.

Online resources

Bergenstest

36 classroom-based hours

12 online lesson hours

Course materials are included for this course and are prepared by the teacher according to the students' needs.

Online resources

Total lesson hours: 600

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*The books for A1/A2, B1 and B2 are NOT included in the course price and need to be purchased before the OYP starts. The use of books is obligatory. All books can be ordered in advanced or purchased at the school before the start of the course. They can also be bought in a Norwegian bookstore for the same price as we offer at the school.

You will need to complete a combination of classroom-based and online study lesson hours and written assignments.


The classroom-based sessions are held from Mondays to Thursdays and have the following format: 

Format of classroom-based sessions:

Session

3 lesson hours per session, Monday-Thursday

Break

45 minutes

Conversation

2 lesson hours per session, twice a week

 
Each lesson hour lasts 45 minutes.

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

The full time one-year program gives you the possibility to practice the Norwegian language and encourages you to use the language outside of Alfaskolen. Through this immersive study schedule, you will notice that your ability to communicate and understand your surroundings improves with every session.

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To apply for the full time one-year program at Alfaskolen AS you must fulfill the following:

  • Minimum age of 18 years.
  • Be familiar with the Latin alphabet (a,b,c, etc).
  • Completed or are in the process of completing secondary school education.

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

Classes are taught purely in Norwegian. 10% of the course fee are administration fees and are as such non-refundable. 

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On the following Norwegian public holidays, Alfaskolen does not provide teacher-led Norwegian lessons and is closed for business: 1st May, 21st of May, 1st of June, 25th of December, 26th of December.