About our Norwegian summer courses
Alfaskolen's Norwegian summer courses take place between June and August for a total of 8 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.
The course length varies from 1 up to a maximum of 8 weeks. You will have sessions daily from Monday to Thursday from 8:30 to 12:30. Each session consists of 4 lesson hours and one self-study hour for a total of 20 lesson hours per week. When registering for the Summer PLUS, you will have 4 lesson hours (one lesson hour conversation) and one self-study hour per day, for a total of 24 lesson hours per week. Simply purchase the desired number of weeks. One lesson hour lasts 45 minutes.
|Summer course (20 lesson hours per week):||Summer course PLUS (24 lesson hours per week):|
|Three lessons a 45 min||08:30-10:45||08:30-10:45|
|Break||15 min||15 min|
|One lesson a 45 min||11:45-12:30||11:45-12:30|
You can purchase a minimum of 1 week and up to a maximum of 8 weeks.
|Price per week:||
(20 lesson hours per week)
(+ 4 lesson hours of conversation per week)
|1 week||NOK 2 450||NOK 660 per week|
|2 weeks||NOK 4 851 (2426 per week)||NOK 660 per week|
|3 weeks||NOK 7 128 (2376 per week)||NOK 660 per week|
|4 weeks||NOK 9 306 (2327 per week)||NOK 660 per week|
|5 weeks||NOK 11 385 (2277 per week)||NOK 660 per week|
|6 weeks||NOK 13 365 (2228per week)||NOK 660 per week|
|7 weeks||NOK 15 246 (2178 per week)||NOK 660 per week|
|8 weeks||NOK 17 028 (2129 per week)||NOK 660 per week|
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)
In addition to the ordinary Summer courses, Alfaskolen offers Conversation courses (Summer course PLUS), on every level for each week in which enough people have expressed their interest.
Books are not included and will need to be purchased prior to the course. Books are sold at Alfaskolen, or at other bookstores.
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.
Cancellation and absence
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.