Norwegian Language and Culture
An amazing Norwegian experience. In the Norwegian course at Agder folkehøgskole you have the opportunity to gain fluency in the Norwegian language, make lifelong friends and and explore the Norwegian culture.
Norwegian language course
Classroom The Norwegian course is suitable for beginners and for students with little previous knowledge of the language. The first semester we focus on basic grammar and use of everyday language in both oral and written production. In the second semester the students build upon their vocabulary and grammatical skills to further expand their knowledge of the language.
The course includes:
15 lessons Norwegian a week
2 hours a week of conversational practice in Norwegian with a fellow Norwegian student.
a wide variety of elective subjects, ranging from art and sports to knitting and photography
Become proficient Norwegian language users
We use a wide range of teaching methods to ensure that the students will be proficient in the Norwegian language by the end of the school year. The course includes several excursions to historical, cultural and natural sites each semester.
The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and is equivalent to Level A1/A2 in the first semester and level B1/B2 in the second semester. The school will assist sudents who want to test their proficiency in Norwegian at the end of the schoolyear.
You will also choose additional subjects. You can read about Additional subjects here.
Explore Norway and Scandinavia
Two studytrips are included in the Norwegian programme. In 2014/15 our adventures wil take us to some of the most beautiful and extraordinary sites in Norway. We will:
- go hunting for Northern Lights in Tromsø
- go dogsledding in the Arctic region
- hike to Preikestolen and enjoy the magnificant view of Lysefjorden
- go skiing in the popular ski resort at Hovden
- see unique cultural and historical sites in Scandinavia´s major cities
The study trips are designed to increase the students understanding of the Norwegian culture, geography and history, as well as to stimulate the development of the Norwegian language.
Immerse yourself in Norwegian culture
Living in a boarding school where the majority of the students are Norwegian, international students have an unparalleled opportunity to practice their newly acquired language skills and immerse themselves in the Norwegian lifestyle.