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50 hours social studies online

SAMFUNNSKUNNSKAP ONLINE: Lingu offers the most flexible course in social studies, approved by UDI for permanent residency. During the course you will learn about Norwegian society, culture, politics, education, labour market and much more.

Prices and registration

  • 100% online
  • Approved by UDI
  • Mandatory course for skilled workers
  • Flexible and simple

If you are considering applying for permanent residence or citizenship in Norway, you may need to do a short course with 50 hours social studies before you apply.

 

How does the course programme work?

The course in social studies combines several different learning methods. You will watch video lessons, and work independently with interactive exercises, read, listen, take quizzes and you will participate in instructor-led classes conducted in a virtual classroom.

In a period of 7 weeks, one new chapter will be introduced every week. You will get instant access to the first chapter when you sign up, and then chapter 2 will come a week later, and chapter 3 one week thereafter and so on. If you cannot follow the weekly schedule, you will still have access to the online lessons depending on the package you chose for 3 months and can complete the course at your own pace. The earliest one can complete the course is within 8 weeks for the regular course, and 2 weeks for the fast-track students (see more information below).

The learning platform will closely track your work and attendance during the course. In order to pass the course you need to complete all lessons and attend the virtual classroom lessons.

The virtual classroom lessons are held in the evening.

 

Requirements:

  • The course will be lead in English, and all participants must understand and speak English at an intermediate (B1) level or higher.
  • You need a headset with microphone in order to attend classes the virtual classroom

 

Learning objectives

The social studies course is also known as the civics course, and covers seven topics as defined in the official syllabus:

  1. New immigrant in Norway
  2. History, geography and way of life
  3. Children and family
  4. Health
  5. Education and learning
  6. Working life
  7. Democracy and the welfare society

The course participants will achieve

  • knowledge about important historical, social, economic, cultural, legal and political events and institutions in Norway, and ability to express this knowledge.
  • knowledge about his or her own rights, opportunities and duties in the Norwegian society, and ability to use this knowledge in everyday life.
  • ability to reflect upon and discuss basic values and challenges in the Norwegian society related to democracy, equality and human rights, and ability to to express his or her own opinions about these matters.

 

Who is the social studies course for?

The online course 50 hours social studies is designed for adult immigrants and expats in Norway who have the duty to complete 300 hours Norwegian language training and social studies according to the Introduction Act. This training can only be taken with an approved course provider (such as Lingu).

The course will also work well if you have the right to free municipal training in Norwegian language and social studies, but would like to take the course online rather than in a traditional course setting.

 

Approved course

Lingu is accredited by Kompetanse Norge. This means that the course certificate you get at the end of the course will be valid documentation of your social studies training.

 

In order to pass the course and receive the certificate, you need to achieve the following criteria:

  • Participate a minimum of 6 meetings in the virtual classroom
  • Submit all required essays
  • Complete all lessons
  • Pass the test at the end of the course

 

The fast-track option

If you are short on time and would like to complete the course as soon as possible, you should choose the fast-track option. This will grant you instant access to all lessons in the course and you can complete the requirements in 2 weeks.

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Average rating: 4.67 of 5
Based on 499 reviews.

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Mar 28, 2020

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

its simple to understand

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Mar 12, 2020

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

The discussion around the topics, good to hear the views from different people

Hva likte du ikke ved dette kurset?

Only the audio kept coming and going, there was also a slight delay

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No

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Feb 28, 2020

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

The flexibility to study online at home

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N/A

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Jan 28, 2020

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

Instructor are briefing very well.

Hva likte du ikke ved dette kurset?

Everything is fine.

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Awesome experience.

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Jan 22, 2020

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

Type of visa, immigration laws and updates. Pratical advices from her experience as PR as well.

Hva likte du ikke ved dette kurset?

None

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I have trouble with my connection a little bit

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Dec 17, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

active interaction, free to discuss

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Nothing

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Nothing more

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Dec 10, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

It’s nice and informative about Norway general knowledge

Hva likte du ikke ved dette kurset?

There is nothing like I didn’t like

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No

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Dec 04, 2019

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all (it's true)

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nothing

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i don't have any

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Nov 28, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

History and family immigration and work rules and regulations

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nothing

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i dont no

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Nov 21, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

All lessons in this course

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Really so Nice to know about children welfare & social Security

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everything is so excellent in this course

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Oct 21, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

Structure and Yingvil

Hva likte du ikke ved dette kurset?

Education chapter - too long and too repetitive, throughout the chapters there were links not working

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This survey is not has some not relevant questions for the students who took just the 50h social studies course - where the question was not relevant to me I graded with 3 (I did online classes, can't evaluate the ventilation in the class room f.e.).

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Oct 16, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

Online classes

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Some courses contained incorrect (outdated) info or missing slides.

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I'm planning to sign up for Norsk course also, so with words of Terminator: I'll be back :-)

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Oct 15, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

The live sessions

Hva likte du ikke ved dette kurset?

The inconsistency in chapters. The format of chapter 5 is different than the others. This chapter is quite difficult to follow

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NA

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Oct 15, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

Flexibility

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Too much talking in virtual classes out of the topic

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None

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Sep 11, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

information, discussion

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ingen

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all good

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Jun 26, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

Practical information helpful for settling in norway

Hva likte du ikke ved dette kurset?

Being forced to do it although I already knew most of the content by living here

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May 07, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

It was very helpful and the teacher is very nice.

Hva likte du ikke ved dette kurset?

Problems with connection and couple of lectures were canceled.

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No

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Mar 29, 2019

Hva likte du mest ved dette kurset?

interaction

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na

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well done

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