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.
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.
The social studies course is also known as the civics course, and covers seven topics as defined in the official syllabus:
The course participants will achieve
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.
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:
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.
Structure and Yingvil
Education chapter - too long and too repetitive, throughout the chapters there were links not working
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.).
Some courses contained incorrect (outdated) info or missing slides.
I'm planning to sign up for Norsk course also, so with words of Terminator: I'll be back :-)
The live sessions
The inconsistency in chapters. The format of chapter 5 is different than the others. This chapter is quite difficult to follow
Too much talking in virtual classes out of the topic
Practical information helpful for settling in norway
Being forced to do it although I already knew most of the content by living here
It was very helpful and the teacher is very nice.
Problems with connection and couple of lectures were canceled.