Simply Online Norwegian A1-A2

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Learn Norwegian with an officially approved online course from Lingu! This course teaches you the basics of Norwegian language efficiently, and you get all the freedom and flexibility you need to accomplish the course and the neccessary hours at your own pace.

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CEFR Level: A1 Beginner level
Course venue: Online
Course fee: From NOK 4,990 for 3 months

Benefits with our online course Virtual classroom: To complement the self-study platform, we host online classes in a virtual classroom. These cover conversational training and highlights ke...

Benefits with our online course

Virtual classroom: To complement the self-study platform, we host online classes in a virtual classroom. These cover conversational training and highlights key topics.

250+ training hours: The online Norwegian course will closely track your hours online, and you can study as much as you want! If you need to complete the required 250 hours, you can do it here.

Approved training: Lingu is accredited by Kompetanse Norge (formerly Vox) to provide online language training for adult immigrants. 


A self-paced learning solution

The main content of the course is a comprehensive self-study programme that covers all aspects of the Norwegian language from the very beginner level and up to and including the elementary level (A2).

You can do up to 12 hours per week, including the virtual classroom lessons. 


Virtual classroom

All students on the program will be invited to join our virtual classroom lessons. These are hosted by an experienced teacher and will give you conversation practice and verbal training. The virtual classroom has daily conversational lessons in Norwegian.

It is mandatory to attend at least 2 x 45 minutes in the virtual classroom per week (on average) in order to be credited the hours from the self-paced course.

See the schedule here.


Approved courses

Lingu is accredited by Kompetanse Norge to provide online language training for adult immigrants. After completing the course, you will get a certificate that states the total number of hours you have completed with us. You can use this certificate in applications to the UDI regarding permanent residence permit or citizenship in Norway. You can also use the certificate in job applications etc.


Target audience

This course is for expats, internationals and adult immigrants who need to study Norwegian and get the required 250 or 550 hours of language training.



All attendants need to have

  • Regular access to a computer with broadband Internet access. 
  • Intermediate digital skills. They must be able to navigate the internet, manage login details, and be able to configure their own computer to work with standard equipment such as microphone and headset.
  • Ability to work independently.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, Lingu is an officially certified provider of Norwegian language courses for adult immigrants, and online courses are also approved for Norway's permanent residence purposes. When you have completed the course, you will receive a course certificate with totals the number of hours you have attended. You can submit this certificate as documentation for your permanent residence permit application.

Yes, it is extremely efficient. At Lingu, we have many years of a distance learning experience and our outstanding, professional teachers are all specially trained to teach online. The course is intensive and requires a lot of work, but is also great fun and we have fantastic feedback from our students. 

Your individual progress will depend on many factors, such as how much time you have available for study. However, based on our long past experience, we have a standard duration for each course:

·       A1 level: 2 months
·       A2 level: 2 months
·       B1 level: 4 months
·       B2 level: 4 months

If you estimate that you are ready to move up to the next level faster than the standard pattern or, alternatively, stay with any level for longer, that is absolutely fine. You simply move on when you are ready.

You will soon find that this won’t be a problem. In an online course, you learn to speak in many ways, by practising talking, by listening, and by background learning and reading. All these learning methods combine to give you the ability to express yourself verbally in the language. As part of your course, you will also take part in flexibly scheduled interactive classes, whose small, online group discussions are a marvellous way of learning to express yourself in Norwegian.

We do not use books for our regular online course, because all our materials are available online.  These materials have been custom designed by our expert learning planning team, to ensure they are the best way to achieve fast learning progress. You will find our courses professional, flexible and fun, and all our teachers highly-skilled in guiding you safely through your online-learning experience. 

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