A1 Norwegian course - Beginner level

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The A1 fast-track Norwegian course is the beginning of your journey to master the Norwegian language. You will be able to use the most common words and everyday phrases, as well as getting a technical understanding of the language.

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CEFR Level: A1 Beginner level
Course venue: Online & home
Course fee: From NOK 1,890 per month

Fast-track beginner Norwegian course Lingu’s fast-track Norwegian language courses are designed for adults who want to learn to speak and understand the Norwegian language and who need more flex...

Fast-track beginner Norwegian course

Lingu’s fast-track Norwegian language courses are designed for adults who want to learn to speak and understand the Norwegian language and who need more flexibility in their training. The course will get you started on the journey to master the Norwegian language. 

Our main focus is to build practical conversation skills from the first lesson, so you can use the language independently and efficiently.

What you can expect from Lingu

  • Small classes
  • Choose between morning and evening classes, in-house and online
  • Approved by Norwegian immigration authorities
  • Inspiring and professional course instructors
  • Flexibility and adaptability

The courses follow your individual pace for maximum flexibility and results. Studying at an individual pace means that the course will be tailored to your personal needs and goals!


What's included?

The training is a combination of 

  • In-house classes at our language centres
  • Live, online classes with teacher every day
  • Self-study lessons online (videos, exercises etc.)
  • Feedback from instructors and other students on your submitted speaking and writing assignments.

You can start online self-study lessons immediately when you sign up. These include instructional videos, texts you can read and listen to, quizzes, speaking and writing exercises, and much, much more. 

The course is designed for expats and immigrants who understand English, have higher education or are generally quick to acquire new language skills (track 3).


What will you learn?

The beginner course is the most important building block for learning the Norwegian language. It will give you with the basic of the Norwegian language. After completing this level, you will be able to interact with others in Norwegian in a simple manner, for example meet and greet and everyday conversations.

You will be able to listen and understand simple questions if your conversation partner speaks slowly and clearly, and you can also answer simple questions about yourself and about the place you live.

You will be able to talk about people you know and things that interests you.


Main learning objectives:

  • Common verbs in present, past and future tenses
  • Basic grammar and pronunciation
  • Common phrases related to meet and greet situations
  • Agree and disagree with statements
  • Write simple essays
  • Read simple texts from everyday life


The expected duration is 2 months.


Accredited language course provider

Lingu is accredited by Kompetanse Norge (formerly Vox). You will get a course certificate, which is valid for permanent residence and citizenship applications in Norway. You can be accredited for maximum 12 hours per week* for all learning activities combined.

*limits may vary dependable on the type of the course

The classes

The classroom lessons are held twice per week at our language centres in Oslo and Stavanger, and the online lessons are available every day. You can join the online classes from any smartphone, tablet or laptop.

See the schedule for more information about time and topic.


Course materials

Online course: No course materials or books are strictly required in order to attend our courses.

Oslo and Stavanger: For the in-house classes you need to bring the following books to the classes. You can order the books online, or you can buy them when you arrive at our language centre.

  • Norsk på 1-2-3 Fast-track Norwegian Level A1-A2 (2017) - order online here
  • Exploring Norwegian Grammar (recommended but not mandatory) - order online here

Norwegian language course - beginner level


A1 exercises and level test

You will get access to various exercises online, which help you practice grammar, reading and writing skills and build a larger vocabulary. After 6 weeks, you will get access to a level test for A1. If you complete the test with sufficient score, you can upgrade to the next level (A2).

There's no binding. You can unsubscribe at any time!



This course is a membership course, which means you will set up a recurring, monthly payment plan, and your card will automatically be charged for your access until you cancel the membership. You can cancel your membership any time from your member page.

If you rather want to pay with invoice, please contact us.

Frequently asked questions

The combi course is a more structured and more intensive version of our regular online course. The combi course includes full access to our regular, flexible online course and in addition offers you twice-weekly scheduled live classes with a teacher in a group not larger than 10. During these classes you follow a textbook-based programme, and you will get the real classroom feel, just as if you were attending lessons at Lingu school premises.

During levels A1 and A2 levels you will be learning from the Norsk på 123,( 2017 edition).
During level B1 level you will be learning from the Stein på stein, textbook and exercise book (2014 edition)
During B2 level
you will not need any books.
During C1 level you will be learning from  Håndbok i gramatikk og språkbruk norsk for innvandrere 

For all our Norwegian courses we also recommend Exploring Norwegian Grammar as a useful reference grammar in English.

Apart from full access to our regular online plan, you will also get:

  • A choice between morning or evening classes (in addition to full access to the whole the online plan)

  • A hybrid course with a structured approach. 

  • Regular lessons times and a course program with a one dedicated teacher 

  • Small groups with the same students (groups of maximum 10)

  • Staying on track by following a course book and receiving individual feedback on your progress from your teacher.

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