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
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!
The training is a combination of
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).
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:
The expected duration is 2 months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Skal vi spise ute?
Verb må være på andre plass!
I skole eller på skole?
Reiser du med fly?
Hvordan underholder du deg? Kino, nattklubb, eller?
The class vibe
Sometimes it can feel a bit rushed but overall it's a great experience.
Teaching method is easy to understand
I look forward our company Aker to continue the A2 course
Flexibility time-wise, interactivity, access to all materials, variety of tasks, short videos (and possible to change speed when needed)
The clarification of the requirements needed for getting a certificate has been unclear to me from the start. Also sometimes it seems that a lot of work has been done but the progress bar hasn't moved forward:) The percentage bar moves forward very slowly (perhaps an idea to split it to 2 - A1-1 and A1-2 - to get more sense of achievement).
Easy to follow and lots of chances to join in.
Sometimes the lesson were repeated. No classes on Friday.
I am very impressed so far and I have made very good progress.
I like everything!
Keep up the good work!
Mye å lære på kort tid
I am opening a new world and starting to be able to communicate to norwegian people.
Interaction and easy explanation
Nothing as such, it was good for beginner
Try to make more online meetings over the weekdays.
lack of additional class for working student
I would expect to see more additional class option for working student.
Organization of the course and the teacher's availability to help with all of our doubts
I think maybe the classes should be longer but with a small recess in the middle...? Considering we always correct the homework and need time to do it and to learn new things without rushing
The teacher (Ann-Magritt) has great teaching skills, she is also very humble and patient with the students and deserves all of our gratitude. I noticed a lot of effort from her, she is there before us and leaves the school very late and still she is available to send us material to study and answers her emails. 5* teacher!! Consider her for level B please
The teaching process
That it takes place in person. It’s much better than online lessons.
Not enough samtale. Maybe it’s coming later. It would have been nice to practice more speaking. That is something I personally would like to learn asap.
How instructor led the class
Maybe some grammar need to be explain more
The teachers are awesome, the structure is well developed and the additional study material very helpful
Perhaps some classes are too large and people with flexible subscriptions tend to go in the evenings mostly. But its not too bad.
The workload is adequate and the teachers are good. I plan to attend more classes in the next months.
I need to cime to the classes, prepare, do homework, teacher speaks bergensk accent
A bit slow for me, I think the other group has managed to do more (i just think so), maybe more speaking would be goos as we will listen and speak every day
Forgot to mention that the combo of book and online materials are good, if u missed a class u can still keep up with everyone!
The interaction and the learn by doing and practicing
That it is only 2Times a week! I wished to have at Least 3 times a week
I had a great time during that time and the people surrounding me could see that I have made big improvements in terms of understanding though the road is still long but at least I can catch some words and make simple sentences.
Feels fast sometimes
Could try to use different effective methods to teach students a new language
The in person lessons and time with the teacher
Some of the online homework feels like kind of an afterthought.... would be nice if it paralleled class more closely.
It's very good
There is nothing like this... everything is good.
Jeg er glad med kurset
It is very interactive and live course. Also good online sessions available which helps in addition to classroom sessions.
The course is very short time and fast pace.
It would be good if the course is more detailed in terms of teaching and material.
The course is advancing too quickly. I am working so it is challenging to catch up on courses on time.