A2 Elementary Norwegian (fast-track)

The elementary course is you who know some basic Norwegian already. The course will give you a stronger vocabulary and significantly improved conversation skills. You will learn more grammar and understand more technical aspects of the language as well.

Prices and registration

Start dates

These dates are recommended start dates for new students, however you can start any time!

This fast-track Norwegian language course will move the needle and bring you several steps closer to mastering 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.

  • Small groups
  • Professional teachers
  • Approved by Norwegian immigration authorities
  • Fun and friendly learning environment


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

It contains 50 hours of training and covers the entire A2 level.

  • 30 hours instructor-led classes
  • 20 hours self-paced online exercises

You should be able to set aside 10-15 hours every week for language training and practice to follow this programme.


Start date 13 Nov 2017
Registration deadline 6 Nov 2017
Schedule Choose between morning and evening classes (see schedule here)
Venue Rådhusgata 20, 0151 Oslo (view map)
Course fee NOK 4900


Learning objectives for the elementary level (A2)

You are starting to cope with social situations and you can use simple everyday language and knows how to handle short social interactions. You know how to ask and answer questions about work, hobbies, and other recreational activities. In short you will start to function better out and about in everyday life.

This course guides you further in your ability to converse in Norwegian, provides you with an understanding of elementary grammar, and helps you develop learning strategies for acquiring new skills independently.


Main learning objectives

  • Speak and write about personal matters and general topics such as family, housing and personal finance
  • Describe yourself and your surroundings, your education and your work.
  • Express desires, emotions and commitment
  • Handle situations related health, illness and disease
  • Reading simple texts and personal letters.
  • Write about simple personal experiences and everyday events
  • Use basic grammatical structures appropriately in the above functions.


Accredited language course

Lingu is accredited by Skills Norway (Kompetanse Norge, formerly Vox). You will get a course certificate upon completing the course, which is valid for permanent residence and citizenship applications in Norway.


Course materials

Course participants 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 (order online here)
  • Exploring Norwegian Grammar (order online here)

The online exercises will become available approximately two weeks before the course starts.


Level test

At the end of the course, you will be able to sit a level test. You are not required to pass the test to get the course certificate, however, if you fail, your teacher will suggest more materials and classes that you can do before continuing on the next level (A2).

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