for health professionals
Norwegian for Healthcare B2
A Norwegian course for health professionals who wish to qualify to work in the health sector in Norway. The course content covers a broad set of health care topics
Norwegian for Health Professionals is an online course covering the basics of Norwegian healthcare industry vocabulary. This course is for anyone who has trained or worked as a health professional or healthcare worker and wishes to qualify to work in the health sector in Norway.
All lessons include audio, which makes a big difference when getting to know new words and expressions.
Start this course at any time!
You get access to a flexible schedule of live online drop-in lessons, in which our teachers will guide you through all the key areas, including:
- Healthcare in Norway
- Healthcare sectors and occupations
- Elderly care
- Diet and Nutrition
- Ethics and Communication
- Mental Health
- Patient Rights
- Alternative Therapies
In addition, the course covers the vocabulary you need for a range of situations at work, and places emphasis on training participants' reading, listening, grammar and pronunciation skills.
A minimum of B1-level Norwegian is required to enrol for this course. We recommend that you take a regular Norwegian course at the same time if your level requires it. If you do not do this, you must have previously completed an B1 course or score A2 level on Lingu's placement test.
Apply for NOK 10 000 government scholarship today!
Norwegian immigration authorities provide scholarships to assist healthcare professionals succeed in Norwegian working life. The scholarships are from «Klippekortordningen» by Imdi.
The course is for those who want to qualify for work in the health sector and need to pass the language requirement of the employer, or fulfill the language requirements from the authorization by the Norwegian Directorate of Health.
Do you qualify for the grant scheme?
- You are an adult immigrant to Norway.
- You have no rights to free Norwegian education at the municipality where you live.
- You are not a participant in another type of Norwegian education with state funding (e.g. Competence plus).
- You have previously completed A2 level and wish to achieve B1 or B2 level.
- You have the opportunity to complete the course program and participate in at least 80 hours of teacher-led teaching online.
Tailored courses for enterprise clients
Courses are flexible and can be tailored to your organisations unique needs.Contact us
- + Flexible schedule
- + Native support language
- + Hybrid training at your premises and online
- + Tailored to your professions, ie. pharmacists, nurses etc
Game-based e-learning material «Samanehs reise»
Course content and learning objectives
Submit essay for review
You will be able to join flexibly scheduled online live, instructor-led classes in both mornings and evenings.
We arrange monthly webinars and job cafés for the participants across all courses in Health-related language, where we invite guests from the health sector to talk about various topics from the healthcare industry. In addition to the language training, you'll also get to know the Norwegian health sector and the job market.
What is Selena's Anatomy?
In the materials you’ll meet the nurse Selena from Spain who is newly employed at a hospital, through films and reading texts taken from authentic workplaces and fictional journals. She must communicate with several people from other occupations and gains insight into several work areas and functions both inside and outside the hospital.
The learning resource is developed in collaboration with professionals from the health sector.
Frequently asked questions
Norwegian for Health Professionals is an online course covering the basics of Norwegian healthcare industry vocabulary. This course is for all who have education or work experience as a health professional, or healthcare worker and wish to qualify to work in the health sector in Norway.
You will get an expanded knowledge of medical vocabulary, which will be very helpful in starting your medical career in Norway.
Enrolling in the 'Writing Assistance with AI - level B1' is a simple and straightforward process. The best part is that the course is now completely free for you as a participant. This is made possible thanks to support from the Norwegian Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi).
To secure a spot in the course, you need to apply for a course placement on Lingu's website. There, you will find a registration form where you can submit your application. All you need to do is fill out some basic personal details. By doing so, you will be one step closer to improving your writing skills with the help of your personal AI guide. We look forward to assisting you on your journey towards better writing skills!
Yes, it is now available completely for free! This means that you pay completely nothing as a participant. This is made possible thanks to support from the Norwegian Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi), who will pay the course fee worth NOK 10000 for you. All you need to do is register, and the rest will be fixed for you by us.
This course exam is not the equivalent of an official government exam, so if the official government exam is required by the employer, it would have to be taken separately.
The Simply Helse exam is an exam provided by Lingu. It checks your course learning in a more in-depth way.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate which shows the achieved language level and you exam level. This exam certificate may be extremely helpful in finding a job since it states your completion of this medical language oriented course and your language level achieved.
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