Norgesskolen started up in 2003 and since then, we have welcomed children from all over the world annually. Norgesskolen is financed by school fees, as the school does not receive any state funding.
The Norwegian classes
The students are primarily taught the Norwegian language, but culture, history and social aspects are also vital parts of the curriculum. The teaching is divided into four daily sessions, each session lasting for about 50 minutes. The students also have classes where they focus on culture or do crafts like baking or making Christmas ornaments.
We adjust the teaching to the students individual level, so that they feel comfortable, yet challenged. The Norwegian language is taught both in the classroom as well as through all the activities they take part in. Attending Norgesskolen should be interesting and fun. Our teachers are experienced in creating a good learning environment, with varied teaching methods.
Some topics are repeated every year and some are unique.
Every year we cover the following topics:
Norwegian traditions such as outdoor activities, celebrating Christmas and May 17th.
Norwegian society (government, values, school system)
Norwegian culture (litterature, music, film and food)
Preparations for the Norwegian language test
We offer our students a chance to prepare for the Norwegian language test. The Norwegian language test is an official test in oral and written Norwegian language proficiency, required to attend Norwegian higher education. The actual test can be taken four times a year, and is offered by Kompetanse Norge
We recommend studying their website for more information.
The oldest students (15-18 years) with good overall competencies in Norwegian, are offered to prepare for the test at Norgesskolen. These preparations are afternoon classes, and comes in addition to the regular classes.
The students prepare for questions similar to those of the Norwegian language test, covering both the oral and written part. The curriculum follows the competency goals of Norgesskolen. On one of the last days of school, the students have the opportunity to take a previously given original exam, in order to prepare for the real test. Please note that this will only be the written part of the test. Everyone taking the mock exam will receive feedback in writing from the teacher.
The curriculum at Norgesskolen is based on the Norwegian curriculum for linguistic minorities. It is an age independent and level based learning platform. Level 2 is higher than level 1. The students at Norgesskolen are between 9 and 18 years old (Norgesskolen Winter has an older demographic), and have variying Norwegian language skills. Students are divided into groups depending on age and Norwegian language proficiency.
The age groups are as follows: 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18.
The division may vary depending on the group of students.
For more information about the Norgesskolen curriculum, click here.