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Norwegian Course – Preparing for the Bergen test

This is an intensive Norwegian course that prepares you to sit for the official state test in Norwegian at a higher level (the Bergen test). You should be at level B2 of the Council of Europe scale to benefit from the course.

Norwegian course that prepares for the state test

About the course

In this course you learn

The teaching is based on samples and knowledge from previous tests and other relevant learning materials. The focus areas include:

  • To improve reading comprehension, writing skills and to train listening comprehension.
  • Text fluency and cohesion; how to write a good and coherent text.
  • What is required for different text genres, such as minutes, summaries and persuasive texts.
  • Vocabulary development by focusing on alternative ways of expression and common expressions.
  • Extended written feedback on writing assignments.

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for those who want to acquire valuable language skills for participation in Norwegian society and professional career in Norway. The Bergen test is required by most colleges and university studies in Norway.

Test yourself

Are you unsure of what level you are at? Then the level test is for you. It takes between half an hour to an hour and a half to complete. Take the test on Eurotest.


Instruction consists of listening exercises, group work, individual work, discussions, text production and homework.


Our teachers have training in teaching Norwegian and/or Norwegian as a Second Language (NSL). They also have experience in Teaching Norwegian for language minorities.


After this course you will receive a diploma if you have attended 75% and have paid the course fee.

Where to now?

After this course you should be able to take the Test in Norwegian at a Higher Level (the Bergen test).

Folkeuniversitetet is an officially recognized provider of Norwegian education. This means that Norwegian classes taken in our virtual classrooms are approved by the UDI in applications for permanent residence permit.

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Norwegian - Preparation course for Bergenstesten (B2)

Dette er et intensivt norskkurs som forbereder deg til Test i norsk - høyere nivå (Bergenstesten). Du bør være på minimum nivå B2 på Europarådets nivåskala for å ha utbytte av kurset. Undervisningen tar utgangspunkt i eksempeltester fra tidligere prøver og annet relevant læremateriell. Undervisningen foregår på Zoom, og du deltar uansett hvor du befinner deg. Timer på dette kurset er godkjent av UDI ved søknad om varig oppholdstillatelse.

Teaching method:
Virtual classroom
Total price:
17.15 - 20.45
Mon, Wed
Registration deadline