Everyone between the age of 18 and 67 who have temporary collective protection may participate in Norwegian language tuition in the municipality in which they reside.
You may receive Norwegian language tuition even if you choose not to participate in the Introduction Programme.
You must have an agreed settlement with your residential municipality and with IMDi in order to be granted Norwegian language tuition.
You may receive Norwegian language tuition for up to one year from the date of commencement. If you take valid leaves of absence from the language tuition, your tuition will be extended by a period corresponding with your leave of absence.
You and the municipality will create a plan for your Norwegian language tuition and determine what level you should achieve through the tuition.
If you wish to take a Norwegian exam, the municipality will offer it for free. The Norwegian exam may document your Norwegian language skills.
Better Norwegian language skills will give you a better life in Norway. Norwegian language practice is for everyone who wants to practise their Norwegian. It is free of charge, and you do not need to register. At Norwegian language practice, you will meet other people who also want to practise their Norwegian. Sessions will include reading newspaper articles, role-play and general conversation.
The following NGOs provide Norwegian language practice for free. Contact the individual organisation to find out how to join.
- The Norwegian Red Cross – Røde Kors
The Norwegian Red Cross has many different options for people who want to practise their Norwegian language skills. See what is available near you.
- The Norwegian Women’s Public Health Association – Sanitetskvinnene
The Norwegian Women’s Public Health Association runs a scheme called “Language Buddy for Women” at several different places in Norway (go to the Norwegian Women’s Public Health Association’s website to see a list of the places). Send an SMS to phone number (+47) 90 26 03 68 with the word SPRÅKVENN (literally: “language buddy”) and the place where you live (for example: SPRÅKVENN Bergen) and they will help you.
- KIA Norway
KIA runs Language Cafés where you can also have a good meal while practising your Norwegian. Language Cafés are held in Bergen, Oslo, Skien, Trondheim, Ålgård, Hå and Sandnes.
- Local volunteer centres – Frivilligsentralen
Volunteer centres all over Norway offer Norwegian language practice. Contact your local volunteer centre to join the Norwegian language practice where you live.
- Public libraries
Is there a Norwegian language practice arrangement near where you live? Ask at your local public library – they can help you. Several places also offer Norwegian language practice sessions at the library