In Norway we love free stuff. Maybe because it’s so hard to come by.
Unfortunately this also goes for Norwegian courses. The public only funds it for persons granted asyluym, humanitarian refugees, in many cases of family reunions and so on (Contact UDI.no for more information). Luckily there are several classes run by volunteers.
If you want to embody the norwegian spirit get your hands on all the free stuff you can find. That’s why UngInfo has collected Oslo’s free or cheap Norwegian courses in this article.
Do you know of anyone that we haven’t listed? Tell us in the comment section below.
Norsk folkehjelp, Oasen/Norwegian People’s Aid
Free courses are offered at Foss VGS and Mortensrudveien 11. Only for persons with residence permit.
Sign up by calling Erlinda Munoz at 41 64 32 07 or mail her at email@example.com
Oslo Misjonskirke/The Mission Covenant Church in Oslo
Classes every Wedensday at 18.00, divided in two levels. Run by volunteers at the church. 300 NOK for a semester. You also need to buy the book “Ny i Norge”, which is being used in the education.
To join, contact Ingrid Vassli at 47 62 31 72 or Ingrid_vassli@hotmail.com.
St. Olav Catholic Church
One course every semester with weekly classes. Registration online. Free, but you have to buy the book “På vei” and pay a 200 NOK registration fee.
Read more here.
And sign up here
Adress: Mariagården, Akersveien 16 C
Contact Eva Hajnal: firstname.lastname@example.org
One course for beginners and one for more experienced learners. This course costs 300 NOK pr term. In addition, you need to buy the textbook “På vei” for about 400 NOK.
Address: Sandakerveien 61
Contact: 45 63 79 84 – email@example.com
Språkkafe – Deichmanske bibliotek
Deichmanske bibliotek arranges Språkkafe (language café) several times a week at different libaries in town . At Språkkafe you sit in groups and have informal conversations in norwegian while enjoying some coffee or tea. It’s free, and there’s no need to register.
Find the dates and locations here
If you need to take classes that can be documented and used in an application for permanent residence, you need to use an approved organization. These cost money and are for instance:
Oslo Voksenopplæring (oslovo.no)
Universities and colleges
- Some private organisations that you can find here.
Do you know of more free or cheap offers? Please tell us in the comment section.
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