About the official Norwegian language tests

There are four Norwegian language assessment tests: Norwegian test 1, 2 and 3, and Test in Norwegian – advanced level.

Norwegian test 1 is an interim test in Norwegian language and social studies at level A1. The purpose of the test is to give students on track 1 feedback on their progress during the course of the learning process. The test is intended to demonstrate that the student has achieved the competency of level A1. Norwegian test 1 is held at schools as required and is not a final test. There is no test certificate for this test.

Norwegian test 2 and Norwegian test 3 are final course tests. They are designed to evaluate the Norwegian language skills of level A2 and level B1 as these levels are defined in the curriculum. The tests are based on subjects covered by the course instruction, and subjects that will be familiar after having lived a period of time in Norway. Both tests have a written part and an oral part. The written part contains a listening test, a reading test and a writing test. The oral test is a test in spoken language ability. The oral and written tests are taken separately.

Norwegian test 2 (A2-level) shall evaluate

    • Understanding of figures of speech and common expressions from daily life communicated in simple and clear language.
    • Ability to read and understand extremely short, simple texts.
    • Ability to write short, simple notes and messages.
    • Ability to exchange direct and simple information about personal matters and familiar topics and to understand what is said in simple, everyday conversations.


      Norwegian test 3 (B-level) shall evaluate

        • Ability to understand the main points of information communicated in a clear and simple fashion.
        • Ability to read and understand texts written in direct, coherent language with clearly structured contents.
        • Ability to write a comprehensible, coherent text.
        • Ability to manage most conversations that take place in daily life.


           You can read more about the Norwegian tests at Folkeuniversitetet - Norsk språktest. (Adult Education Association – Norwegian language test)

          Test in Norwegian language – advanced level ("Bergenstesten")

          The advanced level Norwegian language test ("Bergenstesten") is for individuals applying for admission to universities and colleges in Norway. Read more at samordnaopptak.no (Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service – NUCAS) about admission and Norwegian language competency requirements.

          Read more about Test i norsk - høyere nivå (Advanced level Norwegian language test).

          Our Norwegian courses

          Course offer >

          Course offer

          We offer three differend kinds of online Norwegian courses:

          • Certified course with supervision
          • Supervised courses
          • Self-study courses

          Read more about our Norwegian courses

          Approved courses >

          Approved courses

          You can get registered a maximum of 12 hours per week. Of all the completed and approved hours, 1/6 has to include supervision from your online teacher. The supervision can be realized through Skype sessions, phone calls, written or oral feedback.

          All our approved courses can be extended. The certificate you recieve after completing the course, can be used as documentation in conjuction with application for permanent residency in Norway.

          Read more: www.regjeringen.no and Kompetanse Norge (former VOX).

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          Online teacher

          At the start of the course you will be assigned a online teacher who will help you with the Norwegian language instruction.

          All of the course packages from CampusOnline.no include supervised sessions with experienced online teachers.

          Read more about personal online Norwegian teachers
          Self-study course >

          Course as self-study

          During a self-study course you work on your own using the interactive e-learning program. You can use all functions within the program, but you will not be able to send completed tasks and assignments to online teacher. The certificate you recieve after completing the course cannot be used in conjuction with application for permanent residency in Norway.

          You can at any time purchase online tutoring sessions with an online teacher.

          Corporate customers >

          Corporate customers

          We provide packages with approved Norwegian language courses for corporate customers.

          Included in the course packages are regular reporting and follow-up. The person responsible for the courses in the company will receive reports throughout the course with up-to-date information about the students’ progress and results.

          We can also tailor courses to the company’s particular requirements. If you want to learn more, please contact info@campusonline.no.

          Course format >

          Course format

          Once you have sent in your registration form, you will receive a confirmation in an e-mail, which also contains your username and password, and information about your course.

          If you are unsure about which level to choose, we recommend that you take the Norwegian language test. You can work with the course when you like and at your own pace. You will work with multimedia texts containing intricately connected texts, images, videos, explanations of words and assignments.

          Read more about our course format
          Technical requirements >

          Technical requirements

          You need a computer with a sound card and must be sure that the computer has an Internet connection with enough capacity to allow transfer of the course contents, including the multimedia elements.

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