CEFR - The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Learning, teaching and assessment


The online Norwegian courses we offer at CampusOnline.no were designed to comply with the standards of CEFR The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Therefore when describing the levels of our online Norwegian courses we refer to CEFR levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

If you take our online language test, your performance in the different language skills will be assessed according to the CEFR framework.

The framework of reference has been created so that course participants, educational institutions and employers can all refer to the same scale. See which description you believe is most suitable for you below.

Using this scale you can find your approximate level. Think of the description in terms of the objectives of the course you are going to take, rather than your start level. If you are a beginner, you will start working with level A0 (for complete beginners) or A1. If you already know the contents covered by A1, you should take a course at level A2, etc.

Felles referansenivåer: global skala

Common reference levels: global scale


Can understand and employ common, everyday expressions and extremely simple statements that cover basic needs. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer personal questions about where he/she lives, friends and acquaintances, and possessions. Can take part in a conversation in a simple way if the person with whom he/she is conversing speaks slowly and clearly and has a helpful attitude.


Can understand sentences and common expressions related to the most important areas of daily life, such as extremely simple information about him/herself and his/her family, shopping, the local community and working life. Can manage simple and routine conversational situations involving a direct exchange of information about familiar and routine matters. Can explain in simple words aspects of own background and local community and basic personal needs.


Can understand the main points of a clear, standard text and speak about familiar subjects that are often encountered in a work, school or leisure time situation. Can manage most of the situations that can arise when travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can write simple, coherent texts about subjects that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and plans, and briefly explain and substantiate opinions and plans.


Can understand the main contents of complex texts about both concrete and abstract subjects, including technical discussions in own professional field. Language use in conversation is spontaneous and fluent enough so that communication with native speakers is not a strain for either party. Can write clear, detailed texts about a broad range of subjects, explain a point of view on a current event, and argue for or against different alternatives.


Can understand a broad range of long, difficult texts and understand content that is not expressed directly. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without any particular indication that he/she is searching for ways to express him/herself. Can use the language flexibly and expediently for social, academic and occupation-related purposes. Can write clear, well-structured, and detailed texts about complex topics and demonstrate that he/she masters different sentence patterns, conjunctions and cohesive markers.


Can without difficulty understand in practical terms everything that he/she hears or reads. Can summarise information from different oral and written sources by reproducing arguments and explanations in a coherent manner. Can express him/herself spontaneously with extremely good fluency and precision, and produce subtle nuances of meaning even in more complex situations.

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

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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).

Online teacher >

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.

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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.

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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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