Complete Bergenstest package (preparation course with C1.1 and C1.2 levels package) with teacher guidance is aimed at students with an advanced level of Norwegian language, who would like to enrich their vocabulary, cultural understanding of the language, as well as their writing skills on an academic level and pass the popular Bergenstest examination!
But what is Bergenstest for and why should you take it? It consists of two official examinations for proficiency in the Norwegian language and it consists of a written and an oral exam.. The language test is a requirement when applying for Norwegian universities or for professionals who need proof of proficiency in Norwegian to apply for jobs (ex: in the medical field). The Bergenstest is equivalent to a B2/C1 reference level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Language.
The C1 course will emerge the student into the more complex parts of the language - from political debates, understanding of dialects to formal and poetic writing. It has a natural transition from one topic to the next, and builds on your skills and confidence when speaking and writing in Norwegian, as close as on a native level.
At the same time, the Bergenstest preparation course will provide you with the opportunity to practice similar tasks from the test and to gain the confidence you need in terms of writing and speaking skills at an academic level.
What's included in the course?
- Pre-recorded lessons and examples on advanced writing and debates´ techniques
- Teacher guidance throughout the course
- Collection of pre-recorded lessons videos, sound clips, quizzes, writing and listening exercises
- Practical and useful information about the test (general info, tips and tricks, examples)
- Over 150 exercises and quizzes for all 4 parts in the test: reading, listening, writing, oral presentation
- Lots of examples for each type of exercise you will meet in the test. Get inspired and prepare well!
- Opportunity to develop your conversation skills with focus on descriptive texts and on clear, structured self-expression, both written and orally
- Personalized tips and tricks to help you understand precisely and correctly the tasks and perform well on the exam
Full-length pre-recorded lessons on topics such as:
- Lessons on formal and informal words and vocabulary
- How to write a letter of complaint and other formal letters
- Advanced use of prepositions
- Structure and writing of argumentative texts
- How to write formal and informal letters and emails
- How to write a CV and job application that will stand out
- Comma rules
- Debates and argumentative conversation
- Map and explanation of Norwegian dialects
- Abbreviations and slang terms
- Transitive and intransitive verbs
- Sentence binders
You will learn how to:
- master foundational grammar (both in speech and in writing) and be able to employ a variety of complex sentence structures
- use complex prepositions in writing texts
- express yourself in all social contexts - both formal and informal
- structure and write argumentative texts
- write formal and informal letters and emails
- write a CV and job application that will stand out
- differentiate Norwegian dialects
- use interjections and sentence binders
With this course you will:
- be introduced to various examples, tests and exercises similar to those at the test
- focus on both written and oral part with the help of grammar review, written production of complex texts and other written structures
- develop your skills in terms of essay and report writing
- feel safer and more confident when you take the test
- get concrete tips on how to write better texts
- see examples of good texts through our sample answers
- drastically increase your chances of passing the Bergenstest!
Will you be able to get answers to your questions?
Our teacher Jon will be answering your questions daily through the online platform. You can send in your questions, texts and audios for instant feedback and correction.
Course books and materials
All e-books and materials needed for the course are included in the price and are available on the online platform.