Norwegian for Health Personnel

Occupation-Specific Language Training for Health Personnel

Course description

The course is adapted to your individual needs in order to achieve a fast and efficient learning. In this course, working with authentic material from the workplace is an essential part of the teaching. Authentic material can be oral and written communication, but it can also be the participants’ experiences in the workplace.

This course is aimed specifically at healthcare professionals and is tailored to your needs, with the aim of enabling you to:

  • Participate in the planning and distribution of work tasks
  • Listen to pasients’ wishes and needs and instructions from the manager or other colleagues
  • Provide oral reports to colleagues
  • Conversation with manager and colleagues about work tasks and plans for the day
  • Read shift reports
  • Read different instructions and signs
  • Read information letters from the management
  • Write reports and messages to colleagues

Course methodologies

At Language Power International, we believe that the most effective way to learn a language is through personal training with a qualified and experienced native trainer.

Our language trainers take a communicative approach to language training, which promotes the active participation of the participants in the class and optimal learning results. It emphasizes communication skills and uses the following basic principles:

  • Teaching is student-centered and encourages interaction between the students in the classroom.
  • Classroom activities are relevant and target the language needs of the students. Targeted use of language means that the activities have a specific goal and that the trainers use carefully selected authentic materials whenever possible.
  • Motivation is maximised by making the lectures relevant, lively and fun.
  • Interactive activities are used to maximize conversational opportunities for students.
  • These include pair and group work, role play, information gap exercises, dialogue creation, conversations and debates, games and quizzes.
  • In the classroom, the trainer places more emphasis on communication than on correction. Knowledge of grammar is essential for effective communication, but do not form the focus of the course and is taught because it occurs naturally in communication activities rather than out of context.
  • In the greatest extent possible (but not exclusive) the use of the target language is encouraged as means of teaching and communication in the classroom.

Our teachers may use other language training methods to meet the individual needs of students. This includes more gammar-based and translation-based approaches.

  • Enrollment Dates
  • Practical Information
  • Course certificate
  • Public holidays

Enrollment Dates

Practical Information

Number of studentsFrom 3 to 6 students
Duration:8 weeks, 42 hours à 45 minutes.
Days:Tuesday and Thursday B2
Time:Morning classes from 10:00 to 12:15
Afternoon classes from 18:45 to 21:00
Course fee:NOK 5,950
Course material:NOK 850.- pr level

Approved By: Kompetanse Norge

Language Power International is approved by Kompetanse Norge, an agency of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research as provider of Norwegian training.

Upon course completion you will receive a course certificate which states the number of teaching hours completed and the level attained. This certificate is valid documentation of the Norwegian training in language and social studies required by UDI, and can be used for permanent residency and citizenship applications.


Public Holidays

Jan 1stNew Year’sMay 17Norwegian Constitution Day
Apr 14Palm SundayMay 30Ascension Day
Apr 18Maundy ThursdayJun 02Whit Monday
Apr 19Good FridayDec 24Christmas Eve
Apr 22Easter MondayDec 25Christmas Day
May 01Labour DayDec 26St Stephen's Day
Approved by MHS, School of Mission and Theology, for written Norwegian exams.