Frequently Asked Questions from new applicants:
What does Globalskolen offer?
Regular classes: These are for students who have Norwegian as their first language and are of compulsory school age (1st to 10th grade).
Norwegian for multilinguals: Norwegian lessons for students who know some Norwegian, but not enough to follow the regular curriculum. These classes are called F3.-4., F5.-6., F7.-8. and F9.-10.
Start Norwegian: This is a programme for students who have little experience in speaking and writing Norwegian. We have two classes: S1-2 aimed at ages 6-8 and S3-6 aimed at children older than 8. This programme requires adult participation.
What program/level is suitable for my child?
We recommend that children join the classes aimed at their age group. These are based on the regular curriculum from the Norwegian Directorate of Education and Training.
This programme is aimed at students who speak Norwegian as their first language. They usually speak Norwegian at home and most often have two Norwegian parents. Both their spoken and written Norwegian is level or almost level with domestic Norwegian schoolchildren. Many of the students have been in the Norwegian school system in the past.
Students who have Norwegian as their second or third language, or who rarely speak Norwegian in their day-to-day life, should consider one of the “Start Norwegian” or “Norwegian for multilinguals” classes.
Norwegian for multilinguals (F-classes)
This programme is aimed at students who have Norwegian as their second or third language. The students typically understand a lot and may speak some Norwegian, but usually have little experience with reading and writing Norwegian. In addition to language training, the F-classes work on strengthening the children’s Norwegian identity by teaching Norwegian history, geography and society.
Start Norwegian (S-classes)
This programme is aimed at students who have limited understanding of Norwegian. Start Norwegian is a fun and educational language course, specifically developed to teach Norwegian children abroad to speak Norwegian for the first time. It is important that these classes are done with adult participation, and it’s recommended that the family practises some Norwegian in day-to-day life.
How does it work?
Globalskolen uses the online learning platform Canvas – all lessons take place on this platform. Students get their own personal login. If desired, parents can register and follow along with observer status in Canvas.
In addition, we use a separate system for registering students, parents and guardians. Registration and sign-up happens in its own web interface. This is to protect the privacy and security of all participants.
To initiate the admissions process, a parent or guardian must register for a profile. Using their registered profile, they can log into the admissions system. All later communication between the parents or guardians and the admissions office takes place through this system.
Each school year is divided into a spring and an autumn semester. The start date is around 20th August every year.
Each semester has 15 lessons, and each of these requires at least 90 minutes of work to complete. The Norwegian subject requires a minimum of 60 minutes, and the remaining time is split between social science and CREE (Christianity, Religion and Ethics Education).
All students will receive individual feedback from their primary teacher every week.
We facilitate both individual and collaborative learning. For the youngest levels, we also provide guidance to the parents or guardians on how to best support the student through the lesson.
How do we apply?
If you’re already registered as a parent or guardian in our admissions system, you do not need to register again. Log in with your user ID in the application tool and register the new student or students. Link to log in.
If you’re not registered as a parent in our admissions system, then you first need to register, then register your children. Here is the link to admissions registration.
Note: To register your children, you first need to be logged in as a parent/guardian.
When the child is registered, further communication between Globalskolen and parents/guardians will take place through the admissions system and email. If you run into problems with the admissions system, get in touch at email@example.com
How do the teacher and student communicate?
Communication primarily happens asynchronously through the online learning platform Canvas. Communication can happen through text, audio, pictures and video. The teacher and student do not have to be logged in simultaneously.
What is the admission fee?
Price per semester (two semesters per school year).
1st child: NOK 1,000
2nd child from the same family: NOK 750
3rd child from the same family: NOK 500
4th and following children from the same family: FREE
Invoice will be sent via email after course start.
When is the application deadline?
For the autumn semester, admissions close 30th August
For the spring semester, admissions close 30th January
Apply now to secure your spot!
When do the autumn and spring semesters start?
The first lesson of the autumn semester is published Thursday in week 33 every year.
We offer flexible start dates – students can start any time between 15th August and 9th September.
The first lesson of the spring semester is published Thursday in week 2.
What’s the difference between F3.-4. and regular classes level 3?
This is the same:
- -4. receives the same training in grammar as the regular 3rd grade, and both classes work on the 100 most frequently used words in Norwegian.
- Students are given words to practise in multiples of five a week, and they write the words from dictation the following week.
- Both classes read a book in Norwegian and write a story.
This is different:
- -4. has shorter texts to read, and an alternative text is provided for those who haven’t had much practise in reading Norwegian.
- -4. has a theme-based schedule with words from everyday activities.
- -4. has more interactivity in the practise assignments and prioritises building a Norwegian vocabulary. Students are trained in spelling words that have been used in the week’s theme.
- In F3.-4., students still have to write a story and read a whole book, but the requirements are lower than for the regular class.