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Norwegian - Culture/Adventure

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Learn the Norwegian language and experience the nature, culture and adventure of Norway´s famous sights. We travel to Tromsø, Lofoten, Bergen, Ålesund, Trondheim, Kristiansand, Stavanger and more.

Our goal is for you to be able to speak and understand Norwegian according to your own standards through suggestopedi, a quick learning method. You will learn about Norwegian culture, history, geography and society through exhibitions and by travelling and experiencing Norway first hand. This year will be a ten months long adventure.

 

Norwegian adventure

 

Norwegian culture

 

Norwegian history and society

 

Norwegian language

  • Suggestopedic learning
  • Consert reading
  • Choir reading
  • Games
  • Practical tasks

 

Stu­dents in the Nor­we­gian course will have plenty of prac­tice when lear­ning the lan­guage, being sub­mer­ged in a «mini» Nor­we­gian society. They will inte­ract around the clock with other Nor­we­gian stu­dents, during bre­ak­fast until sup­per. There are also many acti­vities wit­hin the school year plan­ned and held by the stu­dents.

Study tour: Rafting i Sjoa

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Meals included per day: 3

Sjoa byr på herlige raftingopplevelser og friskt vann. Vertskapet på Gorafting gir oss den beste forpleining og solid instruskjon før vi begir oss ut i utstyrsbodene. Her leveres våtdrakter, hjelmer, vester og sko ut og vi er klare til ombordstigning i bussen som tar oss til droppunktet høyere opp i Heidal.

Etter grundig instruksjon av grunnleggende padle- og sikringsferdigheter i flåten, tester på at kommandoer lystres er flåtene klare for sjøsetting. Gode klassiske partier som Golfstrømmen, Canyonen og Kinahullet venter. En stor mengde valser som kun ønsker å kaste deg ut av flåten dersom du ikke jobber på lag med de andre i flåten, venter også.

South West Norway

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 6 days

Meals included per day: 3

We visit Norways largest Stave church in Heddal, drive cross the country and hike up to Preikestolen, the Pulpit mountain, where we get the most amazing wiew. We explore Stavanger town and learn about Norways oil history at Norwegian Oil museum. We catch crabs and are invited to a farm in Egersund where we are served fresh crabs. We visit Lindesnes light house and artist Mona Svaland in Mandal. Last stop on this trip is Kristiansand, where we stay for two nights in a cabin on an island right outside Kristiansand. We get to  see the Norwegian preditors in Kristiansand dyrepark,( a zoo) we go fishing for makrell and visit Arkivet, where we learn about the war history of Kristiansand.

Copenhagen

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Meals included per day: 3

We explore the capital city of Denmark in the beginning of December when the city is all dresses up for Christmas. We stay two nights in a hostel in the midle of the city.We get on the canal boat and see the town from the waterfront, we visit Rosenborg castle where we learn about its history and get to see the queens jewles. We climb up the outdoor staircase to the top of the tower of "Vor Frelsers Kirke" where we get a fantastic view of the city. A walk in Christiania, - the freetown, is also exiting and special. And of course, we can not visit Copenhagen without entering Tivoli where we really get action and ourselves around in all the different rides.The Tivoli is decorated for Christmas, and this you just have to experience, words can not describe it! 

Finnmark and Lofoten

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 11 days

Meals included per day: 3

In March we travel to Finnmark and Lofoten. We fly to Kirkenes,visit a snow hotel, we are spectators to the worlds second longest dog sledge competition, Finnmarksløpet. We explore this winter wonderland as best we can. We drive to Karasjok and visit the Sami parliament and learn about the sami peoples history . From Kirkenes we take the cruiseboat "Hurtigruten" to Svolvær on the Lofoten Island, a two day and two night- trip. Hopefully we get to see the nordic lights. This is magical!!

Places we visit in Lofoten; Viking museum at Borg, Nussfjord, Ballstad. The black smyth in Sund, the glas artist at Vikten and The polar center in Vikten. We sleep in Henningsvær, we go "Lofotfishing" outside Svolær, we visit a fish landing, learn to make fishoil and eat dinner at a fishing museum. 

Adventures and culture in Mid-Norway

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Meals included per day: 3

Adventures and culture at Jutulhogget, The cobber mines in and the town Røros, Nidarosdomen, Rockheim and Tyholttårnet in Trondheim, Molde, Ålesund, Atlanterhavsparken, Runde birdmountain, Fjærland clacier museum, Flåmsbanen, Fløybanen,fishmarket and Trollhaugen- Edward Griegs home in Bergen.

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Meals included per day: 3

In addition to all the class trips, we arrange a trip for all the students to the mountain national park "Jotunheimen" the second week at school. We hike Norways second highest mountain, gather by the fireplace in the living room in the evenings, play board games, eat traditional food and get to know each other... fast.

Elve­rum Folke­høg­skole is an uni­que board­ing school for stu­dents finis­hed with high school. It offers Nor­we­gian aca­de­mic and nona­ca­de­mic cour­ses to all its stu­dents. The school is a one year course with most of its stu­dents being between the ages of 18 to 24. The majority of stu­dents come from all parts of Nor­way, but others have come from the Uni­ted Sta­tes, Europe and many other countries all over the world.

Read about our Norwegian – Culture/Adventure course.

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