Bergenstest Preparation in 2021
What is the Bergenstest?
The Test i norsk – høyere nivå (also called “Bergenstest“) is an examination of the Norwegian language carried out by the Norwegian adult education centres (Studieforbundet Folkeuniversitetet). You can pass this exam if you need to prove sufficient knowledge of Norwegian studying at Norwegian Universities and colleges, and it is also required in some professional areas (e.g. healthcare) as a documentation of proficiency in the Norwegian language.
The test consists of a written and an oral exam. Both parts can be taken three times a year. The oral and written exams are held on different days. There is a fee of 2390 Norwegian kroner for taking part in the written part (3500 kroner when the test is taken abroad – remeber there are other deadlines for registration when taking the test abroad), and the oral part costs 1090 kr.
What are the requirements for passing the Bergenstest?
Your current level of Norwegian language should correspond to B2 according to the European framework. You will be required, among others, to discuss several topics with your examinator and to describe a picture. In the written part, a major component is rewriting given sentences, testing your grammar and vocabulary skills.
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