For newcomers to Norway residing in Haugsund , Norwegian language instruction is available at Haugesund Folkeuniversitet, centrally located. Refugees, asylum seekers and family members of Norwegian citizens have the right to at least 300 hours of free language instruction. The teaching is of excellent quality and comes highly recommended by former students.
Haugesund Folkeuniversitet also offers courses in other languages – English, French, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Sami and German – as well as a range of adult education programmes. Read more about Folkeuniversitetet here >>>
Breidablik læringssenter - Courses in Norwegian
Breidablik læringssenter is responsible for providing services in education, training and counseling for children, adolescents and adults. During the school year more than 1,200 users a customized and varied offer at 5 departments.
The departments are:
- Dept. strengthened kindergarten: Provides services for children 0-6 years with special educational needs
- Dept. Receive school: Provides language training in Norwegian for newly arrived immigrant children aged 6-16 years
- Dept. bilingual teachers: Provides bilingual instruction and bilingual education to immigrant children who are primary school children in Haugesund
- Dept. adult immigrants: Provides adult immigrants tuition in Norwegian and social studies (older than 16)
- Dept. spesped- and primary education for adults: Provides services for adults with generelle- and or special learning needs and primary education for adults
Read more about The Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning at http://www.vox.no
Vox is the Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning and belongs to the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. Our main goal is to contribute to supporting active citizenship, improving employability and increasing participation in education. Vox promotes access and participation in formal, non-formal and informal adult education through research, basic skills, integration, career guidance and programmes and subsidies.
Our agency is also involved in international cooperation and we are the current national coordinator for the European Agenda for adult learning. Vox also acts as the secretariat for the national council for tertiary vocational education (Nasjonalt fagskoleråd), as well as for the Nordic Network for Adult Learning (Nordisk Nätverk för Vuxnas Lärande, NVL).
Programmes and subsidies
Vox administers governmental subsidies for the operational costs of study associations, distance learning institutions and study centres. We administer financial support for pedagogical development in study associations and distance learning institutions. Vox manages the Programme for Basic Competence in Working Life (BKA) and directes subsidies for the operation of peace centres and human rights centres.
Vox contributes to the development of provision for individually adapted training in literacy, numeracy, ICT skills and oral communication skills for adults. In co-operation with education providers and enterprises we develop methods based on established competence goal descriptions for adult basic skills. We also contribute to the development of screening tools. Vox works to establish further education options and continuing professional development for teachers and facilitators in this field.
Vox is in charge of curricular and pedagogical issues relating to the teaching of Norwegian and socio-cultural orientation to adult immigrants. We monitor the implementation of the curricula and the national tests, initiate research and development and disseminate information to stakeholders in the field. An important part of this task is the provision of professional development for teachers and facilitators in this field.