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Language training for employees

Do you wish to improve your language skills? The unit for academic language practice has several language offers for OsloMet employees.

Course: Norwegian oral language skills

The Unit for Academic Language and Practice offers a course in oral language skills  for international employees in May and June 2019 at campus Pilestredet. This course is now fully booked. The next course will be in Autumn 2019:

August 13th.-September 5th. 2019 the course in oral language skills  for international employees is offered again. Where: campus Pilestredet.  When: Tuesdays 2-4 pm and Thursdays 10-12 am.

Information and registration

Course: Presenting and Teaching in Norwegian as a Second Language

This practical language course is designed for international recruited members of the academic staff at Oslo Metropolitan University. This eight-session workshop provides participants with an opportunity to improve their Norwegian skills and develop confidence in presenting, lecturing and supervising in Norwegian.   

Norwegian language course for employees and spouses/partners

We offer these Norwegian language courses in Autumn 2019:

  • A1 level, beginners' course (for employees and spouses/partners) - FEW VACANT PLACES

  • A2 level, beginners'+ course (for employees and spouses/partners) - FEW VACANT PLACES

  • B1 level, intermediate course (for employees only) - FEW VACANT PLACES

  • B2 level, intermediate+ course (for employees only) - FEW VACANT PLACES

The courses aim at developing your Norwegian language and culture skills, and they are free of charge.

Information and registration

The registration opens on the welcome day for new employees September 10th.

For any additonal information, we kindly ask you to contact the Unit for Academic Language and Practice.

Curriculum Basic Level Course

Curriculum Advanced Course

Report from the pilot Norwegian for HiOA staff (in Norwegian only)

Language café

Practice Norwegian and other languages – attend the language café!

The café is open once a month between 3.30 and 5.30 pm in the Library p48, first floor,

Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.

At the language café you may meet colleagues who either speak, or wants to learn, languages such as: Amharic, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Persian, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tibetan, Urdu, Vietnamese and ”älvdalsk”.

Feel free to drop by at any time between 3.30 and 5.30, and stay as long as you feel like. Welcome!

Dates for Autumn 2019:

  • Wednesday September 18th
  • Wednesday October 16th
  • Wednesday November 13th
  • Wednesday December 4th

Would you like to receive invitations to the language cafe? Information and registration here.

Language dating

The language dating program has taken a break for the time being.

Practice language with a colleague! Register here and we will help you find a language partner. (This depends on whether there are otherswith coherent language interest).

Meetings with a language parter provides intensive language practice by allowing for alternatively practicing each partner's mother tongue. It is up to each pair to decide how they will conduct their meetings, You may for instance have lunch together, go to a language cafe or maybe take a trip to the Vigeland Park.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

OsloMet’s Unit for Academic Language and Practice offers several courses and workshops in spoken and written academic English.

If you want to improve your academic English and develop your writing, there will be something for you in this portfolio!

Reading to Write: Preparing to Publish   

This workshop focuses on developing reading strategies and rhetorical and linguistic awareness that will help you develop your own writing. It is particularly suitable for PhD candidates at an early stage of their PhD and researchers with limited publication experience. 

  • Session 1: October 9th, 12:00 - 15:00
  • Session 2: October 23rd, 12:00 – 15:00
  • Session 3: November 6th, 12:00 – 14:00

More information and registration

Oral Communication and Presentation Skills

This three-session workshop provides participants with an opportunity to practice their communication skills and develop confidence in delivering academic presentations in English. This workshop is particularly suitable for PhD candidates and researchers with little experience in presenting in English.

Dates and times:

  • Session 1: October 14th, 9:00 – 14:00
  • Session 2: October 28th, 9:00 – 14:00
  • Session 3: November 11th, 9:00 – 14:00

More information and registration

Academic Writing Course, fall 2019

Semester-long course for PhD candidates and researchers who are actively engaged in writing articles, papers or dissertations in English.

For more details and to register

Writing for International Journals: Two-Day Workshop

This intensive workshop mixes discussion of writing principles and strategies with dedicated time for writing and working on your own journal article.

Dates and times:

  • Session 1: October 17th, 9:00 – 15:00
  • Session 2: October 18th, 9:00 – 15:00

More information and registration

Writing the Introduction to Article-Based Dissertations

Three-session workshop focusing on writing the introduction to article-based dissertations, often referred to in Norwegian as the “kappe”. It is particularly suitable for PhD candidates who are at the kappe-writing stage of their PhD.

Dates and times:

  • Session 1: October 29th, 12:00 – 15:00
  • Session 2: November 12th, 12:00 – 15:00
  • Session 3: November 26th, 12:00 – 15:00

More information and registration

If you have any questions about the Unit for Academic Language and Practice’s workshops and courses in academic English, please contact associate professor Kristin Solli: kristin.solli@oslomet.no

 

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