The emphasis of this study is on giving students good general capabilities in Norwegian language. The programme is also meant to make it easier for students to adapt to the Norwegian society. The study of Norwegian culture and civilization aims to give students the general overview they need when they begin their vocational studies. It is also meant to provide an insight into Norwegian social structures and the living conditions of Norwegians. Upon completion, students will reach a Norwegian language proficiency equivalent to the B2-level (CEFR).