English language learning

English is the language of instruction of the school. Students are actively encouraged to speak English in class as they are learning through English as well as about English..

Through a planned immersion environment, they are subject to differentiated instruction at an age appropriate academic standard. Many aspects of the environment, including classroom walls and teaching resources, are intended to provide a rich, varied, and stimulating English language environment.

Students with limited English are supported and their instruction is scaffolded as they work towards becoming independent in an English language environment.

Norwegian, our host country’s language

Norwegian is considered central and integral to the identity and experiences. As an independent school/Friskole, SdIS complies with many legislations as in Norwegian public schools, such as the Norwegian Education Act and relevant regulations.

Norwegian is taught to all students for 3-4 lessons of 45 minutes. Teachers with specialized knowledge of Norwegian play a vital role in the language and conceptual development of all students.