The research institute ideas2evidence has, in cooperation with Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, conducted a study on quality in Norwegian training for adult immigrants. Four adult education centres were the cases of the study. Among the topics in the report are mapping and differentiation, multilingual teaching practices, work-oriented language training, the teachers’ skills, the framework conditions of the learning centres, and test results.
One finding in the study is that work-oriented Norwegian training strengthens the participants’ motivation to participate training and increases their employability. Work-oriented Norwegian training is, however, challenging. Among other things, it demands that the work practice is well prepared: The workplace must be suited for language training. The participants need to learn about Norwegian working life and social codes before they enter the work practice, and they also need individual guidance before and during the period of work practice.
You find the report (in Norwegian) here.