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Introduction to Norwegian

University of Oslo via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Foreign Language
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 5 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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Overview

Explore Norwegian culture and start to learn Norwegian

Are you planning a visit to Norway for study, travel or work? Are you interested in Norwegian culture? This Norwegian language course will give you the basic language skills to make new friends and cope with everyday situations. It will also help you discover more about Norwegian society and culture.

You will learn Norwegian grammar and common phrases from the experts at the University of Oslo. You will explore Norwegian daily life from food to cultural norms. And you will even practice your conversations with a Norwegian chatbot!

This course is for anyone interested in learning Norwegian. You don’t need any previous experience. However you need to enable the Norwegian characters Æ, Ø and Å on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Taught by

Roger Solberg, Annely Tomson and Erik Juriks

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Alathea A
5.0 2 years ago
by Alathea completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
This was a nice course, well structured and engagingly presented. Built around the activities of a group of foreign students at Oslo university, each section started with a couple of videos with dialogue presenting new vocabulary and grammar, followed by explanations of the grammar introduced, language exercises, a video demonstrating pronunciation of particular letters, and finally a "chatbot" where learners could chat - supposedly with one or other of the students featured in the course, but in fact with a program which generated more or less relevant replies to what you said to it. In other…
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Lars H
4.0 a year ago
Lars completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I found this course really enjoyable and more importantly clearly laid out, which is I guess helped by the platform, FutureLearn. It was very clear what we were supposed to do and in which order, with a neat little checkbox at the end of each section. The course itself had a good amount of exposure to dialogue and new terms and structures, with some phonetics lessons completely in Norwegian. English was still used however for all the critical grammar and vocabulary explanations. I actually completed the course in just over a week, allocating just over an hour per "day" because I was using it more as a refresher than from-scratch, and the only thing I would want more is that they extend the scope and length of the course. As an introduction, you really can't go past this.
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Lucía Z
5.0 a year ago
Lucía completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Excellent introduction to the language, centering on grammar, listening comprehension, basic important vocabulary to use in Norway and phonetics with an amazing teacher. I did the course with minimal previous knowledge.
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Michelle B
4.0 2 years ago
Michelle completed this course.
I enjoyed the course and the energy of the presenters, who play a group young people learning Norwegian.

The course went at a fair pace.
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Michelle B
4.0 2 years ago
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