Learn the Norwegian Sounds - (basics)

Start here by learning the letters in the Norwegian alphabet and practice the pronunciation of the vowels
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

This course is the basic fundament for you who want to learn the Norwegian language. You will learn the alphabet and the vowels, and how to pronounce the letters.

Together we practice the pronunciation of the letters, and especially the vowels, so at the end of the course you will be able to have a fluent pronunciation of the Norwegian letters.

This is the first step to learn Norwegian!

Either you plan to visit Norway as a tourist, or you plan to live here permanently, or may be you are just interested in learning a new language, this course is your introduction to the Norwegian language.

  • The course consists of video, audio, document, text, practice and quiz.
  • Has 12 lectures, and more than an hour of content when you follow the lectures and do repeat and practice.
  • Is the first step in the process of learning the Norwegian language.
  • Give you practice in getting the pronunciation correct from the start.
  • Cover the special Norwegian vowels

What are the requirements?

  • You need a computer with internet connection
  • You need to take the decision and have the desire to learn Norwegian
  • You need to follow the lectures, repeat and practice
  • You need to understand some English

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be familiar with the alphabet and the vowels
  • Know how to read and write the letters
  • Know how to pronounce the vowels
  • Know the typical Norwegian vowels
  • Be ready to learn Norwegian!

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is made for beginners, or those with limited knowledge of Norwegian language
  • For people traveling to Norway
  • For people moving to, or living in Norway
  • For people who love to learn new languages

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Velkommen/Welcome to the course!
Velkommen til kurset / Welcome to the course
Section 2: Alfabetet/The alphabet

In this video you will learn the Norwegian alphabet


I denne videoen trener vi på å uttale/si bokstavene i alfabetet.

In this video you will practice the pronunciation of the letters in the Norwegian alphabet

1 question
Section 3: Vokalene/The vowels

In this video you will learn the Norwegian vowels.

15 pages

The Norwegian vowels in a pdf file


Her øver vi på å si vokalene.

In this video you will practice the pronunciation of the Norwegian vowels


Hent penn og papir og skriv vokalene du hører!

Now you will listen to the audio, and write the vowels you hear


In the Norwegian language all the 9 vowels have a short and a long vowel sound that might be the only thing separating one word from the other. 


Dette er de norske diftongene.

These are the Norwegian diphthongs.

3 questions
Section 4: Takk/Thanks for your interest in learning Norwegian!
Takk for at du så på!/Thanks for watching!

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Instructor Biography

Torill Hoiby, Professional language teacher

I am a professional language teacher from Norway.

I have been working 15 years in an adult learning center in Oslo, and I am specialized in teaching Norwegian as a second, or a foreign language.

I have been studying Norwegian as a second language, pedagogy and Greek at the University of Oslo, and I have made an online course to be able to teach people Norwegian online.

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