Learn the basics of Norwegian language
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Learn the basics of Norwegian language

Learn the basics of Norwegian communication with good pronunciation from the very beginning.
4.9 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
96 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2017
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Current price: $10 Original price: $30 Discount: 67% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • have the feeling of the rhythm and melody of the Norwegian language
  • be able to use general phrases of greeting
  • say thank you, you are welcome
  • ask about languages someone speaks and ask someone to repeat
  • count to hundred in Norwegian
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites
Description

Do you want to learn Norwegian? Or at least to be able to say some phrases convincingly?

This course gives you the basics for communication. In the course you will find more than an hour of video-material, where special attention is paid to pronunciation through my technique of using body language to demonstrate pronunciation and by using IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) transcription of all words and phrases. Moreover, I will later add some useful text files with additional explanations and hints about the structure of the Norwegian language, and some quizzes so you can check up upon your progress.

Without any previous knowledge of Norwegian you will probably watch the videos several times. How much time it will take to acquire the course will depend on your previous language learning experience, but roughly you might need three-four hours of study to acquire solid basics.

The course has some introductory remarks on Norwegian language and some remarks about how I teach pronunciation in the course. This is followed by a part on greetings and exchange of personal information, then a part on meta-language, e.g. how you ask what something means, and then some useful words like numbers and weekdays.

You should take this course if you want to learn the basics of Norwegian communication properly in a fun way.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone new to Norwegian and who wants to learn it or at least to get the taste of it. It will also be useful for those who already know some Norwegian but who want to train on pronunciation. The course is probably not for you if you already know Norwegian well or if your target is to learn another dialect than the Eastern Norwegian dialect.
Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
01:13:51
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Introduction to the course
4 Lectures 06:21

Three interesting facts about Norwegian language
01:39


The two tones of Norwegian
01:23
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Greetings and phrases
4 Lectures 11:45

Nice to meet you!
02:45

Goodbye!
02:59

How are you?
03:06
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Exchanging personal information
4 Lectures 18:14
What's your name?
04:01

Please and thank you
03:27


Do you speak Norwegian?
09:21
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Speaking about language
5 Lectures 11:00
I don't understand
02:53

Excuse me!
02:49

Could you repeat that, please?
01:33


What does "hvorfor" mean?
01:46
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Some useful words and phrases
7 Lectures 26:31
Numbers from 1 to 100
01:36

Numbers all up to 100
08:41

The names of the days
04:52


Three Norwegian letters: æ, ø, å
01:55

Some more greetings
06:13

About the Instructor
Snorre Karkkonen Svensson
4.9 Average rating
14 Reviews
96 Students
1 Course
Teacher, translator and non-fiction author

Snorre is a language teacher, translator and non-fiction author. During the last 20 years, he has taught Norwegian at three different university institutions as well as several language centres. Moreover, he has conducted seminars and workshops for Scandinavian language teachers in five countries. He has designed and conducted language courses and developed tests and exams for corporate clients within different fields like health care, IT, banking and customer service. He is currently working on a PhD thesis on Norwegian as a second language at University of Bergen.