Speak Norwegian! crash course

Learn general rules, listen and learn pronunciation, intonation and useful phrases and start talking!
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

This course is for you who want to be able to start practicing the Norwegian language immediately. Either as a tourist or as a newcomer to Norway.

You will have a brief introduction to the grammar, to understand some main principles.

But most of the course will cover knowledge connected to the oral language. Like different rules for pronunciation, ask/answer questions, numbers, phrases to introduce yourself, express feelings and opinions, and phrases for everyday use.

The intonation and the pronunciation you will hear and learn through the course, because I speak Norwegian. (you can read in English) I speak slowly and clearly so that it is easy for you to follow along.

This course consists of 7 sections (+ bonus section) with more than 30 lectures, and most of the lectures are videos with downloadable documents/pdf's, and there are some exercises for you to practice.  All the slides I use are downloadable.

What are the requirements?

  • you should already be familiar with the Latin letters and the Norwegian alphabet
  • you should be able to understand English or some Norwegian

What am I going to get from this course?

  • be familiar with the main structure in sentences (main clauses)
  • use some general rules for grammar
  • use general rules for pronunciation
  • ask questions and answer questions
  • introduce yourself
  • express opinions, needs and feelings
  • ask for opinions
  • order at a cafe/restaurant
  • use numbers in different settings
  • use everyday phrases
  • produce simple sentences
  • communicate at a beginner level

Who is the target audience?

  • this crash course is suitable for you who want to start to use the language immediately
  • for you who will visit Norway as a turist
  • for you who plan to work/live in Norway
  • or if you just like to learn new languages
  • this course is not for you who are already on a more advanced level
  • it is not for you if you are not willing to put in the effort to learn a new language
  • it is not for you who are searching for a course that goes deeply into all of the grammatical details (that comes in an other course)

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Section 1: Introduksjon/Introduction
Velkommen til kurset / Welcome to the course
Section 2: Tegnsetting og setningsmelodi/ Punctuation and intonation
Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section

After you finished this lecture, you will be familiar with what we call the punctuation characters in Norwegian, and which intonation to use with some of them.


In this video you will learn when we use capital letters and small letters.

Section 3: Generelle uttaleregler/General rules for pronunciation
Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section

Here you learn some general rules for pronunciation that it is important to know to be able to speak correctly.


In this lecture we will talk about silent letters, and in witch letter combination they in general occur.


You will be familiar with the difference between a long and a short vowel sound, and the main rule for when a vowel sound is long or short.

Section 4: Norsk grammatikk/An Introduction to the Norwegian grammar
Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section

In this lecture you will get a brief introduction to the Norwegian grammar, and get to know some of the main principles.


In this lecture you will learn more about the Norwegian grammar.


More about verbs.


In this video we create simple sentences, and look at the word order.

Under resources you find an exercise for you to practice, and create sentences.

Section 5: Spørsmål og spørreord/Questions and question words



You will learn the question words, and how to make questions.

3 pages

This is an exercise to practice the question words!

Section 6: Spørsmål uten spørreord/Questions without a question word
Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section

In this video we will make questions without a question word.


You will learn how to use a short answer instead of a full sentence when you answer a question.

And in the resource section you will find an exercise to practice the short answers!

Section 7: Tall/Numbers
Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section

In this lecture you will learn the numbers, both the bases and the ordinals.

3 pages

Exercises for you to practice the numbers!


Here you will learn how we write and read dates and years.

And under resources you can practice with an exercise!

Section 8: Noen nyttige fraser/Some useful phrases
Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section

In this lecture you will learn what to say if you don't understand..

Fraser 1
Fraser 2
Fraser 3
Fraser 4

In this video you will learn how to order, and ask for the bill at a cafe, and you will be familiar with some words connected to that.


After you have seen this video you will have a basic vocabulary to pick from to enable you to start producing sentences and language.

Check the resources for a list of verbs in present and past tense!

Section 9: Bonus

This is an example of a conversation.


In this video you will get more useful information about verbs.

Like the modal auxiliaries, how to use the verb å gå (to go) in Norwegian and how you create future of the verb etc.


In this lecture you will find the correct answers for the exercises in section 5 (questions with question words) and 6 (short answers) under resources.

Correct answers for exercise: "Dates and years" in section 7
Correct answers for exercise: "Numbers" in section 7
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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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