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Speak Norwegian! crash course

Learn general rules, listen and learn pronunciation, intonation and useful phrases and start talking!
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Created by Torill Hoiby
Last updated 4/2016
English
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 34 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
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
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Requirements
  • you should already be familiar with the Latin letters and the Norwegian alphabet
  • you should be able to understand English or some Norwegian
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.



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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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 37 Lectures Collapse All 37 Lectures 02:07:49
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Introduksjon/Introduction
1 Lecture 02:33
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Tegnsetting og setningsmelodi/ Punctuation and intonation
3 Lectures 05:42
Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section
00:26

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.

Tegn og tegnsetting
03:57

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

Stor eller liten bokstav?/Capital or small letters?
01:19
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Generelle uttaleregler/General rules for pronunciation
4 Lectures 16:41
Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section
00:22

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

Generelle uttaleregler
08:07

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

Preview 04:26

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.

Uttale av vokallyder, kort og lang vokal/Vowel sounds
03:46
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Norsk grammatikk/An Introduction to the Norwegian grammar
5 Lectures 24:16
Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section
00:19

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

Grammatikk 1
05:55

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

Grammatikk 2
08:42

More about verbs.

Verb
05:21

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.

Lage enkle setninger/Create simple sentences
03:59
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Spørsmål og spørreord/Questions and question words
3 Lectures 06:52

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Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section
00:13

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

Spørsmål med spørreord
06:39

This is an exercise to practice the question words!

Oppgaver/exercises
3 pages
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Spørsmål uten spørreord/Questions without a question word
3 Lectures 07:07
Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section
00:21

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

Spørsmål uten spørreord
02:58

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!

Kortsvar/Short answers
03:48
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Tall/Numbers
4 Lectures 09:57
Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section
00:15

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

Tall/Numbers
07:20

Exercises for you to practice the numbers!

Oppgaver/exercises
3 pages

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

And under resources you can practice with an exercise!

Datoer og årstall / Dates and years
02:22
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Noen nyttige fraser/Some useful phrases
8 Lectures 38:27
Velkommen til seksjonen/Welcome to the section
00:11

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

De første frasene/The first phrases
00:58

Fraser 1
04:19

Fraser 2
05:26

Fraser 3
07:09

Fraser 4
07:04

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.

Preview 03:41

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!

Vokabular/Vocabulary
09:39
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Bonus
6 Lectures 10:14

This is an example of a conversation.

Eksempel på samtale/Example of a conversation
02:44

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.


Mer om verb/More about verbs
03:13

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.

Fasit/Correct answers for exercises (blueprint)
00:11

Correct answers for exercise: "Dates and years" in section 7
01:37

Correct answers for exercise: "Numbers" in section 7
02:18

Thanks for taking this course!
00:11
About the Instructor
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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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