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Introduction to Norwegian

University of Oslo via FutureLearn

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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



4.4 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

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  • 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...
  • Lars H

    Lars H 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....
  • Lucía Zito

    Lucía Zito 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.
  • Michelle Bergersen

    Michelle Bergersen 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.
  • Michelle Bergersen

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