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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.


  • The first days at the University of Oslo
    • Welcome
    • Day one - Saying hello and getting to know each other
    • Day one - Grammar
    • Day one - Phonetics with Harald
    • Day one - Listen and learn
    • Close up with the chatbot
    • Day two - Buying food and meeting friends
    • Day two - Grammar
    • Day two - Phonetics with Harald
    • Day two - Listen and learn
    • Close up with the chatbot
  • Socializing: Meals, outdoor activities and a concert
    • Day three - Settling in
    • Day three - Grammar
    • Day three - Phonetics with Harald
    • Listen and learn
    • Close up with the chatbot
    • Day four - At the concert
    • Day four - Grammar
    • Day four - Phonetics with Harald
    • Day four - Listen and learn
    • Close up with the chatbot
  • A walk in the park
    • Day five - A new bike
    • Day five - Grammar
    • Day five - Phonetics with Harald
    • Day five - Listen and learn
    • Close up with the chatbot
    • Day six - Going to the park
    • Day six - Grammar
    • Day six - Phonetics with Harald
    • Day six - Listen and learn
    • Close up with the Chatbot
  • The party: Pizza, music and dancing
    • Day seven - Preparing for the party
    • Day seven - Grammar
    • Day seven - Phonetics with Harald
    • Day seven - Listen and learn
    • Close up with the chatbot
    • Day eight - The party
    • Day eight - Grammar
    • Day eight - Phonetics with Harald
    • Day eight - Listen and learn
    • Close up with the chatbot

Taught by

Roger Solberg, Annely Tomson and Erik Juriks


4.5 rating, based on 6 Class Central reviews

4.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 179 ratings

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  • 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, follow…
  • Lars H
    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 sectio…
  • Lucía Zito
    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.
  • Marat Minshin
  • Michelle Bergersen
    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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