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Online courses from Basic to Advanced Norwegian.
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Updated 2017
9 more complete basic A1 videos in Norwegian.
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Overview of the main Norwegian Courses

Course in Basic Norwegian

We follow the requirements of A1 and A2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR.

The most important elements for anyone starting to learn Norwegian is to properly learn the correct pronunciation, word order, and grammatical rules.

1) From the start we therefore use repetition of words and phrases where we gradually go over to more individual reading. It is of the utmost importance that you get feedback from the beginning regarding small pronunciations errors. This is one of the advantages of using a private tutor - you avoid developing bad habits due to lack of feedback.

2) Word order and grammatical rules is the basic elements of any language. From the very start we go over the basic rules from A to Z with ample use of excercises during class and for homework where you are provided with your own answer key. When using a tutor you can yourself decide to what extent you study in classes and to what extent you wish to have a guided self-study.

3) The classes uses listening tasks to a large extent for you to get used to listening in Norwegian, just as speaking in Norwegian. In addition you will have the option of sending writing tasks, free of charge, to train your written Norwegian.

Course in Intermediate Norwegian

We follow the requirements of B1 and B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR.
After finishing your course in basic Norwegian, you will be at least somewhat familiar with basic Norwegian grammar and sentence structure. You will also be able to talk independently about topics of which you are familiar. Your vocabulary will, however, be limited and this particularly is true for idioms and phrasal verbs.

1) Intermediate Norwegian is a course working on refreshing and getting used to and build upon the use of grammar from basic Norwegian.

2) To be able to talk about subjects not inside your usual comfort zone, the topics will be more news relevant and vocabulary will be built upon. Particularly there will be more training in idioms and phrasal verbs. But larger vocabulary in all area like e.g. adjectives is a natural part of the B1 and B2 paradigm.

3) To eventually be able to express your own opinions, more complex sentence structures will be developed.

Course in Inter.-Adv. Norwegian

We follow the requirements of B2-C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR.

And preparation for "Bergenstesten"
In general, if you are an adult learner, moving from B1 to B2 can be a quite slow process. Moving from B2 to C1 require quite a lot of effort and for most people this is only attainable if you use the new language on a daily basis. To be able to work and use Norwegian in your daily life, B2 is sufficient even in a professional setting. B2 is a quite high level and when we have classes here we also try to focus on your ability to express your opinion on a wide range of issues. If you are planning to take "Bergenstesten" we will also put particular emphasis on this format.

1) Increased vocabulary and training in independent expression of ideas on matters not too familiar.

2) Ability to express views in well organized essays in Norwegian.

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