• University of Oslo logo

Introduction to Norwegian 2

Learn to write, speak, and understand intermediate Norwegian with this fun and engaging four-week course.

5,065 enrolled on this course

Introduction to Norwegian 2
  • Duration4 weeks
  • Weekly study5 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Extra BenefitsFrom $69Find out more

Improve your basic knowledge of Norwegian and learn more about life in Oslo

If you have reached an A1-proficiency level in the Norwegian language, continue to build your skills with this course for advanced beginners.

On this course, you will learn how to have simple conversations in Norwegian with family and friends, and handle a variety of everyday situations, like shopping, leisure time, and travelling. You will improve your grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary with the support of engaging videos, practical exercises, and a chatbot. Introduction to Norwegian 2 is a continuation of The University in Oslo’s language course Introduction to Norwegian.

Download video: standard or HD

Skip to 0 minutes and 1 second (SINGING) I’m sitting on top of the world. Welcome to the University of Oslo and our course, Introduction to Norwegian 2. [SPEAKING NORWEGIAN]

Skip to 0 minutes and 17 seconds 2? That’s right. We are proud to present four more weeks of active learning. [SPEAKING NORWEGIAN]

Skip to 0 minutes and 32 seconds All the well-known characters from Introduction to Norwegian are back. [SPEAKING NORWEGIAN]

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds Ready to entertain you. [SPEAKING NORWEGIAN]

Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds And to bring you further into the mysteries and pleasures of the Norwegian language. [SPEAKING NORWEGIAN]

Skip to 1 minute and 14 seconds We hope to see you soon. [SPEAKING NORWEGIAN]

Skip to 1 minute and 19 seconds (SINGING) I’m sitting on top of the world.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Reunion

    • Welcome

      Annely Tomson and Erik Juriks would like to welcome you to Introduction to Norwegian 2.

    • What you will learn in Week 1

      Annely gives you an overview of Week 1.

    • Day 1: Meeting up after the summer holiday

      Yunha, Thiago, Gabriele, Alex and Katharina meet up outside one of the many cafes at the University of Oslo. The summer holiday is over, and a new semester is about to begin.

    • Day 1: Grammar

      Grammar lessons based on the content from the dialogue in the videos.

    • Day 1: Phonetics with Harald

      Practice phonetics with Harald and Aida.

    • Day 1: Close up with the chatbot

      Yunha and Thiago are looking forward to chatting with you. Have a nice chat!

    • Day 2: At the second-hand market

      Yunha, Thiago and Gabriele navigate through a part of Oslo called Grünerløkka, before ending up at a second-hand market in Birkelunden.

    • Day 2: Grammar

      Grammar lessons based on the content from the dialogue in the video.

    • Day 2: Phonetics with Harald

      Harald and Aida are ready to demonstrate more Norwegian sounds.

    • Day 2: Close up with the chatbot

      Thiago and Yunha are ready to chat with you. Say hello!

  • Week 2

    Business and pleasure

    • What you will learn in Week 2

      Erik gives you an overview of Week 2

    • Day 3: Yunha's job interview

      We follow Yunha to her job interview at the student newspaper Universitas. Yunha talks about her life in South Korea and how she started learning Norwegian.

    • Day 3: Grammar

      Grammar lessons based on the content from the dialogue in the video.

    • Day 3: Phonetics with Harald

      Harald and Aida are ready to demonstrate more Norwegian pronounciation.

    • Day 3: Close up with the chatbot

      Yunha and Thigao can never get enough of chatting with you. Are you ready?

    • Day 4: At the farmer's market

      Our friends enjoy the farmer's market at Majorstua in Oslo. They sample the delicious food and pick up a few things to bring back home.

    • Day 4: Grammar

      Grammar lessons based on the content from the dialogue in the video.

    • Day 4: Phonetics with Harald

      Harald and Aida will take you deeper into the mysteries of Norwegian pronounciation.

    • Day 4: Close up with the chatbot

      Day four already. Halfway through the course. Time flies when you have fun! Yunha and Thiago are ready for yet another chat.

    • Wrap up - week two

      Erik gives you a short wrap up of week two.

  • Week 3

    Field work

    • What you will learn in Week 3

      Annely gives you an overview of Week 3.

    • Day 5: Yunha's first assignment

      Yunha has her first assigment as a journalist.

    • Day 5: Grammar

      Grammar lessons based on the content from the dialogue in the video.

    • Day 5: Phonetics with Harald

      Harald and Aida demonstrate the Norwegian sing-song melody.

    • Day 5: Close up with the chatbot

      They have been waiting for you to finish day five, so you can have a chat.

    • Day 6: On the island

      Yunha, Thiago and the others goes for a trip to Hovedøya. The island is just a short ferry ride away from the city center.

    • Day 6: Grammar

      Grammar lessons based on the content from the dialogue in the video.

    • Day 6: Phonetics with Harald

      Harald and Aida have a long list of long words to day.

    • Day 6: Close up with the chatbot

      Practice makes perfect! Thiago is there to chat with you. Have fun!

    • Wrap up - week 3

      Erik wraps up week 3

  • Week 4

    Relations

    • What you will learn in week 4

      Erik gives you an overview of week four.

    • Day 7: Lunchtime

      Thiago has invited the others to join him for lunch at Aker brygge.

    • Day 7: Grammar

      Grammar lessons based on the content from the dialogue in the video.

    • Day 7: Phonetics with Harald

      Harald and Aida demonstrate reading in Norwegian.

    • Day 7: Close up with the chatbot

      Yuhna and Thiago are still eager to chat with you. Are you ready?

    • Day 8: Grilling sausages

      Our group of friends enjoy a beautiful summer evening by Lake Songsvann.

    • Day 8: Grammar

      Grammar lessons based on the content from the dialogue in the video.

    • Day 8: Phonetics with Harald

      Harald and Aida keep on demonstrating how to read in Norwegian.

    • Day 8: Close up with the chatbot

      Our favourite couple is ready to chat with you, once again. They look good, don't they?

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop further your Norwegian language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Engage in basic conversations about study situations, work and leisure
  • Apply basic rules of Norwegian grammar and pronunciation covered in the course
  • Describe every day activities connected to work and study, describe feelings and opinions

Who is the course for?

This course is for learners who have completed Introduction to Norwegian 1 or have otherwise reached an A1-proficiency level.

Who will you learn with?

I am a lecturer of Norwegian language and literature for international students at The University of Oslo. To me, language and literature are keys to understanding ourselves and the world we live in.

Teaching Norwegian is fun! As a lecturer of Norwegian for international students at UiO, I really enjoy helping my students discover their passion for both the Norwegian language and culture.

Who developed the course?

University of Oslo

Founded in 1811, the University of Oslo (UiO) is the highest ranked institution of education and research in Norway.

Join this course

Start this course for free, upgrade for extra benefits, or buy Unlimited to access this course and hundreds of other short courses for a year.

Free
$0

Join free and you will get:

  • Access to this course for 6 weeks

Upgrade
$69

Upgrade this course and you will get:

  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible

Unlimited (New!)
$279.99 for one year

Buy Unlimited and you will get:

  • Access to this course, and hundreds of other FutureLearn short courses and tests for a year
  • A printable digital Certificate of Achievement on all short courses once you’re eligible
  • The freedom to keep access to any course you've achieved a digital Certificate of Achievement on, for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn
  • The flexibility to complete your choice of short courses in your own time within the year
Find out more about upgrades or Unlimited.