Online course in Languages & Cultures

Norwegian for Beginners 2

Continue to improve your understanding of the Norwegian language and Norwegian culture.

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 6 hours
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Develop your Norwegian speaking and listening skills

Build on what you have learnt in the Norwegian for Beginners 1 course and develop your Norwegian communication skills.

On this course, you will learn to speak in more complex sentences and describe other people and objects. You will understand how to use Norwegian past tenses in conversation and talk about what you have done and why. You will also cover grammar rules including the inflection of adjectives and subordinate clauses.

Whether you’re looking to move to Norway or simply learn the language, you will feel more confident in using basic Norwegian by the end of the course.

What topics will you cover?

  • Actions in a timeline: Past tenses and future

  • Describing persons and objects: Adjectives in indefinite and definite form

  • Prepositions and adverbs in time and space

  • The why and when of actions: Introducing subordinates

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Apply basic knowledge of Norwegian grammar to read and write simple texts and understand and produce very simple sentences in oral communication.
  • Reflect on one's own language learning finding appropriate learning strategies

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at English speakers who want to learn Norwegian and have completed the Norwegian for Beginners 1 course.

What software or tools do you need?

To take part on this course, you need to use Norwegian characters on your computer keyboard.

Who will you learn with?

Veruska De Caro-Barek

Veruska De Caro-Barek

I'm an assistant professor in Norwegian as a second language at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Currently, I also work as a researcher in Technology and learning.

Who developed the course?

NTNU is the largest of the eight universities in Norway, and, as its name suggests, has the main national responsibility for higher education in engineering and technology.

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