Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsVelkommen til LearnNoW. Welcome to LearnNoW, Learning Norwegian on the Web. Have you ever thought about learning Norwegian? Maybe you have to learn a little bit of basic Norwegian for study or work purposes, or to talk to new in-laws, or maybe you just want to learn a new, exotic language for fun. In either case, this course will help you unlock the door to Norwegian language and culture. My name is Veruska. I'm an assistant professor in languages at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. I will be your Lead Educator in this course and I will guide you through the first four weeks of Learning Norwegian on the Web. In this course, we will follow a French-Norwegian family, the Vidals.

Skip to 0 minutes and 53 secondsBenjamin is married to Cecilie, and they have two children, Alex and Dina. They are about to move from Paris to live in a small village in Norway. We will follow them in the process of settling down in Norway and getting accustomed to their new life, new jobs, new home and new friends. By following the Vidal family, we will learn how to make simple sentences in Norwegian that we can use in our daily life, from introducing ourselves to going to the shop for errands. In that way, we will also be introduced to Norwegian culture and traditions. We will learn the basic language features of Norwegian and we will practise our language skills by listening, reading and writing. Hi.

Skip to 1 minute and 39 secondsMy name is Alex. What is your name? We will also encourage you to speak Norwegian by connecting to one of our recommended Language Exchange platforms, like HelloTalk, HiNative or Bilingua, so you can come in contact with a community of native speakers that can help you practise oral interaction. Because language learning is all about what you can do in another language, we want you to have fun whilst learning and practising your language skills, so we have added links to Quizlet and Flashcards.

Skip to 2 minutes and 15 secondsWe also believe that it is easier to learn if you share your newly acquired language skills and knowledge with others, so we have added discussions and polls to this course and we hope you will contribute to build a learning community of fellow course participants. If the discussions and polls are widely used I will participate by moderating the discussion forums. All other feedback will come from your fellow online students, underlining the importance of taking part in the available learning communities. So thank you for joining the course, and we hope you will enjoy Learning Norwegian on the web. Good luck! Lykke til!

Welcome to LearnNoW - Learning Norwegian on the web

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LearnNoW is an online beginner course in Norwegian.

It is developed by the LearnNoW Team from the Department of Language and Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU - Trondheim, on behalf of the Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning, Kompetanse Norge, an agency of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.

NTNU has the main responsibility for higher education in technology in Norway, and it is the country’s premier institution for the education of engineers.

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The university offers also several programmes of professional study and a broad academic curriculum in the natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education, humanities, medicine and health sciences, economics, finance and administration, as well as architecture and the arts.

We are delighted to have established partnership with FutureLearn to provide you with a flexible Norwegian language course for beginners where you can learn from wherever you are and whenever you might want to do so.


Who are we?

Meet the LearnNoW Team:

The text book and online resource LearnNoW (Learn Norwegian on the web) was written originally by Olaf Husby, Åsta Øvregaard, Kjell Heggvold Ullestad and Dominique Heyler.

Veruska De Caro-Barek joined the team in 2016 and developed the MooC version of LearnNoW you can enjoy here at FutureLearn.

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