This online course – Norwegian for beginners – is mainly made for learners with Estonian, Latvian, or Lithuanian background, as the dictionary function and grammar explanations for the course are in these languages. However, it can also be used by other users too. This course is best suitable if you have some basic knowledge in Norwegian (A1), but as all the words are explained, also complete beginners can use the course.
We follow five main characters from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and meet them in everyday situations in Norway, job and social activities, through 64 lessons and 5 topics:
personal and social life;
daily life, leisure time and travel;
work, education and economy;
body and health;
society and public services.
All texts have audio files and some of them even humorous animations. In the texts you can click on practically any word, and get translation into three languages: Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian. There are several different task types – quizzes, fill in the gap, crosswords, etc. You get response as soon as you finish the tasks.
There are in all 64 lessons in 5 topics with more than 200 exercises and about 2000 words. The average user will use about 70 hours to go through the whole course. You get access for 70 days. If you finish the whole course with teacher, you get an electronic certificate.
1200 NOK, without teacher
2600 NOK, with teacher (including 2 sessions of 30 minutes online conversation, 5 written tasks with teacher’s correction and comments).
Norwegian for beginners helps you to reach A2-level in Norwegian Bokmål through texts and tasks, it is also suitable for B1-learners for repetition. The course helps you to develop vocabulary, grammar, reading skills and listening skills. If you want to develop oral and writing skills, you might want to work with a teacher.
Norwegian for beginners is a result as a cooperation project supported by NORDPLUS. The course has been developed by Norwegian language specialists from University of Bergen in Norway, as well as specialists from universities and language schools in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland and Denmark, as a part of the NORDPLUS project eNordisk.
Read the course description in Norwegian and the Baltic languages: