Free Online Course to Learn Norwegian Language

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The University of Oslo is offering free online course to learn Norwegian language.  There are no special requirements for this course. However you need to enable the Norwegian characters Æ, Ø and Å on your computer or mobile phone.

This four-week course will give you an introduction to Norwegian, a language spoken by about 5 million people. The course will start on May 15, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 5 hours/week
Subject: Norwegian
Institution: University of Oslo and FutureLearn
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on May 15, 2017

Providers’ Details

Founded in 1811, the University of Oslo (UiO) is the highest ranked institution of education and research in Norway. UiO has over 27,000 students and 7,000 employees and is, according to the Shanghai World Ranking, one of the World’s Top 100 universities.

About This Course

Are you planning on going to Norway to study, travel or work? Are you interested in Norwegian culture? Are you looking for the key to the Scandinavian Model? Or a troll to marry?

This free online course will give you the basic language skills needed to make new friends and cope with everyday situations, as well as being a stepping stone for a further exploration into Norwegian language, society and culture.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalized certificate in both digital and printed formats — to show that you’ve taken part.

Learning Outcomes

This four week course will give you an introduction to Norwegian, a language spoken by about 5 million people. You will learn basic language and grammar through active learning. After completing this course, you will be able to participate in everyday conversations. You will also discover more about the culture of Norway – what daily life looks like, what food is enjoyed there, what are the cultural and social norms in this fascinating country.

Instructors

Erik Juriks

He is lecturer of Norwegian language and literature for international students at The University of Oslo.

Annely Tomson

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

Roger Solberg

Roger has taught Norwegian for international students at the University of Oslo since 1987 and is a knowledgeable and experienced teacher with ambitious ideas for the subject and this MOOC!

Requirements

There are no special requirements for this course. However you need to enable the Norwegian characters Æ, Ø and Å on your computer or mobile phone.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, you will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, you will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on your My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that you’ve completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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