Norwegian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Norwegian in London with our part-time Norwegian evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Norwegian courses with us. You can also join a Norwegian evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Norwegian.

This Norwegian  evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This is a part-time Norwegian language course for complete beginners, allowing you to start to communicate in the foreign language. This class is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Norwegian.

Booking

There are two starting dates for this course: September and January. The September cohort will study for 3 terms up until June. The January cohort will study for three terms up until July. Please note that Term 3 of the January start Grade 1 course is a five-week intensive course, two evenings per week, which we will run subject to demand.

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 April 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6-8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
19 June 2017 Term 3 Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions, greetings, telling where you are from and where you live
  • the alphabet, spelling and pronunciation of Norwegian sounds
  • asking and talking about countries
  • conversation phrases
  • days of the week
  • work titles, asking and telling what you do
  • numbers 0–100 and everyday maths
  • meeting and inviting people, making arrangements, shopping in newsagents
  • family, food and meals
  • daily activities and things in the house
  • explaining where things are placed

Grammar

You will learn:

  • personal pronouns, subject and object form
  • verbs in present tense
  • basic sentence structure
  • indefinite article (en, ei, et)
  • nouns – indefinite and definite form (singular and plural)
  • adverbs (hit/her, dit/der)
  • pronouns (den, det)
  • prepositions

Term 2

Topic

In this term, we will cover:

  • telling the time
  • times of the day, daily routines, work and appointments
  • apologising
  • ordering at a café
  • holiday activities and travel in Norway
  • maps, simple traffic rules, road signs
  • buying tickets
  • asking about bus times, time and distance
  • shopping
  • buying clothes
  • talking about clothes, colours, prices and sizes
  • buying vegetables and other food

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in infinitive form (å)
  • modal verbs + infinitive
  • reflexive pronouns
  • verbs in past tense
  • adjectives in indefinite and definite form
  • pronouns (denne/dette/disse, hvilken/hvilket/hvilke)

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the weather, months and the seasons
  • talking about weather, climate and temperature
  • talking about clothing and what to wear
  • holidays and ceremonies
  • traditions and celebrations
  • talking about you own beliefs and outlook on life
  • going to parties and socialising
  • reading recipes

Grammar

You will learn:

  • sentences with clauses (at, om)
  • imperative
  • adverb (derfor, fordi)
  • interjection (jo)
  • modal adverb (vel)
  • possessives (min, din, sin, vår)
  • adverb (godt)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use the På vei textbook throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

This level of Norwegian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Norwegian language for approximately one year or 60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 January 2017 Term 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
12 April 2017 Term 3 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
28 September 2016 Term 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about experience and expectations
  • spare time and hobbies
  • culture
  • writing an invitation
  • expressing joy, sadness or longing
  • health and nutrition
  • describing pain

Grammar

You will learn:

  • possessive pronouns (hans, hennes, deres, sin)
  • dates
  • present perfect
  • genitive
  • prepositions for time
  • ordinal numbers

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • climate and nature 
  • describing an area
  • inter-cultural relations
  • numbers
  • living space, housing and furniture
  • reading diagrams and talking about economy
  • giving directions
  • expressions for place
  • talking about family
  • talking about celebrations
  • expressing positive and negative feelings
  • measurement

Grammar

You will learn:

  • comparative and superlative adjectives
  • prepositions for place
  • quantifiers (mange og mye)
  • relative pronoun (som)

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • work
  • giving and receiving messages
  • education, childcare and school
  • knowing about the relationship between parents and school
  • expressing desire and uncertainty
  • talking on the phone

Grammar

You will learn:

  • syntax – primarily word order in subordinate clauses (da, når, før, hvis)
  • compound nouns (klasserom)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use På Vei throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

eveninglanguagecourse@westminster.ac.uk

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2016
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2016

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.