Norwegian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn Norwegian in London? Join one of our part-time Norwegian courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginner Norwegian courses start in October and January. If you already have some knowledge of Norwegian you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Norwegian course.

We also have intermediate Norwegian classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Norwegian Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Norwegian.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Norwegian for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Norwegian for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 2 June)*

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 16 June 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
24 June 2019 Part 3 Mondays, Wednesdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started
14 January 2019 Part 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesday 6-8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 April 2019 Part 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Course is full
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Course is full

Course content

Our Norwegian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the anguage you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions, greetings
  • the alphabet, spelling and pronunciation (extra letters æ, ø, å)
  • talking about countries, languages and professions
  • days of the week, numbers
  • meeting and inviting people, making arrangements, shopping in newsagents
  • family, food and meals
  • daily activities and items in the house, saying where items are placed

Grammar

You will learn:

  • personal pronouns, subject and object form (jeg, du, ham)
  • verbs in present tense (forstår)
  • basic sentence structure including inversion (Nå leser vi)
  • nouns – indefinite and definite form, singular and plural (en gutt, gutten, gutter)
  • adverbs (hit/her, dit/der)
  • prepositions of place (på, i, mellom)

Part 2

Topic

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in infinitive form (å lese), modal verbs + infinitive (vil lese)
  • reflexive pronouns (meg, deg, seg)
  • verbs in past tense (snakket)
  • adjectives in indefinite form (en god bok, gode bøker)
  • pronouns (denne/dette/disse, hvilken/hvilket/hvilke)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the weather, months, seasons and climate
  • talking about clothing and what to wear
  • holidays, celebrations, ceremonies and traditions
  • 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 (snakk!)
  • adverb (derfor, fordi)
  • interjection (jo)
  • possessives (min, din, sin)
  • adverb (godt, vel)

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.

Who is this class for?

This level of Norwegian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Norwegian language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Norwegian for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Norwegian for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part for £235 (£260 after 25 March)*

Bookings are now closed however, it may still be possible to join. Please contact us at [email protected], giving your first and last name with the language, level (eg beginner) and part you are interested in and we will be in touch.

Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Course is full

Course content

Our Norwegian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 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)
  • present perfect (har malt)
  • genitive (hans)
  • prepositions for time(for to uker siden)
  • ordinal numbers

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • climate and nature
  • describing an area
  • inter-cultural relations
  • living space, housing and furniture
  • expressions for place
  • talking about celebrations
  • expressing positive and negative feelings

Grammar

You will learn:

  • comparative and superlative adjectives (stor, større størst/big, bigger biggest)
  • prepositions for place (I Oslo/på fjellet)
  • quantifiers (mange og mye)
  • relative pronoun (som)

Part 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:

  • primarily word order in subordinate clauses (da, når, før,) to express time
  • subordinate clauses (hvis) to express condition
  • adjectives in the definite form (den bilen/the car)
  • compound nouns (klasserom/class room)

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

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2018–19

October intake
Part 1: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 2: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 3: 15 April – 21 June 2019

January intake*
Part 1: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 2: 15 April – 21 June 2019
Part 3: 24 June – 26 July 2019

April intake*
One Part: 15 April – 21 June 2019​
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.

Monday classes will be affected by bank holidays on 22 April, 6 May and 27 May. Students will be notified of catch-up arrangements before the start of term.