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 September and January.

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:

  • Part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • Parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore, we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 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
23 September 2019 Part 1 Mondays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Mondays 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Mondays 6–8pm** 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

**No classes on Monday 25 May 2020 (bank holiday).  

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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:

  • Part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • Parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore, we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 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
25 September 2019 Part 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2020 Part 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
22 April 2020 Part 3 Wednesdays 6–8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.