Norwegian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

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 beginners’ Norwegian courses (Grade 1) start in October and January. If you already have some knowledge of Norwegian you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginners’ Norwegian (Grade 1) course.

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

Who is this class for?

Norwegian Beginners’ (Grade 1) 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 £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2017 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 June 2017 Part 3 Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £225 Already started

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:

  • 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

Part 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)

Part 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.

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 individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2017 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

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)
  • dates
  • present perfect
  • genitive
  • prepositions for time
  • ordinal numbers

Part 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)

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:

  • 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.

Who is this class for?

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Norwegian language and its grammar.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Norwegian language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Norwegian for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Norwegian for about 160 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Part Duration Start date Day and time Price Apply
Part 1 10 weeks 4 October 2017 Wednesdays 6–8pm £240 (£225*) Book now

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:

  • experiences and plans for the future
  • cohabitation and marriage
  • housing, economy and the environment
  • food and health
  • immigration and emigration

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs in the infinitive, present tense, past tense, present perfect,  future tense (å gå går ,gikk, har gått, skal gå)
  • pronouns and reflexive verbs
  • possessive pronouns (faren min, søstra min huset mitt, faren sin)
  • definite and indefinite form of adjectives (singular and plural)
  • comparative and superlative form of adjectives
  • use of indefinite and definite noun forms. Irregular nouns in the plural (ei bok mange bøker)
  • main clauses: it-sentences (det)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • culture and traditions
  • education
  • work
  • media
  • in the old days

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adverbs (places), passive (bli)
  • subordinate clauses
  • adverbial subordinate clauses (da jeg kom hit var det kaldt)
  • Som - sentences (du må gjøre som jeg sier)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • Norway and the oil age
  • the welfare state
  • Norwegian history
  • human rights

Grammar

You will learn:

  • conjunctions (både og)
  • passive with s (utvinnes mye gass)
  • modal auxiliary verbs present perfect form
  • sentences with derfor, fordi, likevel, selv om
  • punctuation

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.

Further information

Learning resources

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

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Languages information evening

If you are thinking of taking an evening language course with us, why not come along to our Evening Language Programme information evening on 20 June 2017?

Course dates 2017–18

September intake
Part 1: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 2: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 3: 9 April – 15 June 2018

January intake*
Part 1: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 2: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 3: 18 June – 20 July 2018

April intake*
Part 1: 10 April – 16 June 2017
Part 2: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 3: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 4: 9 April – 15 June 2018

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