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 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*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 equates to one single transaction. 

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesday 6-8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon

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 individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*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 equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) 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.

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 have a solid intermediate knowledge of the Norwegian language and its grammar, and can communicate confidently and fluently in most everyday situations.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied Norwegian for three years or 180 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Norwegian for about 200 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Norwegian for about 220 hours.

Courses open for booking
Part Duration Start date Day and time Price Apply
Part 1 10 weeks 3 October 2018 Wednesday 6–8pm £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Part Duration Start date Day and time Price Apply
Part 2 10 weeks 16 January 2019 Wednesday 6–8pm £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Part 3 10 weeks 17 April 2019 Wednesday 6–8pm £260 (£235*) Coming soon

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £225 (£240 after 4 January)
  • the whole year for £530 (£565 after 4 January)

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

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:

  • everyday life
  • a multicultural society
  • education system
  • work life

Grammar

You will learn:

  • main clause (hel setning)
  • sentences with may be (kanskje) and not (ikke)
  • conjunctions for and så
  • subordinate clauses and som sentences (de har en sønn som spiller gitar)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • climate and the environment
  • health
  • Norwegian history
  • Norwegian artists

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verb forms (future vil, skal, kommer til å)
  • hypothetical statements (hvis jeg vinner i lotto, vil jeg reise)
  • personal pronouns and possessive pronouns, reflexive and non- reflexive
  • active and passive (s- passive, huset skal males, bli passive blir operert)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • Norwegian politics and international relations
  • Norwegian artists
  • power, parliament, government and court of law
  • media

Grammar

You will learn:

  • participles (ending: -ende, -ede, -ne, -et and –t)
  • compound verbs (underskrive, omfatte)
  • prepositions (av/fra, til/for, i/på)
  • 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.

Learning resources

We will use Her på berget throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book. Teachers own materials will also be used.

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*
Part 1: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 2: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 3: 14 January – 22 March 2019 
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

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