Course summary

Whether you're taking your first steps to learn another language or are at an advanced level, our courses will help you to communicate confidently in your chosen language. 

Our interactive online courses provide real-time lessons with an expert tutor to practise speaking and listening. You will also have the flexibility of an online course. Access to all multimedia learning resources is included.

Who is this class for?

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

The course is made up of three parts. If you're an absolute beginner, you should start with Part 1. For those who've done some study before, you may be able to join Part 2 or Part 3 directly – contact us if you're unsure of your level by using the details at the bottom of the page.

Discounts and offers

We are now offering a 36% discount on our Beginner level Evening Language Course fees to University of Westminster alumni, students and University of Westminster staff. Sign up now to start your new journey with us.

October start

You can book:

  • Part 3 for £250 (£280 after 28 February)*

The early bird discount prices for our October-start courses are available if booked by 28 February 2021*.

Terms and conditions

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Course structure

Our beginner's course is made up of three parts, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Each part builds on what you've learnt previously.

At the beginner level:

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Norwegian
  • Part 2 is for you if you have completed Part 1, or if you have studied Norwegian for about 20 hours
  • Part 3 is for you if you have completed Parts 1 and 2, or if you have studied Norwegian for about 40 hours

You can skip Part 1 and proceed straight to joining Part 2 or 3 if you have prior experience. If you’re not sure of your level, email us via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

If you can't see the part you need in the booking table, please check back, as we add more dates throughout the year.


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.

Please note that the distribution of course content across terms may vary from year to year. This is due to the variable length of terms in different academic years. There may also 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.

You can join Part 1, 2 or 3 of the course depending on your prior experience.

In Part 1 of the Norwegian Beginners course, you'll cover the following topics and grammar:


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


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 builds on what you learnt in Part 1, covering the following topics and grammar:


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


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 is the final level of the Norwegian Beginners course, and covers the following topics and grammar:


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


You will learn:

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


Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 4 April 2021 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

The early bird discount price is available if the course is booked by 28 February 2021*.

If you have any questions about the course, please get in touch with us via the details at the bottom of this page.

Part 1 of this course is now closed, but will be running again in autumn 2021.

Start date
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10 weeks**



**No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 and Monday 31 May 2021.

How we're delivering courses

This course is delivered in an online, virtual classroom, where you'll benefit from live, face-to-face engagement with experienced language teachers.

Wherever you are in the world, you'll become part of the University of Westminster's global community. You can be assured of a warm welcome here, where your wellbeing, the quality of our teaching and your learning experience are our priorities.

We're arranging online Meet the Teacher sessions in March where you can discuss your language level, meet our teachers and find out more about our courses. If you're interested, please register via this form and we'll contact you with further information.

Discover our virtual learning environment with a tour of Blackboard.

Take a look around our virtual classrooms.

Course dates

October intake

  • Part 1: 05 October – 11 December 2020
  • Part 2: 18 January – 26 March 2021
  • Part 3: 12 April – 28 June 2021*
  • Part 3: 12 April – 18 June 2021 **

* For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 and Monday 31 May 2021)

**For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only

January intake

Part 1: 18 January – 26 March 2021
Part 2: 12 April – 18 June 2021
Part 3: 21 June – 23 July 2021*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week

January start is for selected languages only.