Return to the NORWEGIAN ArchiveForward to the Current NORWEGIAN discuss

Snowy555Sunday 10th of July 2005 09:12:30 AM
learn norwegian - Hi!
I am currently studying in Montreal. In August, I will be going to Oslo and will be studying for an entire semester at the Norwegian School of Mangement BI. I would like to learn norwegian a bit before I leave Canada. If you have any tips, tricks, or help to offer, please contact me asap!
thank you very much:)
Snowy
DuffieSunday 10th of July 2005 09:18:34 AM
- Just immerse yourself in it.

Attach sticky notes to common objects and write their meaning in Norwegian.
Speak in Norwegian wherever possible. Tell your parents or your friends not to be confused if you start speaking in Norwegian randomly, make sure they're supportive.

Really, you shouldn't have too hard of time, but especially with Norwegian, the pronunciation is TRICKY. No matter how many CD's and Tapes you go through, you're going to land in Oslo and may be a bit out of place. It'll naturally grow on you, of course, but since the spoken Norwegian in Norway is so diverse, it may take time getting used to. The writing of it is very simple, at least for me.

I have a few old Norwegian tapes that help me a good deal - I can carry out a conversation in Norwegian as long as they're speaking slowly. Just don't get frustrated. That's the number 1 key to failure. And always, make sure you set small goals and work your way up to fluency. It will come a lot faster than you think.
stjerneSunday 10th of July 2005 09:38:10 AM
- hei,

In addition to Duffie's post, check out the various threads in the norwegian discuss, you'll find plenty of phrase lessons, games etc to help you.

Another good way to learn is to listen to Radio, TV, music, movies in Norwegian. Keep a pen, paper and dictionary close to hand and pick out the words you recognize, then try to pick out new ones, and use dictionary to find their meanings.

Please feel free to PM or email me if you need help :)

Stjerne.