Becoming a Master of the Norwegian Language
Looking to learn Norwegian but aren’t sure where to begin? Fortunately for you, the info you need is right here. There are several ways to go about getting the Norwegian language study that you’re searching for, so consider the advice and resources listed and try them out to see what works best for you.

Connect with a Norwegian Speaker

As much as you may like to think you can learn all you need to know on your own, to really take command of a language you need the guidance and practice of working with other people. There are several ways to do this. If you’re willing to pay for lessons, you have the options of hiring a tutor or joining a class. You can look for tutors in your area through sites like Craigslist or other job posting sites, and look for classes at your local college or online. Online classes are valuable because you can learn a new language from the comfort of your own home, at your pace, on your time. Online study courses are usually very affordable and flexible and designed to fit with any schedule, including yours.

There is also the option of connecting with a language exchange partner. If you don’t know what language exchanges are, they essentially give you the opportunity to have the advantages of one-on-one tutoring for no charge but your time. The idea is that you can teach your partner valuable skills that they want to know and they can teach you what you’d like to know, like Norwegian. Of course, sites like LRNGO allow you to connect with an exchange partner near you or anywhere in the world through video chat.

Find Your Resources

In order to learn Norwegian, you’ll have to have resources to draw from. Consider which methods of study work best for you. There are tons of free resources on the web that are meant to help aid your studies. Talk with your tutor, teacher, or language exchange partner to help you pick your resources. YouTube channels, podcasts, online exercises, and other sites are all great places to search.

Make a Schedule and Stick to It

When it comes down to it, practice is the only way you will be able to learn. It is necessary to create a study plan and stick to it. Devote multiple days throughout the week to study and be sure to practice all aspects of the language, from speaking and listening to reading and writing. You can also spend free time reading books (children’s books are a good place to start for beginners) and watching Norwegian movies with subtitles for more relaxed and enjoyable practice.

Whichever methods you choose for learning Norwegian, remember that the most important part of learning a new language, or learning anything new, is to believe that you can do it. If you keep this in the forefront and continue your dedicated study, you will succeed!


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