Despite virtually all Norwegians being fluent in English, many expats living and working in Norway choose to learn Norwegian. Some choose to learn because their company pays for lessons, others because they want to understand more of what’s going on around them.
Introduction to the Norwegian Language
Norwegian (natively known as norsk) is a Scandinavian language, a collection of North Germanic languages closely related to one another. Native speakers of Norwegian, Swedish and Danish can to a large extent understand one another even though the languages are distinct. Faroese and Icelandic, whilst also being North Germanic, are sufficiently different not to be considered a Scandinavian language. Read the full article.
Learn Norwegian Online
We’ve partnered with NorwegianClass101.com to bring you a great online learning course. Learning the language is a challenge because everyone speaks English so well, but it’s essential to feeling at home and finding a job as soon as possible. Read the full article.
From the Blog
Here are the latest articles from our expat bloggers about learning Norwegian.