Guide to the NoW web course    Introduction in Norwegian

Navigate through the NoW course by means of the tabs on top of the page, and the menu on the left side. All chapters in the row of tabs have the same setup:
The two topmost links in the left menu lead to texts about different foreign students at NTNU. Each chapter focuses on a few specific themes like family, spare time, going on a trip etc.

Recommended approach to working with the course:

Start at the top, click the first topic (text). Now click the player below the topic headline and listen to the sound file as you read the text. Click the Vocabulary link at the top right for translations of all new words.

Don't do the exercises yet, rather go to Grammar in the menu on the left, where you will be explained the grammar that will aid in your work with the exercises. In every chapter, there are also exercises repeating basic grammar presented in NoW, part 1.

Now go back to the text page and do the exercises in the blue box at the bottom right under the picture. Once you have completed these, you can proceed to

Pronunciation. Having studied the content in this entry in the menu, move on to

Listening exercises. Here you can listen to samples of spoken Norwegian. Repeat speech sounds, phrases and sentences. Try to imitate as closely as you can. When you are finished, do it once more.

Back on the text page you will always find a link with extra material just over the picture on the right. Study the material under this link before moving on to the next topic (text) in the menu on the left. Work here in just the same way as under the first topic (text).

Prior to moving on to the next chapter, you may want to check that you have learnt what you are supposed to. In the menu on the left all the exercises are collected under Exercises. Even if you have already done these on the text pages, it might be worth your while doing them all one more time as a way of repeating.

Furthermore, you should check Vocabulary in the left side menu, where you'll find the entire vocabulary for the chapter in question. How many of the new words have you learnt? You ought to know a minimum of 80% of these before moving on.

Under the link Extras lies the dessert of the chapter – new material (extra extras, as it were) in addition to the extras which can be found in the right side column by each text, and which are collected here; lists of useful vocabulary, podcasts, short video clips, etc. All of these items are related to what you will learn in the chapter in question, and offer variation in the learning process.

Now you can move on to the next chapter and continue in the same fashion.

In addition to the course features offered by NoW, you will find an external link called Grammar checker at the bottom of the navigation menu for each chapter. Via an information site, this will take you to a gadget which lets you test the grammatical correctness of freely chosen Norwegian sentences.

Good luck and have fun!


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