Background and activities

I am an assistant professor in Norwegian for foreigners at the department of language and literature. I have a Master's degree in Nordic linguistics from NTNU.

I teach all levels of Norwegian for foreigners.


Academic interests:

  • Teaching
  • Second language syntax/generative grammar
  • Developing teaching aids and books


  • Norwegian on the web 2 (web page and text book) with Olaf Husby and Lena Hveding. 
  • Workbook, Norwegian on the web 2 with Olaf Husby, Lena Hveding, Cecilie S. Knudsen and Hege Langfjæran. 


Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database


  • Helgå, Heidi Borghild; Husby, Olaf Anders; Hveding, Lena; Knudsen, Cecilie Slinning; Langfjæran, Hege. (2018) Arbeidsbok Norwegian on the Web 2. Fagbokforlaget. 2018. ISBN 9788245023060.
  • Hveding, Lena; Husby, Olaf Anders; Helgå, Heidi Borghild. (2018) Norwegian on the Web 2. Fagbokforlaget. 2018. ISBN 9788245022216.


  • Helgå, Heidi Borghild; Åfarli, Tor Anders. (2008) Negasjon i norsk som andrespråk. 2008.