Background and activities

I am an assistant professor in Norwegian for foreigners at the Institute of Language and Literature. I have a cand.philol. degree in German studies, and have been working with Norwegian as a second language since 2006.

I teach at all levels at the Norwegian courses for foreign students and employees at NTNU. I am also responsible for the website, which provides grammatical explanations for students of Norwegian as a second language.

Section coordinator, Norwegian for Foreigners (ISL), 2015-2017.

Assessment examiner, Norwegian language test, since 2017.


Academic interests


I take a special interest in how to explain complex Norwegian grammar in an easy and practical way for students with little pre-knowledge to grammar and grammatical terminology.



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Learning resources

Ullestad, Kjell Heggvold (2013). Norsk grammatikk kort forklart -

Husby, Olaf Anders; Ullestad, Kjell Heggvold; Øvregaard, Åsta; Heyler, Dominique; Albertsen, Egil (2013). LearnNoW - Learn Norwegian on the Web. NTNU, Trondheim. 2013.

Ullestad, Kjell Heggvold (2012). Grammatikk-tabeller. Norsk (bokmål). Akademika forlag. 2012. ISBN 9788232101191.

Other publications

Ullestad, Kjell Heggvold (2013). Esperantomiljøet i Stavanger 1905-1945. Stavangeren : medlemsblad for Byhistorisk forening 22(2), 5-17.

Ullestad, Kjell Heggvold (2011). Esperanto i Trondheim. Trondhjemske Samlinger 2010, 61-80.

Ullestad, Kjell Heggvold (2006). La lernoverko EPoGo: Junuleca, sed senstruktura. Esperantobladet (4), 18-19.

Ullestad, Kjell Heggvold; Neumann, Bernd Otto; Ree, Nils Arne (2005). Die Norweger durch deutsche Augen: Eine Untersuchung von Stereotypen und Fremdbildern in nicht-literarischen Texten und unter deutschen Ansässigen in Norwegen. (Hovedfagsoppgave, NTNU).

Ullestad, Kjell Heggvold (2001). Der Kasusunterricht in zwei Lehrwerken: "Perspektive" und "Die Brücke" - ein Vergleich. Språk og språkundervisning (1), 40-43.