There are 12 chapters in LearnNoW, each one focusing on a few specific themes, with some variations and extensions in each text. This way, there will be some new elements and some repetition in all the texts.
All chapters have the same menu structure. The four topmost items lead to texts about Alex, Ben, Cecilie and Dina.
Recommended work approach
- Start at the top with Alex, read the text.
- Select Vocabulary, learn the new words. (See Vocabulary.)
- Listen to the sound track as you read the text. You can also record your own voice and compare it to the original track. (See Audio Controls.)
- The last sub menu item gives you some extra material (Numerals, under text 2A). Study this material.
- Select Grammar for an explanation of the grammar you will need in the exercises.
- Now go back to Alex and do the exercises in the blue frame at the bottom right under the picture.
Once you have completed these steps, you can proceed to Ben. Work here in just the same way, before proceeding to Cecilie and Dina.
Use the Pronunciation and Listening exercises pages to improve your oral skills.
Prior to moving on to the next chapter, you may want to check that you have learnt what you are supposed to. On the Exercises page, all the chapter's exercises are collected. Even if you have already done these before, it might be worth your while doing them all one more time as a way of repeating.
Furthermore, you should check the Vocabulary page, where you will find the entire vocabulary for the chapter. How many of the new words have you learnt? You ought to know a minimum of 80 % of these before moving on.
All the items on the Extras page 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 LearnNoW, you will find an external link called Grammar checker at the bottom of the menu. Via an information page, this will take you to an application where you can test the grammatical correctness of freely chosen Norwegian sentences.
Learning vocabulary is very important in order to learn a new language, especially in the initial phase, and it requires a lot of practice and repetition. Therefore, LearnNoW is presenting the vocabulary in several ways.
You will find simple lists both for each text (the Vocabulary submenu) and on the Vocabulary list (a - å) page, as well as more detailed tables at the chapter level and grouped alphabetically on the Vocabulary tables page.
You can listen to all the vocabulary entries by clicking the blue links. In addition to this we have also added flashcard sets under each texts' vocabulary.
Here you can choose simple exercises from Norwegian to English (A), from English to Norwegian (B) or Quizlet's flashcard solution (C).
There is a playback control for the normal speed version of each text (100 %) and one for the reduced speed version (70 %).
These controls may look a bit different depending on your browser.
To use the recorder, push Record. It has five buttons: Play, Record, Stop, Speed up/down and Save file.
Note! Java is required for the NanoGong recorder applet. To avoid further questions about this applet, accept the publisher's security certificate by checking «Do not show this again ...».