User Guide - LearnNoW
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, A, B, C and D, lead to texts about the characters Alex, Ben, Cecilie and Dina.
Recommended work approach
- Start at the top with the A text.
Read the text and listen to the sound track. (You can play the audio at a slower speed using the menu on the playback control.)
You can also record your own voice and compare it to the original track.
- On the Vocabulary tab below the text, learn the new words.
- From the Exercises tab, do the tasks linked to the text.
- Select Grammar for an explanation of the grammar you will need in the exercises.
- At the bottom of the page you will find some extra material (2.1 Numerals, under text 2A). Study this material.
You will also find all the extras for the chapter on the Extras menu.
- Once you have completed these steps, you can proceed to next text (B). Work here in just the same way, before proceeding to C and D.
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.
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 tab) 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).