From an intensive one-to-one Norwegian course at our London training centre to an in-company Norwegian training course at your offices, Communicaid can provide you and your organisation with a language course that meets your needs. With training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Norwegian courses.
Our Norwegian courses are highly personalised and designed to improve your Norwegian communication skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic or legal.
Benefits of our Norwegian language course
A Communicaid Norwegian language training course will provide you with the ability to:
- Interact more confidently when visiting Norway or dealing with Norwegian nationals
- Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Norwegian contacts through showing
an interest in the Norwegian language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and
Who should attend our Norwegian school
A Communicaid Norwegian training course is suitable for:
- Anyone planning to relocate to Norway and wishing to attend a Norwegian course in order to
prepare in advance for their assignment
- Business professionals conducting business regularly with Norwegian speakers who wish to
build rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a Norwegian course
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in Norway who need to
be able to communicate at all levels
Norwegian course content
The content and format of your Norwegian language course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Norwegian and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Norwegian courses include:
- Oral skills
- Listening skills
- Pronunciation and accent
- Reading skills
- Telephone skills in Norwegian
- Email skills in Norwegian
- Sector-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Norwegian training is available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Language training takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although training is also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitable tailored and published materials will be used throughout your course, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and throughout the duration of your course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Norwegian course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).
Norwegian course trainer
All Communicaid Norwegian trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Norwegian training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Norwegian trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Norwegian trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Norwegian training team.
AD started her training career with Greater London Council in 1970 and has since worked in a broad variety of training establishments, including universities in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Oslo where she has specialised as both Lecturer in Norwegian and English. In this capacity, she has also published a number of academic papers for a variety of Norwegian journals and magazines. Since 1998, she has focused her skills on training learners in both the private and public sector in London. In this regard, she has developed a broad range of materials to meet the specific needs of a range of clients’ interests.
norsk – Facts about the Norwegian language
The official language of Norway, Norwegian is spoken by approximately 4.6 million people. Most Norwegian speakers are located in Norway although speakers of Norwegian can also be found in the neighbouring countries of Denmark and Sweden.
Norwegian is part of the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languages and is most closely related to Swedish and Danish which for many are mutually intelligible languages. Other close relations to Norwegian include Faroese and Icelandic. Norwegian dialects are generally categorised into five groups: North Norwegian , Trøndelag Norwegian , Midland Norwegian , West Norwegian and East Norwegian . They are generally mutually intelligible, but can differ significantly in terms of accent, grammar and syntax to the extent that native Norwegian speakers unfamiliar with a certain dialect may struggle to understand it.
Today, modern Norwegian consists of two written forms: Nynorsk and Bokmål , both of which share equal status although the large majority of Norwegians will use the Bokmål form in their daily written communication. The Norwegian language uses the Latin alphabet, comprising 29 letters in total. The three additional letters are: æ ø å.