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Welcome to the Norwegian Program at the University of North Dakota! UND Norwegian courses offer students small class sizes and dedicated faculty. Speakers fluent in Norwegian can read and understand Swedish and Danish with little difficulty, aiding communication in the entire Nordic region. Critical research fields in Norway include Arctic research, petroleum studies, renewable energy, computing, marine biology and fisheries, shipping, peace research, art, humanities, design, and gender studies. Why not add the language to deepen your academic experience? Enhance your major, improve your prospects on the job market, and train your brain. Research shows that language learning benefits our brains at every phase of life, as shown in this infographic from the Modern Language Association, improving our cognition, employability, and brain health.
Learn Norwegian ONLINE
NB! Registration for online Autumn 2018 courses opened on 20 April. Preview our entire slate of online Norwegian language courses and join us this semester!
Since our inaugural launch in January 2011, our online, semester-based beginning Norwegian courses have been offered for distance learners in a two semester package of NORW 101 and 102. In January 2017, we began our first "enroll anytime" course for students who want more time and flexibility. In Summer 2018, we began our intensive six-week summer courses for first-year Norwegian. And starting in Fall 2018, students who complete levels I-IV (NORW 101-202) can earn a certificate in Norwegian.
These introductory language courses provide students with the tools to use norsk as a listener, speaker, reader, and writer in everyday situations. In addition to the primary goal of building students’ knowledge of the Norwegian language, a second goal of the course is to strengthen students’ ability to assess, interpret, and discuss Norway on a global scale. Using a textbook geared for American language learners, our completely online and asynchronous courses can fit with any schedule.
We also offer hybrid second and third year courses, which means we can accommodate face-to-face and distance learners - ask us about intermediate and advanced language offerings via an email to Melissa or Steve (contact information below).
Already a student at a university or college in North Dakota? You can also enroll in these UND classes via Campus Connection as a "collaborative student." All NDUS students can study Norwegian as a fully admitted student at any NDUS institution - learn how!
You can help support the teaching, research, and service of the Norwegian Program or the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures with a financial contribution. Click here to make a direct contribution to the funds UND Foundation, earmarked "Friends of the Norwegian Program" or "Friends of the Languages Department." Want to know the latest news about what is happening in the department? Befriend us and follow our Facebook feed: www.facebook.com/UNDLanguages
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