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Schedule of Norwegian Classes

Classes meet most Wednesdays. 

Class Times

  • Beginner Class - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Intermediate Class - Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Advanced Class - Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

All classes are held at Norway House, 3846 Meredith Dr., Fairfax, VA (directions).

About the Classes

The three levels of classes meet at Norway House every Wednesday evening. Students can decide which level works best for them and can attend different classes to find a fit.

The cost is $10 per hour to the instructor, plus $5 per evening to Norway House. You pay as you go, so if you are unable to come one week you are not required to pay. This is among the best language bargains around. The Lodge provides coffee and other beverages to students on Wednesday nights.

Starting in January 2018, a new book will used in the beginning and Intermediate-level classes:  The Mystery of Nils — Part 1 for beginners, and Mysteriet om Nils -- Part 2 for intermediate.  These text books, cleverly disguised as mysteries, contain the most frequently used words in the Norwegian language, and impart structure and grammar with pictures and easy-to-remember examples. A related website augments the lessons. Both books are available from Amazon and other online sources.

These classes move at a slow pace so everybody can keep up and you will have fun while learning Norwegian.

About the Teacher

Our teacher is Nina Brambani Smith, a certified Norwegian/English teacher (she has taught for years at the State Department Language School) and is a native Norwegian from Oslo. If you’re interested in language classes or would like more information,  please contact Nina at language@norwaydc.org.

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Additional Language Resources

Check out Norwegian on the Web - NoW, a free online course in entry level Norwegian, where all the teaching aids are integrated on one website.

NoW has been developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, by experienced instructors. The course is designed for foreign students at NTNU, but it is open to anyone wanting to learn Norwegian.