Norwegian School Online is where you start learning about Norway and the Norwegian Language!

We offer individual and group Language courses from Elementary A1 all the way to Advanced C2. Further on we offer specific language courses tailored to meet specific needs, such as:

Basic Norwegian for Tourists!

Norwegian for Medical Personnel

Norwegian for Business

The Viking Language (Old Norwegian = Norse)

Viking Ship

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For thouse interested in a basic Norwegian course, I´m proud to announce that I now have made it available on Udemy! If you are interested please go through this link Norwegian Language Course A1 Part 1 and you will get a 60% discount. Yes that´s right just $9.99 USD instead of the ordinary price of $24.95 USD.

In addition to Norwegian Language courses we offer a vide variety of courses related to Norway.

    • Norwegian History, Geography and Way of life
    • Education and Learning in Norway
    • Working Life in Norway
    • Health and Health Care in Norway
    • Children and family life in Norway
    • Democracy and Welfare Society The Scandinavian Way!
    • Norwegian Language History with Emphasis on the Vikings!


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Norwegian Language

The Norwegian language and its history is facinating and gives us insight into how the language evolved from Indeo-European through Proto Germanic and Proto Norse and into Norse which was the language of the Vikings. For anyone who is interested in the Norwegian language history, I´ve written short excerpts based on various historic sources.The Norse language influenced other languages in Europe during the Viking age that lasted from about 800 AD to 1150 AD. They traveld all the way to what is todays Istanbul (Constantinopel) as well as all the way to Canada and the Northern parts of the USA. They traded goods as far away as China and India and had a huge trading network even before anyone else even thought it was possible to travel such distances. Quite often they settled down in the land they conquered, and hence the language in this are was influenced. As well as conquering huge parts of Britain and then influencing the Anglo Saxon culture and their language.

If you want to learn a Scandinavian language and are not quite sure which one to choose. Well in case you don´t have a strong preference for any of the languages the choice is simple. Norway has the written language from Denmark and written Norwegian Bokmål and Danish is about 95% the same language. Danes have a very special way of pronouncing the word that can make it a bit more difficult for foreigners to learn. Spoken Norwegian and Swedish is quite similar as well, but the Swedes written language differs a bit from Norwegian and Danish. Norwegian is the most intelligible language a cross the borders in Scandinavia. This mean that you will be able to communicate with Scandinavians using Norwegian.

A comparison of the Scandinavian languages

Norwegian School Online gives you an option to acquire knowledge of the Norwegian language at an affordable price. As a Norwegian teacher and citizen, I´ve been teaching  about Norway and the Norwegian language to natives as well as foreign students for more than a decade. The past two years I´ve been focusing on the way to reach an even wider audience using Skype and online learning platforms in order to reach out globally. As well as teaching people the Norwegian Language I also enjoy giving them insight into the history of the people, our society and the way we are living. Due to this I get students who are not only educated in the Norwegian language, but they also get a greater understanding of the Norwegians and the Scandinavians as a whole.


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To get in touch with me you have the following alternatives:

Skype ID: henning55

Phone: 004745287171 (Norwegian mobile phone)

e-mail: [email protected]

Please feel free to watch this video about moving to Norway

If you have any questions what so ever don´t hesitate to contact me!


Henning Gustavsen

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