What is NoW1?
NoW1 is an online course in Norwegian at entry level, where all the teaching aids are integrated on a website, free of charge. This book contains the main parts of the web course; texts, word lists, grammar and pronunciation.
For whom? NoW1 is open to anyone who wants to learn Norwegian. The course is also specially designed for foreign learners studying or working at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). Read more on http://www.ntnu.edu/norwegiancourse.
What will you learn? The chapters 1–6 lead to knowledge equivalent to level A1/A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR). The chapters 7–10 lead to skills at CEFR level A2/B1.
The authors NoW1 is developed by experienced teachers at Department of Language and Literature, NTNU.
Åsta Øvregaard, born 1958, is a retired associate professor. She taught Norwegian for foreigners for many years. Øvregaard has been working on issues related to pronunciation, teaching on the web, dialects and second language learning.
Sissel Robbins, born 1969, is assistant professor. She has been teaching Norwegian for foreigners since 1992. Robbins has been working on issues related to dialects and second language learning.
Hege K.S. Langfjæran, born 1976, is assistant professor. She has taught Norwegian and German at various universities abroad, and has helped develop the learning tools LearnNoW 2 – helsenorsk and NoW2 Workbook. Her areas of interest are mainly didactics and contrastive grammar.
Birte Hillestad, born 1978, is a former assistant professor who taught Norwegian for foreigners for many years. Hillestad’s main interests is pronunciation in a second language perspective.
Olaf Husby, born 1951, is a retired associate professor. He used to teach Norwegian for foreigners and second language learning issues at BA/MA courses in applied linguistics. Husby has published several contrastive grammars, and books and articles related to pronunciation and pronunciation teaching in a second language perspective.