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. You will find NoW1 at http://www.ntnu.edu/now/intro
Norwegian on the Web 1 – Workbook is a collection of different exercises: grammar, vocabulary, oral and written exercises that can be used either for classroom teaching or individually. This workbook is an addition to the online course and contains exercises that are different from those found on the website. However, the grammar and most of the vocabulary presented in the exercises in this workbook are the same as in the online course.
The authors NoW1 is developed by experienced teachers at Department of Language and Literature, NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).
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.
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.
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.
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.