Scandinavian Studies

Top 10 Reasons for Taking Norwegian

Western Norwegian Fjord

10. THREE LANGUAGES IN ONE!

If you learn Norwegian, you will be able to understand and read Swedish and Danish.

9. NORWEGIAN CULTURE

Language is culture. You will learn about Norway – past and present – through language. If you are interested in the Vikings, cross-country skiing, Norway in the polar regions, the Norwegian oil industry, the Nobel Peace Prize, etc. – this course is for you.

8. CANADIAN CULTURE

You will learn about your own language and culture while studying Norwegian.

7. IT’S PROGRESSIVE

Norway is frequently ranked first on the annual United Nations Human Development Index. Learn the language spoken and written in this country known for its progressive stance on the environment, education, gender issues, children’s rights, etc.

6. FOOD

Not only do we learn about Norwegian food and eating customs, samples are provided!

5. MEET NORWEGIANS

During class you will meet both Norwegians and Canadian students currently studying in Norway via SKYPE conversations.

4. OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

Participate in film evenings, celebrate Norwegian holidays, and learn about study opportunities at Augustana’s partner institution—Telemark University College.

Oslo Harbour

3. INTERACTIVE CLASS and SMALL CLASS SIZE

Due to the interactive nature and size of the class, you will be surprised at your level of spoken and written proficiency after a semester or two of Beginners’ Norwegian.

2. A KEY to UNKNOWN DOORS

Every language you learn will open doors in your personal and professional life. Take Norwegian and discover which doors will open up to you.

1. BE UNIQUE and DIFFERENT

Augustana is one of only a few Canadian university campuses that offer courses in the Norwegian language. Take advantage of this UNIQUE opportunity!