- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Teach Yourself (29 Oct. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1444107194
- ISBN-13: 978-1444107197
- Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 2.4 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 562,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Complete Norwegian (Learn Norwegian with Teach Yourself) (Teach Yourself Complete) Paperback – 29 Oct 2010
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More About the Author
At the Adult Learning Centre in Guildford, she has taught Norwegian to both beginners and intermediate level students for 20 years. She has also taught at a number of language schools, as well as setting and marking exams in Norwegian for the Institute of Linguists. Her private students have included a variety of professionals undertaking work in Norway, including members of the British diplomatic service, officers in the armed forces and engineers working alongside native Norwegians in the offshore oil industry.
Her extensive experience of teaching Norwegian at a range of levels is reflected in the book, Teach Yourself Norwegian, (Hodder). The book, now titled Complete Norwegian,is in its 4th edition and was recommended in the Rough Guide to Norway (Penguin). She has also written an audi course, Speak Norwegian with Confidence .
Her translation work has included the play Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen for BBC Radio as well as technical reports in a variety of fields.
The author is a native Norwegian who spent the first 20 years of her life in Norway before moving to England. Each year she returns to spend the summer in her home country, enabling her to gather materials for teaching and to keep up to date with Norwegian life and culture.
The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Norwegian.
This ISBN is for the paperback book. The corresponding audio support (ISBN: 9781444107210) is also available. The book and audio support can also be purchased as a pack (ISBN: 9781444107203).
About the Author
Margaretha Danbolt Simons is Norwegian, but has lived in England for many years. She has been teaching at the University of Surrey for the last ten years. Her course, Norwegian ab initio, which is part of the MA/Diploma in Translation Studies, attracts 15-20 students per year. She uses her own book 'Teach yourself Norwegian' as her textbook and main teaching aid. Other subjects she teaches at the University of Surrey are Medical and Literary translation, English into Norwegian, and an introductory course of Interpreting.
She runs two Norwegian classes at the Guildford Adult Education Centre, one for beginners and one intermediate, and also teaches on a one-to-one basis. Students include diplomats and businesspeople.
Recent translation work includes Ibsen's 'Ghosts' for BBC Radio.
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Top Customer Reviews
The main bulk of the course is set out in units; each unit has a specific central theme. In each unit there are sets of dialogue, usually between two people: Sue and Arne. These dialogues are useful for learning how to construct sentences and how certain grammatical rules are applied. There is also a vocabulary list after each dialogue. Throughout each unit, there are sections that go through the grammar and explain the linguistic rules. There are also "test yourself" sections scattered throughout the book, with the answers to the questions printed at the back ok the book.
This book is very detailed and is certainly a good place to start learning Norwegian. However, I cannot recommend the audio support CDs enough. They are almost essential if you want to learn correct pronunciation. The CDs do not come with the book, you have to buy them separately, which isn't a big problem seeing as they are less than £10!
Fantastic book; definitely recommended!
It was working well on my iphone/itouch however until the latest kindle app came out today (18th March 2012). Now it also says that the audio content is not supported on my device (itouch - haven't tried the phone yet). I'm really disapointed with that but hopefully it can be fixed since it was working.
If you can get the audio to work on you device/application then this is good!
There are many 'test yourselves', exercises and 'this is how we say it's to make sure you understand what was said in the unit. There is no 'must study' feeling when I pick up this book, it's a pleasant read and it is set out very nicely. It also includes a small Norwegian-English/English-Norwegian dictionary section at the back which is very useful when you forget what this and that word means from earlier units. I highly recommend this book to those who want to take up Norwegian, but maybe don't have the time!
All the references you'll need are at the back, there are definitions of parts of speech in case you're new to learning different languages and also references to different ways in which you can learn more Norwegian if you're feeling very adventurous!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its a great book and audio cd, keeps learning a new language fun. I use it together with additional lessons and I find it helps a lot.Published 3 months ago by Jonathan C
I initially thought this book was quite good, it helps builds up your Norwegian vocabulary and grammar. Read morePublished 3 months ago by vthebee
Having read the reviews and seeing people comment how it was supposed to have audio content but wouldnt play, I checked before buying that it was compatible with my device. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andrew Peake
Extremely disappointed and disatisfied with this so called kindle version. I am using an android tablet with kindle installed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by mark harrison
Not a fan of the kindle version. Buy the paper version, it's so much better.Published 7 months ago by Alessio
My mum is Norwegian, and I grew up speaking it a little at home and with family, but thought it was about time for me to learn it more formally. Read morePublished 11 months ago by M. Leighton
E-Book great, Audio support confusing!
I bought audio CDs to accompany E-Book, but on receiving them, I discovered that I had bought the wrong ones? Read more
This is and must be a good book, but can give only 2 stars: main reason for buying it is, that it is supposed to deliver audio and text as well. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Rick