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.
Stupid. I just got a book. Can't do much with half the product. I can't read norwegian to learn if I can't even read it in the first place. Pointless. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James Swinhoe
My review will be very simple: if you want to learn the language, start with this book. (And watch Norwegian TV online. www.nrk.no )Published 22 months ago by Cila
I bought this book before going on a Norwegian cruise, hoping to learn some basic Norwegian. I was over ambitious, and couldn't manage to learn anything at all, but the fault is... Read morePublished on 13 Jun. 2013 by sue williams
The cd is okay but would be a whole lot better if supplied with the book it keeps referring to.Published on 8 Aug. 2010 by Bright Yellow Gun
Have had this product for 3 weeks now and found it very interesting.
have used other language books in the past and this is the best by far. Read more
Great book for the beginner. No prior knowledge of subject needed. Well laid out and interestingPublished on 24 Feb. 2010 by Mark