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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself; 3 edition (27 Dec. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444195042
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444195040
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 5.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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Discover a new and effective way to learn Norwegian. With 15 units covering the four key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, this bestselling course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your computer or MP3 player.

About the Author

Margaretha Danbolt Simons was born in Norway but has lived in the UK for many years. She teaches Norwegian at the University of Surrey as part of the MA/Diploma in Translation Studies, as well as running adult courses and working as a translator.


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This course comes complete with book and the MP3 Audio CD. I have learned languages with Teach Yourself before and quite liked it - and this one does not disappoint. It moves at a good pace, covering all the basics. I am using this one to prepare for a Norway trip later this year. I wanted a proper course, not just a phrase book and Complete Norwegian is exactly that.
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Overall, I liked this course but I don't really agree with all the gushing praise that you can read on Amazon. But I've only been through it once, reasonably quickly, to be fair. Here are some of my thoughts:

- Things suddenly get much harder/faster as you get into double-figure lessons, unexpectedly so (to be fair, such a sudden leap seems to be a feature of many language courses)
- The writing part of the course is very weak – you only fill in the odd word in sentences that are otherwise written for you and the required words just repeat what has already just been iterated in the text – the "Get Started" course was much better for this
- Would have liked to have seen a section on or some treatment of the Norwegian Fjords as these are v. popular travel destinations
- The English characters seem a bit jerky, whereas the main Norwegian characters seem only nice!
- Sue only got the job in the hotel in Bodø because the boss fancied her?? Jobs are not usually that easy to land.
- The course is quite good for reading and rather good for listening. Of course, it is harder to measure the active skills
- Drilling of the grammar points is good and to have commonly-confused grammar points drilled is useful
- To have an entire section on Easter seems a bit overkill
- The material covered, overall, though, is well-conceived, useful and quite wide-ranging
- There are occasional mistakes in the material
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Very good as can transfer from Kindle to i-Phone and listen to on train commute.
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This is hands down the best book on the market for a beginner learning the Norwegian language. The set comes with a book and CD - the book is split up into several units and has an array of listening, reading and writing exercises to test yourself on. The CD is also very useful as you can transfer into onto your mp3 player and listen to it when on the commute etc - you'll be surprised at how much information you'll remember, even if it's just playing in the background!

Overall, I am extremely happy with this product!
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I ordered this, as with a trip to Norway on the horizon, I thought perhaps I could learn a little bit of the language. Now, I am rubbish at languages. However, after reading and listening to a little bit (I've had it for less than a week) I'm actually picking this up quite quickly. Im stumbling a little when it comes to explaining how the language works, but I think that is more to do with my own grammar weakness.

The book and audio is clear and concise - however you do need both at hand to fully understand everything. That said, it is possible to use them independently, it's just not as emmersive. As with anything, learning another language takes time, however from my experiences so far, I am confident that with these resources I will develop a good grasp of the language
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Very good home study course. The audio is an essential supliment to the book. The audio is now on one hundred mp3 tracks, which can be transferred from the CD to a computer, then onto a smartphone or tablet. The book is very user friendly and starts for absolute beginners. The course does require commitment, but that is up to you!
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I bought this recently and think it is fantastic. I'm about 4/5 of the way through and am both really enjoying it and making good progress. I read online that Norwegian is one of the easiest languages for English speakers and I definitely agree so far. The book itself is extremely well written and is probably the best teach yourself language book that I have come across. I recommend this book unreservedly.
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It's a great course,flows very well easy to transfer cd to iphone so have it with me all the time
But it's a shame that the iPad/iphone app advertised in the book is not ready even though it says download it
And they don't know when it will be out
Plus it does not state the app will cost £8.99 on top of what you have paid
So sorry Teach Yourself you lose stars for that
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