House of Languages

Norwegian

Norway is a place where dialects thrive: regional vernacular is used by everyone, and it is this diversity of the Norwegian language that fascinates many people. The Norwegians also have two, official written languages: Bokmål and New Norwegian. What’s most fascinating is that the language is tonal.

It might be said that the Norwegian language sits between Swedish and Danish, and that if one knows Norwegian, not much effort is required to understand the other two. Buy one — get three!

  • Native speakers of Norwegian: 4.5 million
  • Other speakers of Norwegian: 500,000

Instructors

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Marta Roķe

Marta Roķe

Language taught:
NOR

Norwegian (A1–B2)

Auxiliary languages:

Latvian

Experience:

10 years experience in the teaching of Norwegian, studien Norwegian in Latvian Academy of Culture.

Methods offered:

In-person instruction at House of Languages in Riga

distance education via online video conferencing (Skype, Zoom, similar programs)

About Marta:

Those who know Founder Marta think she may have been Sami in a past life,...

because every summer she migrates North of the Arctic Circle towards the reindeer and the midnight sun. She possesses a primeval force, which manifests when she sings folk songs (which she can do in twenty different languages) or when she bursts into hearty laughter. Marta’s sound is known to fill House of Languages.

Twenty years ago, when she started her studies at the Latvian Academy of Culture, Marta entered the world of the Norwegian language. Therein she dwells to this day, translating children’s books and teaching Norwegian.

When we light up with passion and even forget that we’re learning, we learn best. For this, we have Marta’s charm and colour.

Rates

Distance lessons—five sessions:

160 EUR (5% discount)

Distance lessons—ten sessions:

300 EUR (10% discount)

Single distance lesson:35 EUR
15 distance lessons (10 % discount):455 EUR
20 distance lessons (15 % discount):575 EUR
…other arrangements possible!

One standard lesson is 45 minutes long. Longer lessons are also possible. The longer the lesson or length of series, the greater the discount!

Snorre Karkkonen Svensson

Snorre Karkkonen Svensson

Language taught:
NOR

Norwegian (any level)

Auxiliary languages:

English, Latvian, German

Experience:

22 years experience in the teaching of Norwegian, studies in philology in Latvian and Norwegian universities.

Methods offered:

In-person instruction at House of Languages in Riga

distance education via online video conferencing (Skype, Zoom, similar programs)

About Snorre:

All of life’s languages have played an important role in Snorre’s life. He has studied them,...

used them, translated them. House of Languages, itself, is one of the fruits of his love of languages.

Snorre has been teaching Norwegian for more than 20 years. In recent years he has enjoyed helping other teachers to develop professionally.

We’re not alone in our brains. Snorre believes in the dynamic duo of the mind and body in learning languages; this outlook is most directly expressed in his multisensory method of teaching Norwegian pronunciation. (You can read more about Snorre here: http://snorreks.com/about-me/)

Rates

Distance lessons—five sessions:

250 EUR (5% discount)

Distance lessons—ten sessions:

480 EUR (10% discount)

Single distance lesson:55 EUR
15 distance lessons (10 % discount):720 EUR
20 distance lessons (15 % discount):950 EUR
…other arrangements possible!

One standard lesson is 45 minutes long. Longer lessons are also possible. The longer the lesson or length of series, the greater the discount!

Miloš Belčevič

Miloš Belčević

Language taught:
NOR

Norwegian (A1–B2)

Auxiliary languages:

English, Serbian

Experience:

Norwegian studies in Belgrade University in Serbia and Bergen University in Norway.

Methods offered:

Distance education via online video conferencing (Skype, Zoom, similar programs)

About Miloš:

Miloš grew up in Zlatibor in the mountains of Western Serbia. After climbing down from these peaks,...

…he hasn’t stopped studying, working, and travelling. He gained mastery of Norwegian at the University of Belgrade and at the University of Bergen. His passion for Norwegian and Norwegian culture has only been increasing since. Miloš translates and publishes Norwegian books in Serbian.

Miloš is one of the best-known people in Serbia’s start-up community. He gives talks to help companies build strong teams to reach their peak vision. (He is even a TEDx speaker!) Miloš captivates his audience with his knowledge and passion.

The greatest inspiration for teaching is his aunt, who was an English teacher and one of the most distinguished educators in Serbia. She recognized her nephew’s bent toward learning and helped him develop. Hers is a noble legacy—one that Miloš continues.

You can read more about Miloš here: https://www.milosbelcevic.me/

Rates

Distance lessons—five sessions:

85 EUR (5% discount)

Distance lessons—ten sessions:

160 EUR (10% discount)

Single distance lesson:18 EUR
15 distance lessons (10 % discount):245 EUR
20 distance lessons (15 % discount):300 EUR
…other arrangements possible!

One standard lesson is 45 minutes long. Longer lessons are also possible. The longer the lesson or length of series, the greater the discount!

Wojtek Trybuś

Wojtek Trybuś

Language taught:
NOR

Norwegian (A1–B1)

Auxiliary languages:

English, Polish, German

Experience:

Norwegian studies in Poznan university in Poland and Bergen University in Norway

Methods offered:

Distance education via online video conferencing (Skype, Zoom, similar programs)

About Wojtek:

If he could, he would probably marry his guitar, because music is the love of Wojtek’s life...

…Language is also close to him: improvisation, sound, rhythm, and fulfilment are expressed both in music and in language. Wojtek took his first steps in a small village in Western Poland, where his love for German was gradually growing. He discovered a new language close to his heart when he launched his journey into Norwegian studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań; these studies led him to Norway, where he continued to develop his skills.

Wojtek is like a water bearer who waters you with a joy in a drought. If your mood hasn’t improved after a lesson with Wojtek, then it’s hard to see what could possibly make you happy…

Rates

Distance lessons—five sessions:

160 EUR (5% discount)

Distance lessons—ten sessions:

300 EUR (10% discount)

Single distance lesson:35 EUR
15 distance lessons (10 % discount):455 EUR
20 distance lessons (15 % discount):575 EUR
…other arrangements possible!

One standard lesson is 45 minutes long. Longer lessons are also possible. The longer the lesson or length of series, the greater the discount!