Free Resources for learning Norwegian

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Free Resources for learning Norwegian

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There are many resources for studying Norwegian available free of charge.

Opportunities to practice Norwegian in person

  • Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek: Bergen’s Public Library offers Språkkafé (language café), Norktrening (Norwegian training) and other opportunities to practice Norwegian (the library’s website is in Norwegian, but there is a google translate option on the page). The main branch (located in the city centre) and satellite branches of the library host these language practice options, check the website for schedules. All levels, even absolute beginners, are welcome. Remember, the library also has a large collection of Norwegian learning materials available to borrow.
  • Bergen Røde Kors: The Red Cross offers Norsktrening, a semi-structured language practice group, several times a week either at the Public Library, or at their office in the city centre (Vetrlidsallmenningen 9). All levels are welcome.
  • Norsk øving i Bergen - Norwegian language practice in Bergen: a local Facebook group that hosts informal meet-ups to practice Norwegian.




YouTube: There are many channels on you tube that offer help learning Norwegian. Below are a few examples.  

Audio/Video Files:

Newspapers or Print Media:


  • Ordbok (dictionary): a Norwegian/English dictionary.
  • Norsk Ordbok app (google play), (iTunes): a Norwegian dictionary app.
  • Google translate (but be careful, google translate is not always accurate).

There are many resources available online, be sure to search around to find the ones that work best for you. 

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