Short Stories in Norwegian for Beginners (Teach Yourself)

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An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners.

“I love Olly’s work – and you will too!” – Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers

Short Stories in Norwegian for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly – enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading.

What does this book give you?
· Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller – making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary
· Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently
· Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability
· Pleasure! It’s much easier to learn a new language when you’re having fun, and research shows that if you’re enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won’t experience the usual feelings of frustration – ‘It’s too hard!’ ‘I don’t understand!’
· Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way

Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including

· A glossary for bolded words in each text
· A bilingual word list
· Full plot summary
· Comprehension questions after each chapter.

As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Norwegian for Beginners will make learning Norwegian easy and enjoyable.

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10 reviews for Short Stories in Norwegian for Beginners (Teach Yourself)

  1. Maribel C. Wadsworth

    Great book! Perfect for learners at the CEFR A2-B1 level.For a student, there is real satisfaction in reading a story all in Norwegian. It makes you feel like you are making progress. Yes, this is simple Norwegian, but it still feels like an accomplishment. The stories themselves are interesting, if not a little silly. Sometimes very silly. But the stories are great at introducing new vocabulary and expressions and then using them repeatedly. The first time I saw “senket blikket,” I had to look it up. But the next five times it came up, I knew it and now I will never forget it. My method was to read it once with the dictionary. Then listen to the audio (purchased separately) while reading it. Finally, I listened to the audio without the book. I think “Short Stories in Norwegian” will be frustrating for total beginners, because it’s way more advanced than that. And it will be super easy for advanced learners. But for those of us at the intermediate level, it’s a great addition to your Norsk learning library. En veldig nyttig bok.

  2. Kevin

    Great stories for the beginner!This is a nice collection of interesting stories in natural, real Norwegian aimed at the upper beginner. So hard to find material like this for the English-speaking Norwegian learner! I’ve been burned before by kindle stories in norsk for learners that turned out to be obvious machine translations. This is a fun and useful addition to my Norwegian learning resources. I hope there’s an edition for intermediate learners on the way! (A word of caution: since there is no kindle Norwegian dictionary, having an A2 level vocabulary or a good dictionary and a bit of patience is probably in order!)

  3. Charlee

    Wonderful!I’ve been using Duolingo for years and recently finished the German course and am now doing Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish and Danish simultaneously due to how similar they are and also Spanish. Someone had told me the best way to continue learning is to get children’s books in the language you are trying to master, which I have done and has proven to be beneficial…..but then I saw these and thought they would work as well. They do! They are a great way to not only extend but to enhance my learning. There are words in here that I didn’t learn via Duolingo and it has a glossary for any word in bold. I loved this book so much that I started getting them in the other languages I am working on as well as German for refresher purposes. I definitely recommend.

  4. Ian Miller

    Ideal for Beginners, not for DummiesGreat approach to learning Norsk… you get a story in Norwegian, then all the key vocabulary. Then read it again after you’ve read the translation of the vocabulary, and there you go – now you can read Norwegian. Get the accompanying audiobook to learn the nuances of pronunciation.

  5. Gaby

    Great resourceThere are so few resources for English speakers to learn Norwegian that I was so excited when I found this book! It is not for a total beginner but is written in easy language for those moving towards an intermediate level (it says for A2-B1 learners and I’d say that’s pretty accurate). If your learning style is like mine where you pick up a lot from reading, then definitely buy this book! I hope they come out with another level in the future as another reviewer commented.

  6. Harold J. Robbins

    I miss seeing the item before buying it.I bought this book, having been lead astray into thinking it was an anthology of Norwegian short stories. it is not. It is a beginner’s reader.


    GreatIt was a gift for my wife. She loved it.

  8. Hannah Lindsay Howard

    Purchased New, Book is Warped and

  9. Beard

    Perfect follow-up to the Duolingo courseAfter completing the Duolingo course on Norwegian BokmÃ¥l, I was looking for short stories to read in Norwegian at the A2 to B1 levels (Common European Framework). Unfortunately this is hard to find, but this book is exactly that. The core principle is that you should try to read a story from beginning to end, even if you don’t understand everything. In fact, you will probably won’t understand everything, but that is absolutely fine. Slowly, by reading story after story, you build up your vocabulary and improve your grasp of the grammar.

  10. Debbie

    Great stories to enjoy learningJust the right level for a learner; not beginner but nowhere near fluency (slightly better after a beer or two, but still a long way to go!). I love that it’s Norwegian only, so you have to figure it out yourself… that’s where real learning comes in. And plenty of high frequency words. Some stories are a bit daft but that’s ok; it’s a learning resource, not Nobel literature! Enjoy.

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