Now that a Norsk Samtalegruppe (Norwegian Conversation group) is now launched and meeting the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at the Lodge’s Nordic Hall, it appears a good time to say something again about a great online language learning resource available on our Sno-Isle Libraries website and to recommend still another online resource that was tracked down by one of our conversational group members. Both resources can further help you sharpen your language skills..
The online language resource available from our local library via their website is Mango Languages. To get to this resource first go the Sno-Isle Libraries website. On the horizontal orange bar that extends across the Home Page, left-click on Research, then left-click on the box that says eLearning. Once on the eLearning page, scroll down the list of resources to where you find Mango Languages, and left-click on it. [ Mango Languages is the fourth resource in the list]. At this point you will be asked for your Sno-Isle Libraries card number and password. Once you have entered that information, you will be connected to the Mango Languages start page where you can create an account, or do a ‘quick start’ to try it first. You’ll want to create an account though – and use it! Mango‘s Norwegian Conversations uses real-life situations and actual conversations to effectively teach you the language. By listening to and repeating after material designed from native conversations, you’ll not only learn the individual words and phrases, you’ll know how they’re used in practical situations and conversations.
The second online resource is called Norwegian on the Web – NoW – and can be found at http://www.ntnu.edu/now/intro. NoW is an online course in entry level Norwegian, where all the teaching aids are integrated on one website, free of charge. NoW has been developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, by experienced instructors. The course is designed for foreign students at NTNU, but it is open to anyone wanting to learn Norwegian.
Try both these resources! And perhaps stop in for Norsk Kaffe Tid some Thursday at the Nordic Hall!