Norwegian courses in St. Louis
TALK and CHALK offers a range of courses adapted to all levels and for all learning objectives. So you will have the choice to take individual lessons at your home, at your office or online. Also, classes are built according to your specific needs. Norwegian courses in St. Louis
ABOUT THE LANGUAGE Norwegian courses in St. Louis
Old Norwegian writing traditions gradually died out in the 15th century after the union of Norway with Denmark and the removal of the central government to Copenhagen. Dano-Norwegian stems from the written Danish introduced during the union of Denmark and Norway (1380–1814).
When in 1814 Norway achieved independence; the linguistic union with Danish persisted; but educational problems due to the linguistic distance between Danish and spoken Norwegian and to sociopolitical considerations.
As well as the ideology of “national Romanticism,” stimulated a search for a national standard language. In 1853 a young self-taught linguist of rural stock; Ivar Aasen, constructed a language norm primarily from the dialects of the western and central rural districts. This standard continued the Old Norwegian tradition and was meant to eventually replace Danish.
After long research and experimentation, he presented this New Norwegian norm (called Landsmål, but now officially Nynorsk) in a grammar, a dictionary; and numerous literary texts. New Norwegian was officially recognized as a second national language in 1885.
Today, all Norwegians learn to read and write New Norwegian, but only about 20 percent use it as their primary written language. Many excellent authors have a quality of poetic earthiness that appeals even to nonusers. Its norm has changed considerably since Aasen’s time in the direction of spoken East Norwegian or written Dano-Norwegian. Talk and Chalk
TALK and CHALK it is one of the largest language teacher recruitment organizations in USA, France, Brazil and England. Our teachers are native or highly experienced and competent speakers who offer dynamic and engaging lessons.
They have access to a vast library of resources and receive continuous support and information from our entire team established in France and abroad. Norwegian courses in St. Louis
Practical and communicative learning
Our teachers speak the language perfectly and will pass on their knowledge from the first class through role playing, workshop and performance staging and problem solving in everyday life. You will of course practice grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. So this will allow you to use the language independently in a wide variety of situations.
Taylor-made language courses
Our tutors do not just use generic textbooks for the general public. So we will create personalized courses based on your experience and knowledge which will address your specific level and needs.