Study Norwegian in the Home of Your Own Private Teacher in the Oslo Region
Oslo, the capital of Norway, is the perfect place to learn Norwegian (Norsk) while you experience the charmingly modest, perfectly balanced, and incredibly relaxed Norwegian way of life. Even though this scenic, temperate city, located on the southern coast of the Oslofjord, has plenty of attractions, it’s still one of the best places for travellers to learn to appreciate the simple life. With the Live & Learn program you can discover for yourself why Norway has one of the safest and happiest populations in the world.
Oslo has plenty of impressive structures to visit and tour, including the Holmenkollen – a ski jump originally built in 1892, Akershus Festning – a medieval fortress built in 1299, and City Hall – where the Nobel Peace Prize is given out every autumn. There are also so many museums in the city, you could easily spend your entire trip discovering and admiring their extensive collections. Spoiler: Norwegians love putting whole boats in their museums
Even though there’s plenty to do indoors, a longing for nature is built into Scandinavian culture, so Norwegians spend most of their free time outside. Everyone skis in the winter and tours the mountains in the summer. If you visit during the colder months, then you should definitely hit the slopes! If you visit in summer, then you can explore the surrounding forests by biking or hiking, go swimming in one of the many pristine lakes found nearby, or simply enjoy the incredible beaches along the fjords. There are also plenty of fine green spaces within the city, including Frogner Park, which contains the strange and beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park; some of the park’s more iconic sculptures depict swarms of babies fighting grown men and women.
Despite being one of the world’s happiest countries, Norway is also known for being the greatest producer of some of the world’s darkest music. Scandinavia has the most metal bands per capita of any region in the world and, while not all Norwegians love death metal, many of the genre’s most famous and influential bands have come from Oslo, including Arcturus, Ulver, and Mayhem. If you’re interested in this music, then living and studying in the Oslo region is the perfect way to get inspired by same sights and sounds as these famous Oslovian artists.
The Live & Learn program offers you a unique and truly immersive way to experience this compelling city. Your host family will be able to recommend particular places of interest as they get to know you personally through your private, professional Norwegian lessons. You’ll also learn that much more quickly and effectively in a place where you can consistently apply your language skills as you learn them. Norwegians all learn Norwegian, English, and at least one other language in school, so everyday interactions can be particularly helpful. Book your Norsk learning adventure today!
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Why Learn Norwegian in Oslo & the Surrounding Region?
- Oslo is a great base from which to travel to other Scandinavian cities or countries. Stockholm, Helsinki and even Estonia are just a train or boat ride away.
- Oslo is a very welcoming place, and visitors will find that most people are happy to help them practice their Norwegian.
- The Oslo region is full of stunning natural spaces, including fjords, beaches, mountains, and other escapes.