Teacher reviews

Gareth Griffiths

Professor molekylær biovitenskap

I am British and moved to Oslo in Feb 2009 after a long spell in Germany, where I learnt to speak German. I wanted to learn Norwegian quickly and I tried, with a weekly 2h course at the university of Oslo, where I am a professor. But it was a slow ‘slog’ and frustratingly slow business, especially because of the Norwegian trick of dropping every G in sight when they pronounce. A chance encounter with another Brit, Nicholas changed my perspective on Norwegian life. Also an academic with a busy schedule he recommended a private teacher-Anne-Beate as the best thing since ‘sliced bread’ as we like to say in the UK, with respect to ‘lære Norsk’.

I started about 9 months ago with Anne-Beate who comes once a week to my office. She is really an excellent teacher, patient (and I mean really patient), constructive and imaginative, but sometime firm when necessary. It was a bit painful at first (most certainly not because of her) but suddenly I started to understand some Norwegian on the radio (Gud bevare deg) and TV. Recently we started a conversation group in the pub, once a week, with Nicholas and Ian, also from the UK. It’s a lot of fun and it really helps.

I can really recommend her as a private teacher.

And if she’s too expensive for you, I will be starting to teach my own Norwegian class soon, til halv pris!Gareth Griffiths

Professor molekylær biovitenskap

Anna Witaszczyk

Master of Architecture,

Pride Architecture,

Oslo, Norge

My name is Anna Witaszczyk, I am an architect from Krakow, Poland, who found job and success here in Norway and wanted to learn some Norwegian.I would like to write some words about Norlearn and especially the best teacher ever: Anne-Beate! I started norskkurs about a year ago when I didn’t know any word in Norwegian. It was completely new language for me and kind of scary honestly. But Anne-Beate started to teach me and my friends this hard language step by step, letting us learn about grammar, vocabulary etc. In the same time she gave us a chance to find out a lot about Norwegian history, culture etc. I am so satisfied! She is always prepared to the classes with lot of materials, exercises articles. I was never bored at the classes, always enjoy it and admire my teacher. It has to be very hard to teach Norwegian in English but not for Anne-Beate. I am so happy that she is my teacher cause I really see progress in my Norwegian skills. I am so thankful. I want to recommend Norlearn as much as I only can.!!! It is worth it!

 

I know that is many polish people learning Norwegian so few words in polish:

Polecam!!! Naprawde warto, Anne-Beate uczy bardzo sprawnie, jest zawsze przygotowana, lekcje sa interesujace I naprawde przynosza efekty. Poza tym to najmilsza osoba jaka znam. Z nia jezyk norweski nie jest taki trudny.:)

Endelig, Jeg er veldig fornøyd og snakker norsk allerede! Det er mulig, fordi kurs med Anne-Beate er det beste jeg kunne ha! Når du trenger norskopplæring , må du velge Norlearn!

Anna Witaszczyk

Master of Architecture,

Pride Architecture,

Oslo, Norge

Christof Zahneissen,

IKT Consultant

”Vielen Dank an Norlearn! Dank individueller Ausrichtung des Sprachunterrichts und maßgeschneiderten Konzepten konnte ich in kürzester Zeit signifikante Fortschritte im Business-Norwegisch erzielen. Das kompetente Norlearn Team erfüllte dabei die Erwartungen an effiziente Sprachausbildung in jeder Hinsicht“Christof Zahneissen,

IKT Consultant

Michael Chappell,

NTNU

I needed something tailor-made for my particular situation, which didn’t suit attending fixed courses. This personalised approach is a feature of NorLearn, and the programme and instruction provided by Anne-Beate are first-rate. I can’t speak highly enough of her approach; she is always friendly and encouraging, while concentrating from day one on getting the basics right, especially as I struggled with the pronunciation.Within each session she has visual, audio and written work at her disposal and uses whatever is most helpful for the moment. She adapts the speed and content of the material to the student’s needs.

 

Another great strength of NorLearn is that you only deal with one person from the initial enquiry to the end of the programme. This way you get a consistent message, you know your concerns have been heard, and you know what to expect

I would highly recommend NorLearn to anyone serious about learning Norwegian

Michael Chappell, NTNU

Shane Colvin.

Senior IT Engineer.

University of Oslo

I am thankful to have Anne-Beate from Norlearn as my private Norwegian tutor for over a year now. Week after week, she caters to my personal learning needs by generating a customized curriculum focusing on the specific areas of the language that I am troubled with. In the past, I have attended several other language schools in Oslo, but Norlearn has proven to be best suited for me. It is with Norlearn that I have truly improved my spoken and written Norwegian language skills.Shane Colvin.

Senior IT Engineer.

University of Oslo

Pawel Turdza

Master of architecture

I am Pawel ,I am also an Architect from Krakow ( Poland ) My story with Norlearn and Anne Beate started around a year ago. I have to confess that for me to learn a language it have been always long and painful process until I have a chance to meet Anne Beate.

Now I know that it was only due to bad teachers.

Anne is really great. She is always prepared, her classes never were boring, and her grammar exercises are always well thought out to improve areas which needs to be improved.

If I have to be honest she is the best teacher I have ever had !!!!Pawel Turdza.

Master of architecture

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