Learn Norwegian with a fascinating story
We all hate these dull Norwegian courses that begin with “Hello, what’s your name?“, don’t we? The Mystery of Nils is a coherent story, which starts very simply, but develops into a fascinating novel. Can’t stop reading? Well then ‒ you will have to learn Norwegian! In this course you will be able to read the story and listen to it as well - it is read by native Norwegian speakers.
We have carefully selected the most frequently used words in the Norwegian language and made sure that the story is primarily made up of them. Separate texts and exercises focus on conversational topics that will prepare you for living in Norway. Recorded video of the vocabulary will make it easy for you to pronounce new words correctly.
Visualized, simple explanations
Grammar is a headache? Not with The Mystery of Nils. Uncover the structure of the Norwegian language with casual yet comprehensive video explanations, pictures, and a lot of easy to remember examples.
Practice online as much as you wish.
Repetition is the key to learning a language.
Get help from live teachers.
Our Norwegian teachers have co-created this course. They know all the obstacles you might incur and can help you with individual training through Skype (at an additional rate).
Meet other students.
In our Facebook community you can meet other students so that you can support each other, exchange learning strategies, find learning buddies ... and whenever you feel stuck, you can also post questions and get help from more advanced students or "real" Norwegian teachers.
This is the story:
Erna Langvik gives her eight year old granddaughter a special birthday present: a doll inspired by the traditional Norwegian mythical creature Nisse. Nils ‒ as the doll is called ‒ leads a happy life with his new family in Oslo. But due to an accident, Nils finds out that he means a lot more to Erna than just being a birthday present. Without knowing it, he has been carrying a painful secret, and during an adventurous trip to Northern Norway, he helps Erna to make one of the most important decisions of her life.
Werner Skalla is a co-founder of the online language school Skapago. He is fluent in five languages and has been teaching Norwegian and German since 2009.
Werner has co-created this course together with a team of Norwegian teachers and students learning Norwegian at Skapago.