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Language studies vary by region

A new survey of which foreign languages Norwegian students choose to study reveals marked differences depending on where in the country they live. Students in...

Conservatives expel ‘nynorsk’

A majority within the Conservative Party (Høyre) surprised observers and even their own leaders by voting to make studies of the Norwegian language known...

Sorry, but Norwegian isn’t dying

COMMENTARY: “Sorry,” I said, as I tried my best not to knock people over on my way through the bus. It was my first...

Immigrants’ language lessons doubled

The required hours of Norwegian language and social studies lessons for immigrants will be doubled from 300 to 600 hours in 2012, the Norwegian...

Hundreds denied citizenship because of poor Norwegian language skills

Nearly 350 foreigners living in Oslo and Akershus alone have been denied citizenship or permanent residence permission in Norway because they're not good enough...

Oslo dialect differences fade away

Traditional differences between the dialects of those living on the east side of Oslo versus the west side are not nearly as clear as...

Language council wants to “norskify” computer terms

The head of Norway's state advisory council on language matters is fed up with how English terms like "pop-up window" and "e-mail" have crept...

Immigrants struggle with Norwegian

It's not easy to learn the Norwegian language, confirm the vast majority of new immigrants. Only 30 percent of those who have arrived in...

English moves into lecture halls

More and more Norwegian schools are reverting to English in the classroom. There's been a stunning rate of growth in the number of courses...

Immigrant penalized for trying to learn Norwegian

Jordan Daniel Groves from New Zealand thought he was doing what the Norwegian authorities expected of him: Going to Norwegian classes to learn the...

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