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Norwegian pronunciation course

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Norwegian pronunciation course

About NorFon

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Welcome to NorFon: the online course that will help you with Norwegian pronunciation sound by sound, word by word, and phrase by phrase!

Price: 20 EUR per month

Why Norfon?

Unique

Unique

Unique

The only Norwegian pronunciation course of this kind
fun

Fun

Fun

Illustrations, poems, and, tongue- twisters
comprehensive

Comprehensive

Comprehensive

All aspects of Norwegian pronunciation in 240 themes
cyclic

Cyclical

Cyclical

Systematic repetition of pronunciation aspects
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Growing

Growing

New content each month
Unique

Unique

Unique

The only Norwegian pronunciation course of this kind
fun

Fun

Fun

Illustrations, poems, and, tongue- twisters
comprehensive

Comprehensive

Comprehensive

All aspects of Norwegian pronunciation in 240 themes
cyclic

Cyclical

Cyclical

Systematic repetition of pronunciation aspects
grow3

Growing

Growing

New content each month

Is this course for me?

This course is for people who are learning or (more or less) know Norwegian, but don’t have it as their mother tongue. It is best suited to beginners (A1/A2 level) and intermediate users (B1/B2). One language skill in particular tends to be at a lower level than the other skills: pronunciation.

Is insufficiently good pronunciation a problem? In many cases, no, but often, yes. Living in a foreign country and gradually becoming a local is not easy. Due to people’s conscious and unconscious prejudices, a foreign accent does not help with this, particularly in a professional context.

Is it a problem? In many cases – not… but often: yes. Living in a foreign country and gradually turning into a local person is not easy. Due to conscious and unconscious prejudices, foreign accent here definitely does not help, particularly in a job context.

Good pronunciation needs practice: reading instructions, listening and reading out loud. And then, once again. And then repeat until it sounds satisfactory!

NorFon is the right place to do that!

How do I use the course?

NorFon covers all the different aspects of Norwegian pronunciation in 240 themes. Your pronunciation will improve by going through any of them, but the more themes you go through, the better your Norwegian will be.

Contents of the course

Whole material is divided into 15 chapters.
We see a chapter as something similar to a lesson: e.g. you can go through one chapter in one day. But this is just a recommendation, because it is you who decides about the speed of your learning. Also: it is not important where you start. If you like, you may start from the last chapter and end with the first – however you like.
Each of the chapters may have 16 themes, numbered A, B, C, D and so on.
Each of the themes covers one aspect of the pronunciation:
ASounds – vowels and diphtongs
BSounds – consonants
CSounds – long and short sounds
DConsonant combinations
EOrtography and pronunciation
FSentence intonation, feelings, attitude and pragmatics in intonation
GWord stress and pitch accent
HMinimal pairs of pitch acccent
IPronunciation in group of words
JPoems
KFocus stress
LStress pyramide
MStress trio
NTongue twister
OText
PRepetition and self test
Each of the themes contains one or several tasks.
Majority of the tasks are sound files with illustration – mostly text.
You need to listen carefully each of them and then – repeat the task in a loud voice. Divide the task in smaller parts – stop the sound file and repeat the sounds until you manage to copy the pronunciation.
Learning a proper pronunciation takes time. Return to each of the tasks and do it again and again.

Sample videos

How do I use the course?

Oratastic NorFon has individual clients and enterprise clients.

Individual clients

  • At the registration link, click the button “Take this Course”.
  • During the registration process, you will need to enter your payment information. We use the online payment processing system Stripe.
  • You will also need to enter your email address, your name and your nickname.
  • In the case of successful payment, the course will become available to you.
  • You will be charged automatically every 31 days, counting from the day of your registration.
  • You can finish the course and unsubscribe at any time here. You will need to fill in a simple form with your name, e-mail address, and (optionally) your evaluation of the course. After submitting this form, your data will be deleted from Oratastic.

Feel free to ask us (info@oratastic.eu) if anything is unclear, or if there are problems with payments – we will do our best to assist you!

Enterprise clients

Enterprises can obtain access for groups of students. To do this:

  • Send us the information (info@oratastic.eu) about your enterprise (name of company/organisation, contact person, address), the number of students, a list of their emails, and the access time necessary for them, e.g. 6 months – or feel free to ask us anything you need to know about a potential agreement.
  • After the agreement and your payment to us, we issue you with a list of access vouchers for your students. This will consist of the student nicknames and voucher passcodes.
  • Each of your students can begin their usage time at their convenience; the “counter” starts on the day of their registration.
  • Access to the course for each student will end after the agreed time.

Course authors

Gatis Pāvils

Project Manager, Website Developer

Snorre Karkkonen Svenson

Lead Content Creator

Arciom Savucin

Video Editor, Website Developer

Valeriy Pavlov

Website Programmer

Marta

Marta Roķe

Content Creator

Andrea Romanzi

Content Creator

Alise Birnbauma

Content Creator