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Norwegian practice in Oslo

The Norwegian practice, "Norsktrening", is a place where you can practice your Norwegian with others who are also learning the language.

NB: Because of the coronavirus, norwegian practive will be closed until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we all have to do what we can to stop the spread of the virus.

Information about the Corona Virus

If you are looking for information about the Corona Virus in English or other languages, here are some good websites from Norwegian officials:

Here you can find information from the Oslo municipality (Oslo Kommune)

Here you can find information about self-quarantine and Islolation (Folkehelseinstituttet)

Do you need help with your spoken Norwegian? come to our Norwegian Practice or "Norsktrening". This is not a language course, but simply a place to practice your Norwegian with others.

What is Norwegian practice?

Norwegian practice is an opportunity to come and practice spoken Norwegian in groups lead by a volunteer. The volunteers are not Norwegian teachers, so this is not a Norwegian language course. You will be placed in a group depending on your level in Norwegian, so that you get to practice with people on the same level as you. This gives you the opportunity to practice what you already know, as well as learning new  words and expressions. Every group is lead by a volunteer who speaks Norwegian. Volunteers use pictures, games and exersises to help the group practice their language skills. 

Who can come to Norwegian practice?

Norwegian practice is an activity for everyone above 18 years of age who wishes to practice their Norwegian. You can come to Norwegian practice even if your Norwegian is very limited. You do not have to sign up to join, but we recommend arriving early. There are a lot of people who are interested in the activity, and a limited amount of space.

Digital Norwegian practice

What is Digital Norsktrening?

Digital Norsktrening is an opportunity to practice spoken Norwegian in small groups online. The groups are led by a volunteer who speaks Norwegian (not a Norwegian teacher, as this is not a language course). You will be placed in a group depending on your Norwegian level so that you get to practice with other people at the same level as you. We use the digital platoform Zoom.

Who can praticipate?

Digital Norsktrening is open for anyone who is above 18 years old and wants to practice spoken Norwegian online. You need a pc, a tablet or a smartphone with a microphone and camera, and internet connection to participate.

You need to sign up in advance and you can sign up here.


Mondays 17.00-18.00
Tuesdays 12.00-13.00 and 17.00-18.00
Saturdays 12.00-13.00

Contact information

Phone: 911 98 339
E-mail: norsktrening.oslo@redcross.no

Where and when is Norsktrening?

You can download and print ut the opening hours here

Christian Krohgs gt. 2

Saturdays:11:00 –13:00 and 13:00 – 15:00
Tuesdays:11:00 –13:00 

Deichmanske bibliotek, Majorstuen

Tuesdays: 17:00 – 19:00

Deichmanske bibliotek, Grünerløkka

Mondays 17:00 – 19:00 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Norwegian Language Practice at Deichmanske Library Grünerløkka is temporarily closed. It opens on April 1st.

Furuset bibliotek og aktivitetshus

Tuesdays 17:00 – 19:00


OBS: The Norwegian practice that used to be held at Deichmanske Hovedbibliotek on Tuesdays is temporarily closed. The reason is that the mail library is moving to Bjørvika. We will start up in the new location sometime this spring.


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