Norwegian Language

The Norwegian language is considered a Germanic language, and it can be studied at schools with Norwegian, Scandinavian and Germanic language departments. Learn more about relevant education and career options here.

Inside the Norwegian Language

Students in a Norwegian language program learn to speak, read and write in Norwegian. They also learn important historical and cultural facts about Norway and its neighbors within Scandinavia, including Sweden and Denmark. Norwegian is part of the North Germanic language family, related to Swedish, Danish and Icelandic.

Education Information

In Norway, there are two official written languages: Norwegian Bokmaal and Norwegian Nynorsk. Students can study either or both languages as part of a degree program in Norwegian studies, Germanic languages or Scandinavian studies. Other educational options for those interested in learning Norwegian language include an undergraduate minor in Norwegian and graduate degrees in international business with a concentration in Scandinavian countries. The articles shown below offer more information about degree programs in this field.

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