This stand-alone, all-audio course can be used by those who have little or no knowledge of the language, by those who want
to learn or brush up basic conversation skills, and by more advanced learners who require extra audio material to complement
their current courses. The ten units or 'conversations' cover the situations you are most likely to find yourself in while
on holiday or on business abroad. They are divided into two parts, with a dialogue in each part. The dialogue in Part 2 reuses
the vocabulary and phrases from Part 1 in a slightly different context. Both parts start with an introduction to the words
and phrases you'll need, followed by the dialogue. Finally it's 'Over to you': you take part in the same dialogues following
the English prompts, playing all the roles in turn. So you get lots of opportunity to practise! Frequent track markers divide
the CDs up into short, easy-to-use clips. Vocabulary and phrases in the first two CDs are kept to the basics and are introduced
gradually with lots of opportunity to repeat and practise, to improve your confidence in both speaking and understanding.
The third CD concentrates on helping you improve your understanding, so that you will be able to hold two-way conversations
with people who speak very fast or use words and phrases you do not know. The course comes on three 75-minute CDs and has
an accompanying 48-page booklet which gives the dialogues and the translations of the dialogues, for those who like to see
the written word or want additional practice. The booklet also provides a basic glossary of the words and phrases used. This
is the perfect complement to 'Teach Yourself Norwegian' and, like it, is written in Bokmal. Bokmal is the standard Norwegian
language, used by approximately 85% of Norwegians. It has developed from the Dano-Norwegian, originating during the 400 or
so years when Norway was part of Denmark.