I was born in Norway in 1958. Since 1999, I have been living in Madeira, Portugal.
My interests are many; music, photography, art, animals, nature, gardening, healthy food.....
Search for me online by name or Norwegian Online Teacher.
My academic background is in music and pedagogy from the Norwegian State Academy of Music, with some extra from Berklee Collage of Music in Boston, USA.
I have many years of experience as a musician, teaching music and musical instruments.
Teaching language is closely related to teaching music.
I am teaching Norwegian online at Folkeuniversitetet Øst, Lingu Norge, and privately. I have also been teaching Norwegian at Berlitz Virtual Classroom (BVC) for a couple of years. Now I work as Lead Instructor - Recruitment and Training at BVC, meaning I'm recruiting, hiring and training people to become good Berlitz language teachers.
I love to teach my language! That's why you can find me here at Verbalplanet!
My teaching approach is "learning by speaking". Speaking a lot rather than cramming grammar and vocabulary from a book. However, we may also need material to work with. Depending on student's need, this material could be the same as the material being used for immigrants to Norway.
Maybe you do not speak one word of Norwegian. Maybe you just want to practice speaking, or need grammar corrections.
Lessons are customized to fit the student's need, with the reason why they want to learn Norwegian in mind: For work, daily life etc.
1) lessons must be paid through PayPal after booking.
2) lessons booked and paid WILL NOT BE REFUNDED, but may be rescheduled;
3) in case of cancellation less than 24 hrs before the lesson is due to begin, RESCHEDULING WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE.
Excellent 1st lesson, look forward to the next
Very good clear explanation.
Good explanation of some more technical stuff. Very patient.
Positive first lesson. Good grammar explanations. Clear and easy to understand spoken language.