My name is Paul, and I am a University Lecturer in Norwegian. I am also a Political Scientist. 2018-2020 I was University Lecturer in Norwegian at the Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Strasbourg, where I taught Norwegian as a foreign language on the department´s bachelor program. I was also member of a university organisation committee for a pan-European conference. 2015-2017 I was a University Lecturer in Norwegian at a renowned Polish university, where I taught Norwegian grammar, literature and culture on the department´s bachelor´s and master´s levels. I have proofread and copyedited numerous student essays, bachelor´s theses, master´s theses and a PhD dissertation. Moreover, I have worked as a professional proofreader and copyeditor for the Swedish company Teknosell.
I speak Norwegian, Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, English and French. I´m a passionate academic and a dedicated teacher.
MPhil, University of Oslo 2011 (religious studies)
MA, University of Agder 2010 (political science)
BA, University of Agder, 2009 (history, Norwegian)
BA, University of Oslo, 2006 (urdu)
BA, University of Bergen, 2000 (art history)
Private language schools:
Landour Language School, Mussoorie, India. Urdu language studies. 2004, 2006.
Don Quijote Language School, Granada, Spain. Spanish language studies. 2007.
University Lecturer, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Strasbourg. Strasbourg. 2018-2020.
University Lecturer, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Poznan. Poznan. 2015-2017
Proofreader/copyeditor, Teknosell. Poznan. 2015-2016.
Writer/ Theme Editor/ Journalist, Stat og styring, Scandinavian University Press. Oslo. 2008-2013
International human rights research
Investigative journalist trainee, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. Sarajevo. 2012.
Research trainee, Human Rights Centre, University of Sarajevo. Sarajevo. 2012.
Trainee, Amnesty International Norway. Oslo, 2010-2012.
Teacher, Adult education. Kristiansand 2009.
Teacher, Norwegian high school. Kristiansand. 2008-2009
Teacher, Norwegian middle school. Kristiansand. 2001-2002/2010
Teacher, Norwegian primary school. Kristiansand 1999-2005
Through in depth comparative language studies - and wide teaching experience from European universities - I understand how languages work, and more importantly, how to acquire them. Through teaching Norwegian at university level for years I am able to design a step-by-step language program that will benefit rapid language acquisition and comprehensive learning. My teaching style is dialogical, warm and welcoming. I want you to feel at ease with the process and I want us to explore Norwegian language together.