Colloquial Norwegian: A complete language course (Colloquial Series) 0th Edition
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the dialogs on the CDs. They present some speakers with really pretty and/or varied dialects. There is a reasonable amount of practice (could have been more, though). The grammar, although presented in a rather bizarre fashion at times, is pretty comprehensive (more on this in a moment).
I did not like:
the vocabulary presented in each chapter is not well-documented. You have to continually flip back and forth to the glossary. New words are at times not documented anywhere at all. The grammar is presented haphazardly. It's not what is presented--that is explained really well, actually--but it is the order in which it's presented. There is no logical pattern or progression that I could see. It's as if the author woke up each morning when writing this book and picked concepts for the day out of a hat or something. I just like to see a bit more organization!
All in all, this isn't a bad book. But in my opinion it suffers from some bad presentation choices and skimpiness in vocabulary documentation. If these things were cleared up, it might well be the best out there for Norwegian, because I do think it covers a bit more ground than either Teach Yourself or Beginner's Norwegian--some editing revisions and this could be an excellent book. But, as it stands... 3.49 stars.
I also am reading the Living Learning Norwegian book. I find that easier if you don't have a native speaker to help you.
But Colloquial Norwegian helps to conjugate the nouns etc. I personally use both books.
originally this book was sold with 2 60 min cassettes ("two 60 min cassettes are available to accompany... "), i don't think they still sell them.
They are only very few lessons and exercises that do match. It is however a painful experience .This fact is not advertised anywhere. I consider this a big mistake and a misleading offer.That is why I
am not giving any star to this item (I am forced by the system to show a rating, so I am giving one star).I feel strongly about this and Amazon should proceed to correct the way these items are presented. If you want to have a good head start at Norwegian I do recommend the
Pimsleur Method. You can learn more about the product in [ ... ] (a Division of Amazon).I purchased/downloaded the complete course of 30 lessons.IT's GOOD STUFF
Top international reviews
It would be nice if the colloquial series had the same conversations in each language book. That would make it easier to see the differences in theses similar languages. On the whole - a good buy.