This is the Old West Norse language primer for the lay person. It tackles Old Norse as if it were still the living language it was in the past and shares many characteristics with language-learning materials of modern day languages.
By the end of it, the student should have no trouble with reading and comprehending the vast bulk of the old Sagas or the Eddas from the original texts. Though most of the fun in learning a language is for using it, and this is the book that makes that the most accessible. Highly recommended.