Our history

The story of Lingu started in the non-profit organization KIA, which works with integration and Norwegian education. The founders Edward Milsom and Odd Bjerga worked in this organization and came into contact with talented and resourceful people from many different countries.

The idea of Lingu arose in this context of migration and communication, and human talents.

Founder Odd Bjerga

Odd Bjerga CEO · Lingu

  • 2008

    company founded

  • 1691

    active students now

  • 5,758

    students last year

  • 28,883

    classes taught last year

16 years with Lingu

Lingu is celebrating 16 years in business in 2023. Here is a short timeline with our most important milestones on the road, to where we stand today.

  • «Hello, World!»

    Gründerne Ed Milsom og Odd Bjerga lanserte nettsiden lingu.no 16. des 2008 og dette markerer vi som vår "fødselsdag". Den første nettsiden ble designet av Favo. Besøk den første indekserte versjonen av lingu.no på Wayback Machine.

    16 Dec, 2008