Tips på hvordan du skal klare dine språkmål i 2020
Begynnelsen på det nye året er en perfekt anledning til å lage deg noen gode språkmål. I denne episoden deler vi noen tips om hvordan du kan oppnå dem på best mulig måte.Published on Friday, January 17, 2020 by Camilla Cahill
How to get through the darkest month of the year.
"Mørketiden perfectly sums up the first half of winter, which lasts from the beginning of October to early January. In these months it's still wet and often accompanied by freakish storms. Any snowfall is washed away and so the only light to contrast the darkness is provided by twinkling Christmas lights from the city streets. It is oh, so dark! In this week's episode we bring optimism and hope to the darkest month of the year as Lucy and Lucia explain the scandinavian tradition of St.Lucia and her gruesome sister Lussi. We also investigate how light-deprivation can affect your body and mind.Published on Friday, December 13, 2019 by Camilla Cahill
Tradisjoner i endring?
Norwegian Christmas food is a strong reminder of just how important traditional preservation techniques such as fermenting, pickling, salting, curing and smoking meat and fish were in order to survive the harsh winters. Before the discovery of oil, the country was poor and reliant on sustenance fishing and farming. Within that construct there was still plenty of room for innovation, creativity and the ability to ensure that everything could and should be eaten. In this weeks episode Ingrid, Elise and Jonas talk about traditional yuletide cuisine, Smalahove, Pinnekjøtt and Lutefisk. Jay, Tristan and Jimmy talk about their experiences with Nordic xmas food and the growing interest in alternatives to the traditional meat, fat and salt heavy dishes.Published on Friday, December 06, 2019 by Camilla Cahill
Galskap og gode historier fra det norske julebordet
It may be surprising to see just how extroverted and sociable Norwegians can be with a few Aquavitas under their belt. Julebord is considered by many to be the absolute peak of Norwegian drinking culture. This week’s episode deals with the «do’s» and «dont’s» of the Christmas office party, «fylleangst», and why Norwegians often suffer the day after office festivities. Also, Urara from Osaka adds perspective as she talks about the corporate drinking culture in Japan.Published on Friday, November 29, 2019 by Camilla Cahill
Hva er reglene og hvordan er man høflig på norsk?
It is easy to feel slightly bewildered when trying to adapt to the mannerisms of Norwegians, and it is easy to feel challenged when interacting with the people themselves for the first time. In this week's episode, Matt from Britain and Margret from Iceland talk about their experiences with being polite up north, and Pia chimes in with some sturdy advice about how to avoid mixing up the word "please" with politeness!Published on Friday, November 22, 2019 by Camilla Cahill
Er det forskjell på hvordan man banner i Norge?
Strong language is common to many cultures but Norway has a wide variety of dialects, and the same is true of their use of salty expletives. Listen to this weeks episode to find out more about how to curse in Norwegian and how Norwegians themselves feel about cursing. Listening discretion is advised.Published on Friday, November 15, 2019 by Camilla Cahill
Episode #1: Seks pedagoger deler sine beste tips
Not all of us learn language in the same way. A key factor for all however, is to be fearless, particularly if you need to speed up your language skills while living in Norway. The good news is that every language learner has something to gain from listening to our podcast and here are a few good reasons why podcast listening will benefit your process.Published on Friday, November 08, 2019 by Camilla Cahill