Item description for NORWEGIAN in 10 minutes a day® with CD-ROM (10 Minutes a Day) by Kristine K. Kershul, Katrine V. Grove & Troy Storfjell...
Overview NORWEGIAN in 10 minutes a day(R) with CD-ROM This book/CD-ROM combo is the perfect blend of education and entertainment. Full of interactive study tools such as Sticky Labels and Flash Cards, plus cut-out menu guides, it'll have you saying "god dag" before you know it! Perfect for travelers and students of any age!
Publishers Description Who knew learning Norwegian could be so much fun? A new interactive CD-ROM now comes with the ever-popular NORWEGIAN i]in 10 minutes a day /i] sup]R /sup] Book making it faster and easier to speak Norwegian It's the perfect blend of education and entertainment. Full of interactive activities and useful study tools such as Sticky Labels and cut-out menu guides, it'll have you saying "god dag" in no time Perfect for travelers and students of any age
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75" Weight: 0.94 lbs.
Release Date Jul 15, 2007
Publisher Bilingual Bo Inc.
Series 10 Minutes A Day
ISBN 1931873089 ISBN13 9781931873086
Availability 0 units.
More About Kristine K. Kershul, Katrine V. Grove & Troy Storfjell
Kristine K. Kershul blends her experience as a teacher, world traveler and language scholar to create a playful, innovative way to learn and use a new language. Teacher As an expert linguist, Kristine spent ten years teaching German at universities in the United States and in Europe. World Traveler An adventurous spirit, Kristine has explored more than 100 countries, from Bhutan to Zimbabwe, and almost every exotic locale in between. She understands the problems that all travelers encounter, regardless of which country they are visiting. She knows first-hand how languages can open doors to new adventures, new friends and different cultures. Language Scholar Kristine completed her undergraduate and graduate studies while living in Heidelberg, Germany. She then received a second Master's Degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara and subsequently, did her Doctoral studies in Medieval German Languages and Literature. In addition to German, she also speaks a number of other languages ranging from Arabic to Swahili. A Colorful Background Kristine's fascination for languages began as a child growing up in a tri-lingual household in Oregon, where Croatian, Danish and English were spoken. Kristine's natural gift for languages opened doors outside the academic world. She worked as a bilingual travel guide in Europe and later, as a translator at the U.S. Embassy in Germany. On A Personal Note Kristine's passion for travel, foreign languages and new cultures continues to take her around the world. One never knows where she'll venture to next - Namibia, Laos or Guyana. Kristine is a licensed pilot, a certified diver and an avid downhill skier. She enjoys competitive horseback riding and playing the piano. She makes her home in both Seattle, Washington and in Cape Town, South Africa.
Kristine K. Kershul currently resides in Santa Barbara Seattle, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about NORWEGIAN in 10 minutes a day® with CD-ROM (10 Minutes a Day)?
not so good Mar 10, 2008
This book could be good for a very new learner, but I think you could get more out of a travel pocket guide. The Cd is a waste of time, you just move around labels but dont fill in anything or utilize your actual memory, it's more guessing. The stickers do not stick to anything well, not even paper but especially not my cat or my dog which they have stickers for, rediculously enough. They even said "Get creative" and if I stuck it to my milk or my oil, I guess that only gives two weeks to memorize it, which I could do without the stickers. Where do you stick "How are you?" I question some of the pronounciations as I have been to Norway and pronounce kj more sh/ch than hy. So i'm definitely not at all impressed, I'd also recommend studying more than ten minutes to learn any language seriously.
Good cheater notes to put around your flat. Overall a good self study book. Jan 1, 2008
Has stickers for putting around the house. Practical when you want to learn the language fast.
Great Book Sep 9, 2007
I bought this book for my boyfriend who had recently been to Norway and fell in love with the language and wanted to learn. He has told me only wonderful things about it and uses it every day. He says it is easy to follow and provides for great practice. He has even been able to hold a conversation with his Norweigan friend quite well since using it. I would highly recommend this book.
Where you should start! May 25, 2007
My boyfriend, who is from Norway, willingly speaks great English to communicate with me. So I figured, why not do the same for him? At first I tried Teach Yourself, but that was wayyyy too difficult for me at the time, so I decided a beginners workbook like this would be best. Yes, this is a WORKBOOK... it reminds me of Elementary/Junior High school, but remember when you had to write down things over and over? And you remembered it well? That's how this book works.
We looked through a bunch of books, with and without the help of Audio CDs. He thought this would be a nice book to start with, and then move on to a higher level. I bought a used, older edition of this book (1988), so I wasn't sure what to expect... but he promised me everything is more or less the same now. I know this to be true because I tried a few phrases and sure enough, he understood me!
Since I'm used to hearing him try to vocally teach me, I was more ready for the pronunciations of the words and phrases than if I'd never heard them before. I'd recommend actually HEARING Norwegian first before you try to read the pronunciations above the words, or else you might be really confused! In the instruction paragraphs, they will substitute a Norwegian word for an English word (Example: "Use these *nummer* on a *daglig* basis. Count to yourself *på norsk*...") This can either help or not, depending on whether you're good at remembering words that suddenly occur in another language.
Whenever I come across a new word I write it a lot in pencil near it. It helps. But that's just what I do. In yellow boxes on the bottom of each page are words that are easy to learn because they're similar to English. The stickers and flashcards are very cute and helpful, though you may have a difficult time finding where to put some of the stickers! It also has a neat menu and a small glossary of all the words/phrases you learn in the book.
I'd definitely recommend this book to absolute beginners, and keep it for reference, but then move on to a higher-level audiobook like Teach Yourself or Pimsleur so things will be more familiar to you, which is what I intend to do once I finish this book!
Good Beginning Study Guide for the Dedicated Learner Oct 3, 2006
"Norwegian in 10 Minutes a day" is designed for the person who is self-motivated enough to devote at least ten minutes a day to the lessons and who is familar enough with the study of foreign languages to pick one up without outside coaching. The study guide is highly portable and can be used anytime the student has the opportunity.
The guide covers the basics of the Norwegian language in a self-paced manner. Dedicated study should enable the traveler to Norway to acculmulate a basic vocabulary sufficient to read signs, menus, and other public displays, handle money, and to ask and answer simple questions. The lack of an audio feature with this guide would make it pretty challenging to master conversational Norwegian without resort to other training materials, classroom instruction, or practice with someone already familar with spoken Norwegian.
This guide is highly recommended to the beginner in Norwegian looking for a basic introduction to the language, and to the student with some pre-existing familarity with Norwegian who is looking for a refresher course.