This guide begins with a thoughtful analysis of the historical roots of the Norwegian language. Tips on how to study Norwegian and the rudiments of pronunciation provide learners with the basic tools for self-instruction. Each of the 13 lessons is designed with the novice language learner in mind, and moves from day-to-day dialogue to a comprehensive breakdown of the grammatical elements contained in the previous dialogue. Important cultural notes give a context to the user, while exercises reinforce newly acquired concepts and terminology at the end of each chapter. The appendix contains an English-Norwegian/Norwegian-English glossary, commonly heard Norwegian expressions, and a key to the exercises.Ziukaite-Hansen, Laura is the author of 'Beginner's Norwegian', published 2005 under ISBN 9780781810432 and ISBN 0781810434.