Fun Activities For Seniors
Staying active is the key to a healthy life!
Norwegian Lessons for Seniors and Beginners
Like Swedish and Danish, Norwegian is a Germanic language derived from Old Norse, the language spoken across Scandinavia, and the Nordic settlements from which Vikings originated. Due to the fact that Norwegian is a Germanic language, it is one of the easiest languages to learn for native English speakers. It is estimated that there are approximately 5 million Norwegian speakers in the world, with the vast majority of them living in Norway. Although relatively few people natively speak the language, Norwegian has always been a popular second language to learn in the U.S., most likely due to the large number of U.S. citizens with Norwegian heritage.
It's Never Too Late to Learn a New Language!
Learning to speak a new language such as Norwegian is a great activity for seniors. Research has shown that learning a second language can decrease the risk of developing dementia and improve social skills. Also, if you have plans to visit Norway, learning to speak the native language will certainly help make your trip all the more rewarding and enjoyable. Whether you are completely new to Norwegian, are wanting to explore your Nordic roots, or simply want to do some brushing up on the language, watching the instructional videos listed below is the best place to start your journey!