Is English spoken widely in Norway?
The vast majority of Norwegians speak English in addition to Norwegian – and generally on a very high level. Many university degree programmes and courses are taught in English.
Are Norwegians good at speaking English?
Millennial and Gen Z Norwegians will be especially good in English from Internet influences, since their small population size means they’ll generally use a lot of English websites and join English-speaking communities, since large Norwegian Internet communities are very few.
What percentage of Norwegians are fluent in English?
The percentage of Norwegians that speak English is around 90%. This almost exclusively references Norwegians who speak it as a second language. To compare, 95% of Norwegians speak Norwegian as their mother tongue. English by far has the highest percentage of second language speakers in Norway.
Is it rude to speak English in Norway?
Addressing people in English is not considered rude in Norway nor in any of the other Nordic countries. Be aware however, that it would be considered rude in many other countries where the knowledge of English is less common (France in particular).
Do Norwegians like foreigners?
Do Norwegians like foreigners? – Quora. Historically, and in general, Norwegians are xenophobic. Geographically, we are positioned on the outskirts of the world, and are not used to close neighbours. Many Norwegians even consider Swedes as strange.
Is Norwegian a dying language?
Dying languages of Norway
Four languages are considered dying in Norway, from least-threatened to most-threatened: Kven (a Finnic language), Norwegian Traveller (a language using elements from both Norwegian and Romani), Pite Sámi (which is nearly extinct).
Why do Norwegians sound British?
The people that speak with very British accents are however often closer being “perfect native” speakers. This very likely comes down to how they generally use English. It is more common for Norwegians to go to the UK than the US, as flights to the UK are cheaper.
Can I live in Norway without speaking Norwegian?
There is no legal requirement for anyone to learn Norwegian to live in Norway, at least on a temporary basis. Obtaining permanent residence or citizenship is a whole different ball game, and you’ll need documented proof of language ability to claim those statuses.
English in Sweden
We start with Sweden, which is possibly the most proficient of all the Scandinavian countries in terms of English fluency. It showed up as the top country in the world in a 2018 study by Education First that ranked countries by English skills.