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Sara Kristine Sortland Nes
Sara is a Norwegian teacher at Lingu. She loves both teaching and learning languages, and strives to make her classes interesting, efficient and inclusive. She holds a BA in Middle East studies, and besides teaching she has experience from political work and activism. In addition to language learning, she enjoys singing classical choir works and dancing salsa.
Jeg elsker å undervise portugisisk! Jeg er utdannet lærer, med portugisisk og engelsk som spesialfelt. Jeg er også reiseleder og sertifisert guide i Brasil og Norge, og har stor kunnskap om kultur og destinasjoner i begge land. Jeg er født i Rio de Janeiro, og har bodd i Oslo siden 2010. Blant kundene mine finner man store oljeselskaper, Olje- og energidepartementet og Utenriksdepartementet.
For most people, support services doesn’t sound very interesting. For him, it is a passion been chasing for 7 years. Gagan has spent time learning everything there is to know about the administration industry from 2013 and is currently applying this knowledge and is responsible for administration & support.
I am an English-language editor, writer, and instructor with a background in the social sciences and 17 years’ experience helping people from around the world develop their ideas and shape their language to better reach their target audiences. As an American with an Italian passport who has lived abroad in Norway and France for many years, I have great respect for anyone trying to write and speak in their non-native language, particularly when it comes to academic content. I'm therefore happy to be able to help students achieve their goals in this arena!
Mary har allsidig kompetanse og erfaring fra pedagogisk arbeid med barn, ungdom og voksne. Hun har formell kompetanse innenfor både spesialpedagogikk, kultur og estetikk, religion og språk. Mary har både arbeidet med språkopplæring i grunnskolen og med kultur- og språkopplæring for flerspråklige voksne.
Nora Wifstad is a Norwegian teacher with an interest in social agendas and integration. She believes it is important to be able to socialize using the Norwegian language. Nora also has a background as a musician and conductor. Nora can help you improve your pronunciation. She speaks Norwegian and English
Odd Eirik Broen
Odd Eirik has 4 years of teacher education from Høgskolen i Innlandet. He has worked as a teacher in Norwegian, English, Math and Social Science in elementary school. He has worked as a teacher in Norwegian in both lower and upper grades, and as a special educator in Norwegian for small groups. Odd Eirik has studied Norsk som andrespråk at OsloMet and plans on studying more pedagogy in 2021/22. He loves working at Lingu with his great, professional colleagues. He has worked as a teacher in different schools and another language center, but nothing compares to working at Lingu.
Jeg elsker å undervise, og spesielt for fremmedspråklige! Min utdannelse er lærer med spesialfelt innen norsk og samfunn, i tillegg til pedagogikk. Jeg har tatt sosialpedagogikk på Universitet i Oslo. I 2017 begynt jeg å studere Norsk som andrespråk, og er ferdig i utgangen av 2018. Min store interesse er å være sammen med mennesker fra andre land. Selv har jeg bodd i utlandet flere år, og har kjennskap til flere ulike kulturer. Jeg driver også med skreddervirksomhet og bunadssøm.
Maria Smith Fredriksen
Although Maria is from the far east of Norway, she really likes the mountains and the sea in Rogaland. She has a higher degree in Nordic languages and literature, and loves to discover new things related to languages. Maria is concerned with having good quality teaching, and that this is best achieved by everyone feeling safe and well. In her free time, Maria likes to play music. She plays organ and accordion, among other things.
Paul is an experienced teacher of English, teaching both in Norway and overseas (Sudan) for the last 11 years, with a background in Investment banking and stockbroking. He aims to enable students to go back to basics and to learn English grammar in a fun and positive manner, whilst at the same time giving students the confidence to use English in a workplace and social setting. Paul specialises in Business English and IELTS/ToEFL preparation.
Jeg har undervist i norsk som andrespråk siden 2009 og er like glad i jobben min nå, som jeg var for 10 år siden. Jeg legger vekt på at undervisningen skal være så variert og levende som mulig for at kursdeltakerne skal synes det er gøy å lære norsk. Jeg snakker spansk, engelsk og selvfølgelig norsk!
Tine is a Norwegian teacher at Lingu. She has a teacher education from the University of Agder and a specialisation in teaching Norwegian as a second language. She is a friendly and enthusiastic teacher who loves to activate her students, make them feel comfortable and let them talk a lot of Norwegian. When Tine is not teaching, you might see her driving along the coast in Stavanger in a yellow campervan, with her surfboard, looking for waves. She also loves to hike and in 2018 she walked through all of Norway, from North Cape to Lindesnes.
Erik is our Operation Manager for Kompetansepluss. This means that Erik manages our contact with companies and authorities concerning work related Norwegian courses nationwide. For Erik work is personal. He seeks smiles, laughter and inspiration in his work. He is openminded with a strong belief in giving people the best circumstances for their work. Erik enjoys mountains and water, ice cream and coffee. As well as literature and movies, paintings and jazz.
Hei, Jeg er vikar i Lingu Stavanger. Jeg jobber med AMO-kurs og tar noen kveldskurser i samfunnskunnskap. Trives veldig godt i Lingu med de varierte og spennende oppgavene som, en dag i Lingu er aldri lik og det passer meg veldig fint. På siden driver jeg for meg selv som sminkør. Min utdanning er siviløkonom men jeg trives best med mennesker og har derfor valgt å i denne retningen.
Agnes works as Lingu's Head of Customer Service and Consumer Sales. She is half British half Polish. Educated in Business Management and Law, at London’s Open University, she has worked within the corporate area of the financial capital world of the City of London, as well as in the financial public sector directly in the British Government, specialising in risk assessment. Agnes's professional passions include sales, business development, project management, revenue-related planning, marketing, and all customer-related areas. After work, Agnes usually spends time with her family, her dogs, and cats, and driving her car. She loves swimming and yoga, which both calm her soul. Very energetic at work, a natural optimist, who loves relaxed, quiet time in her after-work life. She believes in dreaming big, and feels, that if you really want something it will always land straight on your life path. She also believes that life success means full happiness in both the work area as well as personal life.
Odd er gründeren bak og lederen for Lingu. Han er opptatt av å utforske nye måter å lære språk på eller undervise på, og sette det i et system som både utfordrer etablerte sannheter og omdefinerer horisonten av hva som er mulig. Hans overbevisning er at teknologi og pedagogikk må flettes sammen slik at språklæring kan bli enklere og mer motiverende i det lange løp. Å lære et nytt språk tar et helt liv, men for et gøy liv det er! Favorittspråk: persisk.
Astrid is a teacher in A1-B2. She is a highly experienced and competent in language training for adult immigrants, - and as a teacher in elementary school. Astrid has also been a consultant and coach for the food industry. Travelling and working abroad are her interest. Beekeeping, bike and hike trips are fun too.
Tharald Bull Strømnes
Tharald is a former archaeologist who has excavated and lived in multiple pats of Norway and the world. He developed an interest in language teaching after marrying a Turkish woman and teaching her Norwegian. He has since studied pedagogy and Nordic language and literature. Tharald has always been passionate about history and literature, language, and communication. Both from previously having to assimilate himself into other cultures and having to help loved ones do the same in Norway, he understands and appreciates the values of getting a good education in language and culture.
Tor comes from Rogaland and is our Tech Support Lead and is currently also studying his bachelors degree in Digital Forensics. He's passionate about helping others and likes to share his knowledge where he can! As a part of the job he is also interested in tech and computers on a hobby basis as well and in his spare time he likes to test out new things that comes on the market. He has worked tech support for Apple, HP and IBM over many years and brings with him a fresh point of view. Other things he likes is camping and relaxing with a interesting book.
Tatjana Pejchinovska works in Lingu as Customer Service Advisor. She comes from Macedonia, where she got her Bachelor's Degree in Law, followed by 8 years of work in a legal field. After coming to Norway, she ended up working at Lingu and she adores her new lively role. Tatjana loves languages, and speaks several of them. She also loves learning and gaining new skills. She is a workaholic, always happy to help. She is known for a positive, friendly attitude. She loves the customers and is always there to provide the best professional advice when it comes to the educational path. In her free time she really enjoys living in Norway with her husband and three wonderful kids. ‘Life is beautiful here’- says Tatjana.
She has worked with and for people her whole life. Some years ago she made her best decision ever – she wanted to use all her energy helping people to improve their Norwegian skills. Gro took some continuing education; like Norwegian as a second language, writing- and reading skills for adults and digital skills. At Lingu she is working with Kompetanse Pluss and love being a member of the content team 💓. She is convinced that this is the best job to have! Gro brings laughter and joy into the lessons and her compassion for teaching is visible. Alpha 🐶 and Gro are often seen on a forest trip – they both love it.
Tone Larssen is educated as an ordinary teacher. In addition she is educated as a teacher in "norwegian as a second language" and in mathematics, and she has a PhD in educatonal sciences. She has long experience as a teacher for students who are blind or partially sighted, and as an adviser and course-holder for teachers for the same students in ordinary schools, and as a teacher and course-holder for teachers at master programs (for special needs) at Universitet i Oslo and at NTNU (Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet).
Siri Anette Berge Syvaldsen
I am a committed teacher with an educational background from Art, Social studies, History and Norwegian. I have studied Pedagogy, Adult pedagogy and Norwegian as second language. As a Norwegian teacher I have had the pleasure of teaching for various groups of adults from different countries. I have worked with immigrants following the Introduction program, KPA-courses for employees in different companies and online courses on different levels from A1- C1. Teaching for me is a process. I tailor the courses for each group and the working life for the employees in the KPA-courses. Creativity is always important for me in this process as well as creating an interest in learning for the students. Adult teaching is very interesting and inspiring. I get to meet people from different countries with various cultural backgrounds. It expands my horizon. I am also an Art-teacher and artist. I have taught at many drawing-courses for adults and young people, and experience from Elementary school.
Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Yngvil er to-språklig og har bodd i Storbritannia, Canada og USA i mange år. Hennes formelle utdannelse og yrkesbakgrunn er innen språkvitenskap, teater og musikk. Men hobbyene hennes er økonomi, juss, internasjonal politikk og interkulturell kommunikasjon. Så 50t samfunnskunskap er midt i blinken for Yngvil! Hun har undervist online og i klasserom i over ti år. Yngvil is an experienced immigrant herself; she has lived and worked in the UK, Canada and USA. When not teaching, she is busy playing music, researching economics and politics or saving the world.
Anne Elin Haraldsen
Anne Elin is from Bergen and teaches Norwegian to both classes and individuals. She is a qualified teacher of general education and has a master's degree in education from the University of Bergen. In addition, she has a post-graduate qualification in teaching Norwegian as a second language, also from the University of Bergen. Anne Elin began teaching at Lingu in 2019 after several years of teaching in other schools and since then she has lots of fun and creative moments with her students helping them to achieve their goals in Norwegian. She firmly believes in sharing a lot of herself in her teaching and that learning should be enjoyable. Anne Elin has a creative streak and has worked as a professional interior designer. She also has a passion for astrology and has run her own consultancy in this field for the past 15 years. Anne Elin commutes between Bergen city and the countryside just north of Bergen. As of 2021 she is enjoying learning Italian. In addition she enjoys reading, hiking and creative projects, both inside and outside the home.
Kari Hennum is a speech therapist with a master’s degree in Special Needs Education. Kari has been working as a lecturer at Oslo College and she has been teaching Norwegian as a second language at the University of Oslo. As a speech therapist, she has a huge amount of experience in teaching Norwegian pronunciation. She feels privileged to meet people from all over the world and creates a great atmosphere in class, making it fun to learn! Kari speaks Norwegian, English and some Spanish.
12 års erfaring innen undervisning og kursholder for minoritetspråklige i grunnleggende norskopplæring for barn og voksne. Min sterkeste side er at jeg er veldig engasjert og kreativ i mitt felt, og er opptatt av å oppnå gode resultater i form av gode læreopplevelser for eleven. Jeg legger stor vekt på tilpasset læring for individuelle målgrupper, som har vært det grunnleggende for verktøysmodellene jeg har utviklet og praktisert i undervisningen. Jeg har som mål å jobbe etter prinsippene for god underveisvurdering og elevinvolvering. Har også god relasjonskompetanse og erfaring fra å skape samhold på klasse- og skolenivå.
Annette is one of our Norwegian teachers. She is passionate about teaching and always does so with a big smile. She has more than ten years of experience as a language teacher for adult learners, having taught both Spanish, English, and Norwegian. As a teacher, she is energetic and dynamic, but also very patient, taking the time necessary to explain things so every student understands. Annette has a degree from the University of Oslo, where she studied Norwegian for foreigners, Spanish and social anthropology. She loves to learn and considers herself an eternal student. Currently, she is getting a bachelor's degree in language and literature, a master's degree in English Linguistics, and is learning to speak Portuguese.
Ann Magritt Skogen
Ann-Magritt er kursholder i Bergen og har snart 9 års erfaring som lærer. Hun har jobbet både i ungdomsskolen og ved voksenopplæringen, og underviser i norsk og spansk. Å jobbe med undervisning av voksne innvandrere er virkelig drømmejobben hennes! Hun liker å møte nye mennesker og gi dem verktøyene som trengs for at de skal lært så raskt og godt som mulig. I timene er hun spesielt opptatt av å engasjere og aktivisere alle kursdeltakere og skape variert undervisning med høy kvalitet!
Malgorzata (or simply Gosia) is a Norwegian teacher, who has her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Norwegian philology and linguistics. She says teaching needs to be fun and creative, and she loves finding interesting facts about language! Did you know that the Norwegian word for "a wasp" (en veps) has the same origin as its polish version, "osa"? In her free time, she loves hiking, knitting and taking care of her plants.
Manuel works as Finance Manager at Lingu. He is from Puente Genil (Córdoba) in Spain where he has worked for many years as Finance Manager in different companies and sectors. As a good Spanish, Manuel has a colorful personality, he can sing, play guitar, make amazing tapas and has a big heart for his family and his homeland.
Marina is an experienced teacher of Russian, Norwegian and English as a foreign language. She gained her teaching degree in her native Russia, as well as in Norway and has a bachelor in economics and logistics from BI Handelshøyskolen in Norway. Her lessons are adapted to the specific learning requirements of her students and she applies a broad range of activities and methods to keep learners motivated and stimulated.
Emira Bajric Ellingsen
Adjunkt med tillegg Jeg er utdannet allmennlærer og i tillegg har jeg sosialpedagogikk, spesialpedagogikk og grunnleggende skrive og leseopplæring for voksne. Siden 2005 har jeg jobbet med minoritetsspråklige elever på alle nivåer. Jeg underviser også i norsk på ungdomstrinnet. Jeg er teamleder for norsk som andrespråk, spes. ped. koordinator, og kartlegger av nyankomne elever/ deltakere. Siste to år har jeg også jobber med realkompetansevurdering på grunnskolenivået. I tillegg jobber jeg som sensor på muntlig Norskprøve, nivå A2 - B1 og B1 - B2. Jeg synes at å jobbe som lærer er verdens beste jobb, og jeg stortrives. For meg er det viktig å se hver og en, finne deres ståsted og tilrettelegge undervisningen slik at de kan tilegne seg nye kunnskaper og stå på egne bein, etter hvert. Det at elevene lykkes, er min store motivasjon til å stå på videre. Jeg er opptatt av at undervisning er variert og at eleven får utfordringer i alle de fem grunnleggende ferdigheter. Jeg er glad i å være ute i naturen, lage god mat fra alle verdens kanter, og elsker musikk.
Mónica Otero Vidal
I am originally from Spain and Spanish is my mother tongue. I have always been interested in languages. I had the opportunity to live in various countries and meet different people, this inspired me to teach my native language and culture to others. My goal as a teacher is to create a fun and dynamic environment that motivates students to learn the language.
Anna is a teacher of Norwegian as a second language. She has worked as a teacher in Norwegian elementary school for 12 years, teaching different subjects to Norwegian children. She has a postgraduate course in Norwegian as a Second Language from the University of Bergen. Her greatest passion is learning languages, and although she cannot speak many, she loves to read in different languages. It also gives her an insight into how hard it is to master a new language.
Beate Valberg is a Norwegian teacher at Lingu. She believes learning should be fun and rewarding, and strives to create an inclusive learning environment. Beate is an educated teacher, and has studied Norwegian as a second language, English, Hungarian, history and religion. She has a genuine passion for languages. In her spare time, Beate loves singing, playing the guitar and the piano, as well as video games. Beate looks forward to having you as her student.
Margret is trained as a screenwriter, and has a MA in Education, with focus on ICT and learning. She also has PPU (Practical pedagogic for teacher) and has a 30stp in Norwegian as a second language. Margret enjoys teaching languages, and wants to achieve a good learning design in order to motivate and inspire. Margret has also been part of Lingu podcast team, that produced Unmuta. A podcast about digital teaching in language learning.
Siv Priscilla Selheim
Jeg er en stolt Lillehamring med 33 års erfaring som Siddis ;) Min karriere består av nær 30 år innen salg, service & ledelse med fokus på menneskene. Siden 2010 har jeg gründet og drevet egen business innen rekruttering, rådgivning & coaching. Jeg har studert coaching, selvledelse og emosjonell intelligens på B.I & er sertifisert NLP Master Practitioner med nær et ti års erfaring som coach & veileder. Relasjoner, de gode samtalene som inspirerer mennesker til å handle på drømmene sine, er det jeg brenner for. Når jeg får oppmuntre, utfordre og støtte team & individer gjennom personlig vekst & se de ta modige skritt inn i deres ønskede virkelighet, da er jeg i flytsonen. Ingenting gir meg større glede enn å se folk overkomme egne barrierer & oppdage at de hadde det de trengte for å starte prosessen.
Marit Vaula Rasmussen
Marit is a language teacher as well as an anthropologist. She got her degrees in social science, language and pedagogy from the Universities of Bergen and Oslo. Marit has been teaching a few years and really enjoys it, and she likes to make her students laugh to make them learn. She is liked by her students for her supportive approach towards learning. In her spare time, Marit likes to spend time fishing by her family cabin, when she is not hiking or giving her dancing shoes a spin.
I hold two bachelor’s degrees, one in early childhood education, and the other in Nordic with a specialization in Norwegian as a second language. I love to see my students master new skills and strive to create a fun and safe learning environment for everyone. I enjoy trying new and creative teaching methods. In addition to teaching Norwegian, I also help kids with their homework and have my own face painting business.
Jamie Linn Olsen
Jamie Linn is an English teacher, who completed her graduate work in Educational Instruction and Administration and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate from Western Washington University in the United States. She has been teaching for over 12 years in a variety of settings and engages students with curiosity and humor. She has talent for engaging all types of students through her creative teaching techniques and believes relationship building is the foundation of any learning experience. When she is not working, you can find Jamie in a nearby Viking market reenacting life from the year 1200, wandering in the woods with friends or trying to improve her Norwegian enough to tell jokes and actually be funny.
Aileen is a qualified teacher of modern languages (French and Spanish) from the University College of Western Norway, Her first degree is an M.A. (Hons) with Distinction in French and Hispanic Studies from the University of Glasgow.Aileen holds the additional qualification of Teaching Norwegian as a Second Language from the University of Bergen. Before qualifying as a teacher, Aileen worked in Marketing and Innovation with with some of Norway's biggest FMCG brands and you can find products designed and launched by Aileen on Norway's supermarket shelves even today. Aileen loves the sosial aspect of teaching and firmly believes that even a small understanding of a country's language opens a door to being part of its social life, culture and development.
Elise is a teacher who believes that learning a new language is one of the most meaningful things that you can spend your time on. Her philosophy is that learning is an interactive journey, and she always tries to engage her students as much as possible. She loves grammar (almost as much as she loves gardening) and she tries to convey this enthusiasm to her students. In addition to Nordic Studies and a Postgraduate diploma in Education, Elise also holds a bachelor’s degree in Mandarin. At Lingu she teaches Norwegian as a forgein language, and creates content for Lingu.com.
Ingrid is a Norwegian teacher at Lingu, and has experience from working in Norway and Argentina. She is also a translator between Spanish and Norwegian. Ingrid has a degree in culture and communication from Bergen, as well as a specialization in Norwegian as a second language. Her passion for languages makes her a frequent participant in language courses whenever there is an opportunity. The best part of the job, she thinks, is to engage people in our wonderful and weird world of languages and etymology.
Anne is a partner and head of the sales and marketing department (CRO) at Lingu. She was for many years the CEO of International Language School, until the company merged with, and became part of Lingu in 2019. Anne is the contact person and responsible for all course deliveries taking place in line with customers' requirements and expectations. She has over 25 years of experience from planning, sales and coordination of large contracts within job-related language training, and has, amongst several others, the following customers in her portfolio: Apotek1, DNB, Norges Bank, Siemens, Skatteetaten and Utenriksdepartementet. Anne is always happiest when she works to solve new course challenges for Lingu's corporate customers.
9 years of experience as a teacher of Norwegian as a second language. She has a postgraduate course in Norwegian as a second language from the University of Bergen. She has a bachelor as a kindergarten teacher, and used to work in a kindergarten before she started teaching Norwegian language to foreign adults. In Lingu she is in charge of the YNO course in Haugesund, and a teacher in inhouse courses at A1 and A2 level.
Milan Tosic is a pedagogical leader and teacher of online courses in Norwegian language. His classes are interactive and student-centered. Milan has a master's degree in multicultural pedagogy and Norwegian as a second language from the Univ. of Oslo, master's degree with major in English language and further education in digital skills and virtual teaching.Also 14 years' pedagogical and teaching experience. Milan's main goal is enjoyable and successful learning. Join his course og snakk norsk :)
Aud Inger åsjord
Aud is a qualified teacher with long experience in teaching, several years in elementary school and from 2008 as a teacher of Norwegian to foreigners. She has an additional qualification of teaching Norwegian as a second language, as well as studies in English and Spanish language. She has taught in different courses and levels in Lingu (A1-B2, Kompetanse Pluss, courses for companies and private lessons). Her main goal is to make the students thrive and feel comfortable in class, in order for them to be able to achieve optimally. Her friendly and professional attitude creates a good learning environment for all the students. As all Norwegians she likes to "gå på tur", and she relaxes with a good book or with making tasteful food for her family and friends.
Kari Johanne Oma
Kari Johanne Oma is a teacher in norwegian as a second language. She has a master degree in social anthropology and post- graduate cualifications in pedagogics (PPU) and norwegian as a second language. She loves getting to know people and how they experience life. She lives in Osterøy with her husband and three girls, loves reading books, gardening and handwritten letters.
Camilla er sertifisert suggestopedi-instruktør som har lang erfaring med målrettet norskundervisning for å bestå norskprøver (både muntlig og skriftlig). Hun er utdannet journalist og har norsk som andrespråk i fagkretsen. Camilla er født i England og lærte selv norsk som tenåring. Som voksen har hun også bodd, studert og arbeidet i Italia. Som suggestopediinstruktør har hun lært hvor virkningsfullt det er å bruke humor, entusiasme, musikk og variasjon i undervisningen.
Golara is our Chief People and Culture Officer. She has a master’s in Digital Communication and Culture and she specializes in adult education and learning. Golara is also an educated teacher with over 10 years experience in teaching adult learners. Golara is passionate about lifelong learning and team building, as well as the impacts of digital transformation on the way we work and process information.
Lene has a bachelor degree in languages, with a specialisation in teaching Norwegian as a second language. She is also about to start her masters i Nordic Studies at UIS. Before becoming a Norwegian teacher, she spent nearly a decade in Brazil teaching English to adult learners. Learning languages became a passion of hers at an early age when she become curious about people from other parts of the world. Learning a new language not only gives more opportunities, but also makes it possible to get to know people one would normally not be able to speak to. That eventually inspired her to choose teaching languages to others as her career path. When not working, Lene enjoys hanging out with her 5-year old daughter.
My name is Bente Pettersbakken, I am living at Eina, Toten, and am mum to a great teenage girl. My work experience is as a salesman, as an educator throughout primary school, both public and private, and now in adult education. In addition to this, I am working both as an employee and as a self- employed person in art, culture and teaching, and also as a substitute language educator here at Lingu. My professional background is to be a teacher with specialization in music, Norwegian language and literature and pedagogy. In September 2020, I completed a master´s degree in adapted education. “In this master's thesis in Adapted education at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Axel Honneth's theory of recognition and violation is the driving force and theoretical grounding to illuminate on the research question: How is an appreciative education for adult immigrants sought in the light of the introduction act, proposal for a 1new law on integration and experimental curriculum for adult immigrants? The research question has been investigated qualitatively. An analysis of documents based on a hermeneutic approach both as method and theory. Honneth's theory of recognition for a theoretical foundation, for a critical analysis of society's angle and tasks in order to be able to take care of adult immigrants in an appreciative way in education. My findings show that the intention with the purposes of the documents can be seen as appreciative. One can nevertheless find that public documents have the potential for improvement in relation to the wording and concepts used. Some concepts such as foreigner, can be perceived as marginalizing and therefore offensive, which, based on the intention of the legislation, works against its own purpose. Successive governance documents should be part of contemporary societal and value debates. This is to strive for the goal of an appreciative education.” (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, 2020, Pettersbakken Bente).
Nancy is a Norwegian teacher, who has gotten her Master's degree and her pedagogy degree from the University of Stavanger. She has been teaching for over 15 years and especially likes the challenge of teaching online. She is an energetic and warm teacher that takes a genuine interest in her students. She is especially focused on breaking through students' shyness in class and motivating them to learn as much as possible. In her free time, Nancy loves to travel and to read. She also enjoys staying active, and usually goes for a run every morning.
Sidsel has had much experience teaching children and adults from a number of countries and from divers backgrounds. She was a teacher in Brazil for many years where she taught in English and Portuguese at primary-, middle-, and high school levels. She has also for many years been a language teacher for adults and taught Norwegian and English as second languages in Brazil and more recently in Norway. She enjoys the challenge of adapting the curriculum to the need of the individual student and working with them to find the answers to help them progress in their knowledge and use of the Norwegian language.
Marianne Golimo Gahnstrøm
Marianne is a Norwegian teacher with experience from teaching students at all levels between A1 and B2 levels. She has taught Norwegian at different types of schools and courses. Her work experience also includes teaching a broad spectrum of subjects in primary school. Originally hailing from Oslo, Marianne moved to Sandnes with her husband to seek new challenges with Lingu. Her Oslo-dialect is a breath of fresh air to a lot of student who have a hard time keeping up with the local Rogaland dialects. Her favourite activities include tennis, baking and (occasionally) learn something from her "etymological dictionary".
Sebastian got his degree at the University of Bergen, Høgskolen in Volda and NLA Bergen. He has wide experience from private and public service (military service, technical industry, estate development). School teacher and coach in about ten years. Most of the time Sebastian runs his own business (publishing and game development). Sebastian is an extrovert person/teacher and like most other people he likes visiting new and old places, likes music from great classics to metal. He appreciates literature, especially historical novels and watching movies and documentaries (both scientific and historical/political). Football is his favourite sport, but unfortunately he is not active anymore. In addition he likes skiing (both downhill and cross-country), mountain-biking, swimming, bush-walking and sometimes to stay in the gym (especially when it is cold and rainy in Bergen, his hometown).
After becoming TESOL certified in 2009, Matt has been teaching English at schools, businesses and on a one to one basis in the UK, India and Norway. Matt has assisted professionals from a broad range of sectors with their English communication skills. He has a degree in media and English, worked for 20 years at media companies and startups, gaining experience and knowledge that he subsequently uses for his business English classes. To further his pedagogical credentials Matt participated in a PPU teacher training programme at Oslo University which he completed in June 2020 and received a grade A.
Souzan Al Khzaay
I am a positive person with solid teaching skills and thrive in a multicultural work environment. I have over 30 years of experience and teaching skills. I also have several years of experience in interpreting and experience as an Arabic teacher in social studies. I have also taught both students from children and middle school. I also work as a teacher for students at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Benedicte is a teacher who loves making language learning interesting, fun and easy-breezy! She has a master’s degree in English and loves studying language, and is especially interested in Norwegian dialects. Her favorite part about being a teacher is getting to know her students really well, and learning about their different hobbies and interest. Her students describe her as a warm and welcoming teacher who explains grammar in an easy and understandable way! In her free time, Benedicte loves spending time with her family, friends and of course playing with her baby! When she needs to chillax, she plays the piano, listen to music, play video games and read about philosophy.
Gerd Lundevall Unger
Gerd has a very long experience as a teacher in the Norwegian language and culture, in the public as in the private sector in Norway and abroad for many years.Study at the university in pedagogy and languages. 19 years experience as Oslo Guide in 4 languages and travel guide around Norway. She loves meeting new people and students of different cultures in these two professions and teaches with enthusiasm. Except of this you find her travelling the world and hiking and skiing the Norwegian mountains and Nordmarka .
I am educated as a teacher with additional education and have worked as a Norwegian teacher in Øygarden adult education for 12 years. I have previously worked as a teacher in primary and secondary school. I started working as a teacher in Lingu in February 2021. I am also studying a master's degree in organization and management in the education section.
こんにちは！Urara er japansklærer med bred erfaring. Hun har jobbet som japansklærer i Osaka, Japan i over 6 år. Etterpå lærte hun bort engelsk til barn i Hong Kong. Hun har også jobbet i Japans største forsikringsselskap. Derfor kan hun ikke bare lære bort det japanske språket, men hun forstår også japansk arbeidskultur. Hun trives godt i Norge, og står mye på langrennski på fritiden(!).
Nina Gjestvang Knutzen
I prefer to call myself a world citizen despite the fact that I haven't covered more than Europe so far. I love learning about other cultures and can make food from all corners of the world. I studied social sciences in Bergen, but have work experience from all kind of fields. The past 15 years in primary and comprehensive school, and then developing an introduction programme for refugees in a small community. The last three years, I have been in Nav as a councellor. My focus is to help people help themselves and teach them tools on how to move on - wether it is staying on course, or changing course! Working in YNO is a dream come true!