What They Don’t Teach Norwegians in English Class

By Dave Fox
Oslo, Norway

More or less everyone in Norway speaks at least a little English. Kids here start learning it in first grade.

I’ve just wandered in from Akerbrygge, Oslo’s lively harbor area, where it’s a sunny evening and a swing dance demonstration is in full swing. People of all ages were dancing on the pier. Among others, a girl of around eight years old was dancing with her father to, “Time to get your drunk ass home.”

Okay… so English class has its limits.

Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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