Are you planning on moving to Norway in the future? If so, here is some helpful advice that can help you prepare for your new life.
Learn the Norwegian As Much As Possible Befor Moving
Learning a language in general takes time. If you have a great ability to pick up languages or you will be using Norwegian almost exclusively on a daily basis, you might be able to learn Norwegian in a year. Your grammar might not be perfect, but you would be able to read and communicate with people. Otherwise, it might take longer.
Often being in a new country and having to learn a new language is stressful for many because not knowing a language poses many barriers. Without knowing Norwegian, you might not get employed very quickly and being able to integrate into a society often depends on knowing the language.
If you can learn Norwegian as much as possible before you move to Norway, that would be the best situation. You can find grammar books and computer programs which can teach you the basics and build a ground level vocabulary. If you are able to take classes somewhere before moving to Norway, that would be even better because you would have a teacher to ask questions.
Learn About the Culture Before Moving to Norway
Understanding a language and being able to use it correctly often relies on your ability to understand the culture from where it came from. If you can train yourself to think like a Norwegian, you will really go a long way in learning the language and getting into the society. Ideally, it would be best if you visit Norway before moving there. If that is not possible, at least read as much as you can online and read books before hand.
Have Your Favorite Books to Read
You will eventually get to a point where you will miss your own country and being able to speak your native language. When learning a new language and using it extensively, being able to use your native tongue or being able to read in it is great luxury in your free time. Once you are in Norway, it might be difficult to find books in English or it can be expensive, so it is good to take something with you.
Be Prepared For Change
Moving to Norway means you will experience different cultural norms, traditions, tax systems, and a new way of life. If you make it a point to always compare Norway to your home country and want to change things, you will eventually become very sour and might eventually contemplate moving back. The best thing is really to prepare for change and adapt to whatever comes your way.