Learning of Nordic languagesLearning of Nordic languages
- Even a basic knowledge of Nordic languages gives advantages to study in Nordic countries, in contrast to the English language, and opens a wide variety of free-of-charge opportunities to get internships and participate in international projects. For example, according to the research “Swedish in Belarus” conducted by the Swedish Centre in 2017, 33% of respondents received grants and scholarships to study in Sweden.
- You can earn money if you know Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Icelandic or Dutch. According to the research “Swedish in Belarus”, 45% of respondents use the Swedish language at work.
- It is easy to learn Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or Dutch if you know English. The grammar of these languages is easier than in English. But even if you don’t know any foreign language, you can easily learn one of the languages stated above as the only foreign language.
- To learn Finnish or Icelandic is a bit more difficult due to their specificity, but knowledge of these languages (even a basic one) is a 100% success in establishing relations with representatives from the corresponding countries. You become unique, as there are only a few Belarusians who know these languages. It is a great opportunity! (Icelandic and Finnish have been studied in Belarus by approximately 10 and 100 people respectively).
-To change the world and yourself for the better through learning of Nordic languages!
Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Dutch are the keys to unique data, namely a unique expertise and accomplishments accumulated and achieved by Nordic neighbours of Belarus.
- Belarus along with other member-states of the UN has adopted 17 sustainable development goals, which will guide the way of life of the humanity in the near future. Many of these goals have been successfully implemented by Sweden and other countries in the region, for example, in such sectors as ecology, equality, education, inclusion, elderly care and etc.
So as to understand the experience of Northern Europe countries and implement it in Belarus, it is of vital importance to develop professional contacts with the representatives from these countries. The learning of languages is a tool to understand how global goals are realized on the local level in Northern Europe.
- Counterargument: everyone speaks English! It is possible to find out a necessary information about the Northern Europe countries and have contacts with their representatives in English, but our own level of English is not always sufficient to communicate successfully. And if you don’t know, for example, Swedish and therefore the specificity of Swedish mentality, you will find it rather challenging to establish contacts with the Swedes.
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Norway and Norwegian
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Iceland and Icelandic
Denmark and Danish
Netherlands and Dutch
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