University of Wisconsin–Madison

Peggy Hager
Nordic, Senior Lecturer

Language: Norwegian

Research/Language Interests: Norwegian language teaching

Education: M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison B.A. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Additional studies at University of Oslo and Christian Albrechts Universität- Kiel, Germany

Undergraduate Courses: Beginning Norwegian 101 and 102 Intermediate Norwegian 201 and 202

About Me: I teach beginning and intermediate Norwegian language. I have an undergraduate degree in German Education (UW-Eau Claire) and a M.A. in Scandinavian Studies from UW-Madison. In addition, I have completed graduate work in Applied English Linguistics at UW-Madison and the University of Oslo. I taught Norwegian at UW-Eau Claire for four years, before moving to Norway with my Norwegian husband for several years. I taught English as a Foreign Language in Norway before returning to Norwegian teaching and UW-Madison in 2000. My interest and passion has always been language teaching. I enjoy researching and exploring new ways to make language learning effective and fun. Most recently, I have been interested in exploring new technologies to use in language teaching. In addition to working with beginning and intermediate Norwegian students, I have enjoyed teaching an evening class through Continuing Education for adult learners. These students have shown me that it is never too late to learn a new language and their energy and enthusiasm after a full day’s work always inspires me.

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