About suzalingua

It all started with a great passion for languages.

Having grown up bilingually (German/French) in Switzerland, Suzanne discovered her love for the English language in her teens and went on to study English linguistics and literature at the University of Zürich. Already during her studies she took a formal education to become a teacher of English as a foreign language (CELTA), and she started teaching English, German and French in private classes more than twenty years ago.

During her studies, Suzanne also discovered her interest in Scandinavian languages. She studied at the University of Copenhagen as an exchange student and moved to Oslo in 2007, after finishing her Master’s thesis on translations between English and Danish. In 2011, Suzanne obtained her PhD in Scandinavian Studies and Translation from the University of Oslo. She then continued working at University as a researcher and lecturer, teaching courses on Scandinavian Literature and Film, and Norwegian for international students.

Since the birth of her first child she has focused more on private teaching, specializing in courses for mothers (and fathers) who want to bring their babies to class. This is how suzalingua was born. Eight years after the foundation of the smallest language school in Oslo, it now offers a wide variety of classes on all levels – both private lessons and group courses, with and without babies.

In June 2017, suzalingua was approved by Kompetanse Norge as one of very few official providers of Norwegian language tuition for adult immigrants official providers of Norwegian language tuition for adult immigrants. Since 2020, suzalingua is also approved as a provider of the courses “50 hours of social studies” in English, French and German. This means that you can take the Norwegian courses required for your residence permit or citizenship with suzalingua!

It all started with a passion for languages. And it is my aim to convey this passion to you in every class.


Yes, coffee is ALWAYS included in my classes!


  • 2001: CELTA (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults); International House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • 2006: MA in English linguistics and literature; University of Zurich and University of Copenhagen
  • 2010: PhD in Scandinavian Studies (thesis on Old Norse philology and Translation Studies); Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo
  • 2011: Formal qualifications of the Foundation Programme in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Universitetspedagogisk basiskompetanse); Department of Education, University of Oslo
  • 2019/2020: Futher education in Teaching Norwegian as a foreign language (Norsk som andrespråk for opplæring av voksne); Faculty of Education, Innland Norway University of Applied Science