All Classes & Events

Mindekirken’s Norwegian Language and Culture Program (MNCLP) is a community which provides learners of many ages with opportunities to build and extend their linguistic and cultural knowledge of norsk and Norge through language, literature, and conversation classes, as well as a variety of other cultural classes and events. Browse through this overview of all of our language and cultural classes and events or search by category for the class that best meets your needs and interests.

Classes/Events

Beginning 1

Class/Event date:
Wed-Jan-08-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Mar-11-2020 8:15 pm
Individual Price:
$175.00

BEGINNING 1 

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 1-3*

Explore the theme of language & identity through topics such as getting acquainted, studies, work and leisure and language and people.

 

Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

January 8th- March 11th

Instructor: Tanya Thresher

 

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning 2

Class/Event date:
Thu-Jan-09-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Thu-Mar-12-2020 8:15 pm
Individual Price:
$175.00

BEGINNING 2 

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 4-6*

Explore the theme of schools & education through topics such as in the classroom, subjects, schedules, and learning Norwegian.

 

Section A:

Thursdays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

January 9th- March 12th

Instructor: Britta Weber

 

Section B:

Thursdays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

January 9th- March 12th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

 

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning 3

Class/Event date:
Mon-Jan-06-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Mar-09-2020 8:15 pm
Individual Price:
$175.00

BEGINNING 3 

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 7-9*

Explore the theme of food & meals through topics such as breakfast and lunch, dinner, coffee, and evening meals.

 

Mondays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

January 6th- March 9th

Instructor: Katherine Parent

 

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning 4

Class/Event date:
Wed-Jan-08-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Mar-11-2020 8:15 pm
Individual Price:
$175.00

BEGINNING 4

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 10-12*

Explore the theme of daily life & leisure through topics such as sports and outdoor life, entertainment and interests and daily routines.

 

Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

January 8th- March 11th

Instructor: Ingunn Henrikssen

  

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate 2

Class/Event date:
Wed-Jan-08-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Mar-11-2020 8:15 pm
Individual Price:
$175.00

INTERMEDIATE 2

Text: Sett i gang 2, Chapters 19-21*

Explore the theme of hometowns & housing through topics such as hometowns, housing and rooms, furniture and decorations.

 

Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

January 8th- March 11th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

  

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate 5

Class/Event date:
Sat-Jan-11-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date:
Sat-Mar-14-2020 12:00 pm
Individual Price:
$175.00

INTERMEDIATE 5

Text: Sett i gang 2, Chapters 28-30*

Explore the theme of travel & geography through topics such as transportation and accommodations, tourist attractions, and trips in Norway.

 

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

January 11th- March 14th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

  

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken

 

 

 

 

 

Flukten fra vikingene

Class/Event date:
Mon-Jan-06-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Mar-09-2020 8:15 pm
Individual Price:
$175.00

FLUKTEN FRA VIKINGENE

 

Genre: Skjønnlitteratur for barn og ungdom

 

Text: Flukten fra vikingene av Torill Thorstad Hauger*

 

Join us as we read and discuss this thrilling tale of two Celtic children who were captured and enslaved during a viking raid in England. This vivid and accurate portrayal of the life and communities of 12th Century vikings is filled with rich language and content.  We will focus on vocabulary development and use conversation, grammar and writing to expand our comprehension.

 

Mondays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

January 6th- March 9th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

  

*Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken

 

Sovende hunder

Class/Event date:
Tue-Jan-07-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Tue-Mar-10-2020 11:00 am
Individual Price:
$175.00

SOVENDE HUNDER

Genre: Krimroman

Text: Sovende hunder av Roar Ræstad*

Join us as we continue to read about the complexities of life during the Nazi occupation. Set in Trondheim, this novel explores themes such as personal ambition, loyalty, and love through the struggles of Gabriel Navarseth, a policeman who works as a liaison officer with the Nazi Secret Service. Students will read and discuss the novel, focus on Norwegian tonal properties and prepare presentations. 

 

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
January 7th- March 10th
Instructor: Christine Midelfort

  

*Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken

Ligge i grønne enger

Class/Event date:
Tue-Jan-07-2020 1:30 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Mar-10-2020 3:30 pm
Individual Price:
$175.00

LIGGE I GRØNNE ENGER

Genre: Roman

Text: Ligge i grønne enger av Anne B. Ragde*

Join us as we continue to read the third novel in a trilogy about the Neshov family and explore the themes of inheritance, secrets, and family relations. We will work on increasing the use of colloquialism in our everyday speech by practicing dialogues from our reading. This class is conducted entirely in Norwegian.

Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
January 7th- March 8th
Instructor: Christine Midelfort
 

Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken

Drømmenes land

Class/Event date:
Mon-Jan-06-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Mar-09-2020 8:15 pm
Individual Price:
$175.00

DRØMMENES LAND

Genre: Krim

Text: Drømmenes land av Vidar Sundstøl*

Join us as we continue to read and discuss the first book in Vidar Sundstøl's Minnesota trilogy. Set along the North Shore of Lake Superior, this suspense-filled mystery intertwines murder, family secrets, local Native American history, and the Norwegian-American community. This class will focus on the development of reading, listening, and conversational skills as well as understanding and application of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. 

Mondays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
January 6th- March 9th
Instructor: Becca Ayala
 

*Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken

Brudekisten

Class/Event date:
Mon-Jan-06-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Mar-09-2020 8:15 pm
Individual Price:
$175.00

BRUDEKISTEN

Genre: Krim

Text: Brudekisten av Unni Lindell*

Join us as we continue read and discuss this atmospheric novel by one of Norway's leading contemporary crime novelists. The story takes place, in part, at Gaustad Asylum, Norway's first psychiatric hospital where two Oslo police detectives discover connections between crimes in the present and past events at Gaustad. This class also includes grammar review and is conducted entirely in Norwegian. It's not too late to join us!

Mondays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
January 6th- March 9th
Instructor: Signe Ilstrup
 
Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken

Beginning 5

Class/Event date:
Mon-Jan-06-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Mar-09-2020 8:15 pm
Individual Price:
$175.00

BEGINNING 5

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 13-15*

Explore the theme of climate & clothing through topics such as climate and weather, seasons and holidays,  and clothing and fashion.

 

Mondays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

January 6th- March 9th

Instructor: Rachel Peterson

  

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken

 

 

 

 

 

Kvinnekor Winter Session

Class/Event date:
Mon-Feb-03-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Mar-10-2020 7:15 pm
Individual Price:
$30.00

KVINNEKOR

Kvinnekor draws together women who share an interest in Norway and choral music. Join us this winter as we bring Norway's rich tradition of adult community choir to life. During the winter term we will prepare pieces for a performance at a church service. Most of our music is divided into two or three parts; the ability to read music is a plus, but not a requirement.

 

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

February 3rd- March 10th

 

Cost: $30 for 10-week membership fee

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

Kvinnekor- Annual Membership

Class/Event date:
Tue-Oct-01-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-May-12-2020 7:15 pm
Individual Price:
$75.00

KVINNEKOR

Kvinnekor draws together women who share an interest in Norway and choral music. Join us this year as we explore Norwegian music and bring Norway's rich tradition of adult community choir to life. Most of our music is divided into parts; reading music is a plus, but not a requirement.  

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

October 1st- May 12th

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

Cost: $75 annual membership fee 

 

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