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

Early Norwegian History

Class/Event date:
Sat-Sep-09-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Sat-Sep-30-2017 11:00 am
Cut off date:
Sun-Sep-10-2017
Individual Price:
$60.00

EARLY NORWEGIAN HISTORY

Seminar series will be in English.

Text: History of Norway by John A. Yilek*

Explore life and society in Norway before and during the Viking Age and throughout the Middle Ages. Hear fascinating stories and review important historical writings such as the Tune Runestone, the Song of Rig, Heimskringla, the King's Mirror, the report of Pietro Querini, and The Trumpet of Nordland. Topics include the unification of Norway, the Golden Age, the Black Death, life in Lofoten and on the farm, the Reformation, and much more!

Saturdays, 9:00 am- 11:00 am

September 9th, 16th, and 30th (3 sessions)

Cost: $60

Instructor: John Yilek

*Text can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken the first day of the seminar. 

Intermediate 1

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-12-2017 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-21-2017 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-19-2017
Individual Price:
$165.00

INTERMEDIATE 1

Text: Sett i gang 2, Chapters 16-18

Explore the theme of Family and Celebrations through topics such as family and relatives, appearance and personality, and love and relationships.

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

September 12th- November 21st

No class on November 7th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

*Sett i gang can be purchased at Mindekirken the first night of class. 

Intermediate 4

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-11-2017 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-20-2017 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-18-2017
Individual Price:
$165.00

INTERMEDIATE 4

Text: Sett i gang 2, Chapters: 25-27*

Explores the theme of Health and Wellness through topics such as the body, illness and injury, and health habits.

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

September 11th- November 13th

Instructor: Becca Ayala

*Sett i gang can be purchased at Mindekirken the first night of class. 

Beginning 1

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-11-2017 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-13-2017 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-18-2017
Individual Price:
$165.00

BEGINNING 1 

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

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

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

September 11th- November 13th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

*Sett i gang can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken the first night of class. 

Beginning 2

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-12-2017 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-21-2017 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-18-2017
Individual Price:
$165.00

BEGINNING 2

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 4-6*

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

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

September 12th- November 21st

No class on November 7th

Instructors: Ethan Bjelland

*Sett i gang can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken the first night of class. 

Beginning 3

Class/Event date:
Sat-Sep-09-2017 10:00 am
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-21-2017 12:00 pm
Cut off date:
Sat-Sep-16-2017
Individual Price:
$165.00

BEGINNING 3 

Text:Sett i gang 1, Chapters 7-9

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

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

September 9th- November 18th

No class on November 4th 

Instructor: Elizabeth Curtiss

*Sett i gang can be purchased at Mindekirken the first night of class. 

Kvinnekor- Annual Membership

Class/Event date:
Tue-Oct-03-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-May-14-2018 8:00 pm
Cut off date:
Thu-Mar-01-2018
Individual Price:
$75.00

KVINNEKOR

Kvinnekor draws together women who share an interest in Norway and choral music. Join us this fall as we explore Norwegian music and bring Norway's rich tradition of adult community choir to life through our jul repertoire. Some of us understand the words and others just have fun singing. Most of our music is divided into parts; reading music is a plus, but not a requirement.  

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

October 3rd- May 14th

No choir on November 7th

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

Cost: $75 annual membership fee 

 

 

  

Intermediate Conversational Norwegian

Class/Event date:
Wed-Sep-13-2017 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Nov-15-2017 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Sep-20-2017
Individual Price:
$165.00

INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL NORWEGIAN

Text:Supplementary Materials- no extra cost

Build confidence using the Norwegian you have already learned with this course designed to keep you engaged, challenged, and speaking norsk. Improve pronunciation and syntax, build vocabulary, and integrate idioms as you discuss authentic texts, current events, and activities in your daily life. This class is recommended for those who have completed Intermediate Norwegian 5 and above, or the equivalent. Both new and returning students are welcome as course content changes each term.

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

September 13th- November 15th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

Brødrene Løvehjerte

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-12-2017 1:30 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-21-2017 3:30 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-19-2017
Individual Price:
$165.00

BRØDRENE LØVEHJERTE

Genre: Fantasi

Text: Brødrene Løvehjerte av Astrid Lindgren*

Brødrene Løvehjerte is a timeless classic about two brothers and Nangijala, a land of campfires and fairy tales. As we read this children's fantasy novel, we will focus on speaking and writing, reviewing grammar as necessary with worksheets, dictations and listening exercises. 

Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

September 12th- November 21st

No class on November 7th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

*Text can be purchased at Mindekirken on the first day of class. 

Utsikt til Paradiset

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-11-2017 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-13-2017 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-18-2017
Individual Price:
$165.00

UTSIKT TIL PARADISET

Genre: Roman

Texts: Utsikt til Paradiset av Ingvar Ambjørnsen*

            Norsk grammatikk Arbeidsbok  av Kirsti MacDonald*

           Norsk grammatikk Teoribok av Kirsti MacDonald (optional)*

The books about the adventures and misadventures of Elling have become modern classics and have ben the inspiration of heart-warming films. As we read the first book about Elling, we'll get to know him and his surroundings, examine what it means to live in a social democracy, and review Norwegian grammar.

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

September 11th- November 13th

Instructor: Signe Ilstrup

*Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken on the first night of classes. 

Mysteriet om Nils

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-11-2017 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-13-2017 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-18-2017
Individual Price:
$165.00

MYSTERIET OM NILS

Genre: Mysteriet

Text: Mysteriet om Nils av Werner Skalla*

Mysteriet om Nils is a story of a grandmother, granddaughter, and a nisse named Nils. This mystery is written with the Norwegian learner in mind and as we read and listen to the story, we will focus on developing our understanding and application of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.

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

September 11th- November 13th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

*Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken the first night of class.  

 

Jakthundene

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-12-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-21-2017 11:00 am
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-19-2017
Individual Price:
$165.00

JAKTHUNDENE

Genre: Krimroman

Text: Jakthundene av Jørn Lier Horst*

Police detective William Wisting has committed his entire professional life to hunting criminals, but now he is under investigation. As we read and listen to this nail-biting thriller, we will also focus on speaking and grammar exercises. 

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

September 12th- November 21st

No class on November 7th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

*Text can be purchased at Mindekirken on the first day of class. 

 

 

Kvinnekor- Fall Membership

Class/Event date:
Tue-Oct-03-2017 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Dec-12-2017 7:30 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Oct-10-2017
Individual Price:
$30.00

KVINNEKOR

Kvinnekor draws together women who share an interest in Norway and choral music. Join us this fall as we explore Norwegian music and bring Norway's rich tradition of adult community choir to life through our jul repertoire. Some of us understand the words and others just have fun singing. Most of our music is divided into parts; reading music is a plus, but not a requirement.  

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

October 3rd- May 14th

No choir on November 7th

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

Cost: $75 annual membership fee 

 

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