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- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Wed-Sep-16-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Nov-18-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Sep-23-2020
Individual Price:
$195.00

BEGINNING 1- ONLINE 

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. Instructors and students will utilize a variety of technology tools to deliver instruction and  build community.

 

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

September 16th- November 18th

Instructor: Tanya Thresher

 

COVID-19 Book Update:

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken. More details about pick up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning 3- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Wed-Sep-16-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Nov-18-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Sep-23-2020
Individual Price:
$195.00

BEGINNING 3- ONLINE 

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. Instructors and students will use a variety of technology tools to deliver and engage with instruction and build community.

 

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

September 16th- November 18th

Instructor: Ingunn Henrikssen

 

COVID-19 Book Update:

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken. More details about pick-up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning 4- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Thu-Sep-17-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Thu-Nov-19-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Thu-Sep-24-2020
Individual Price:
$195.00

BEGINNING 4- ONLINE

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. Instructors and students will use a variety of technology tools to deliver and engage with instruction and build community.

 

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

September 17th- November 19th

Instructor: Britta Augdahl & Ethan Bjelland

  

COVID-19 Book Update:

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken. More details about pick-up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate 2- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-14-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-16-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-21-2020
Individual Price:
$195.00

INTERMEDIATE 2- ONLINE

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.

 

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

September 14th- November 16th

Instructor: Rachel Peterson

  

COVID-19 Book Update:

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken. More details about pick-up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

 

Intermediate 4- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Wed-Sep-16-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Nov-18-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Sep-23-2020
Individual Price:
$195.00

INTERMEDIATE 4- ONLINE

Text: Sett i gang 2, Chapters 25-27*

Explore the theme of health & wellness through topics such as occupations, working conditions, and personal finance in Norway.

 

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

September 16th- November 18th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

  

COVID-19 Book Update:

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken. More details about pick-up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

Conversational Norwegian- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-15-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-17-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-22-2020
Individual Price:
$195.00

CONVERSATIONAL NORWEGIAN- ONLINE

Build confidence using the language 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! Instructors and students will use a variety of technology tools to deliver and engage with instruction and build community.

 

Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
September 15th- November 17th
Instructor: Alan Ingman

 
 

Sjøormgåten- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-14-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-16-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-21-2020
Individual Price:
$195.00

SJØORMGÅTEN

Genre: Skjønnlitteratur for barn og ungdom

Text: Sjøormgåten  av Jørn Lier Horst

Sjøormgåten is one of many novels in Jørn Lier Horst’s young adult mystery CLUES series. Set in Vestfold near Stavern, this novel tells the hair-raising tale of Cecilia, Leo and Une’s quest to solve the mystery of a scary and serious criminal case. This class will read this young adult mystery as we work on grammar and expand our understanding and use of vocabulary. 

 

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

September 14th- November 16th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

  

COVID-19 Book Update:

Books can be purchased at Mindekirken. More details about pick-up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

 

Ligge i grønne enger- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-15-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-17-2020 11:00 am
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-22-2020
Individual Price:
$195.00

LIGGE I GRØNNE ENGER

Genre: Skjønnlitteratur

Text: Ligge i grønne enger av Anne B. Ragde

Ligge i grønne enger,the third novel in this trilogy, tells a story of how the Neshov family hopes for the future as they fight against the past while navigating inheritance, secrets and family relations. This class will focus primarily on grammar and pronunciation as students develop their speaking and listening skills by interacting with one another and listening to interviews of Ragde about her work on NRK TV.

 

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

September 15th- November 17th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort


COVID-19 Book Update:

Books can be purchased at Mindekirken. More details about pick-up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

Minnesota-trilogien- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-14-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-16-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-21-2020
Individual Price:
$195.00

MINNESOTA TRILOGIEN

Genre: Krim og mysterier

Text: Ravnene av Vidar Sundstøl

Ravnene is the third book in Vidar Sundstøl’s Minnesota-trilogien. 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.

September 14th- November 16th

Instructor: Becca Ayala

Jeg vet hvor du bor- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-14-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-16-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-21-2020
Individual Price:
$195.00

JEG VET HVOR DU BOR

Genre: Krimroman

Text: Jeg vet hvor du bor av Unni Lindell 

         

Born in South Korea but raised in Norway, Oslo police detective Marian Dahle makes her first appearance as the main character in Jeg vet hvor du bor.  Marian is a complicated character.  Her adoption was not a story with a happy ending, and her closest friend is her dog Birka.  Badly injured on a previous case, Marian is working cold cases, and it is soon apparent that the cold case she’s investigating is not just a matter of the past.  Lindell always gives her readers a lot to talk about, so please join us as we read and discuss Jeg vet hvor du bor.  This class is conducted in Norwegian and includes grammar review.

 

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

September 14th- November 16th

Instructor: Signe Ilstrup

 

COVID-19 Book Update:

Books can be purchased at Mindekirken. More details about pick-up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

Beginning 5- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-14-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-16-2020 8:15 pm
Individual Price:
$195.00

BEGINNING 5-ONLINE

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.

September 14th- November 16th

Instructor: Katherine Parent

 

COVID-19 Book Update:

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken. More details about pick-up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kvinnekor Fall Session- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-15-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-17-2020 7:15 pm
Individual Price:
$30.00

KVINNEKOR

Kvinnekor draws together women who share an interest in Norway and choral music. Join us this fall as we explore Norwegian music and touch on julesang. We will rehearse via Zoom with emphasis on section development through breakout groups. 

 

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

September 15th- November 17th

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

Cost: $30 for 10-week membership fee

 

Kvinnekor- Annual Membership

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-15-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Jun-01-2021 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.

September 15th- June 1st

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

Cost: $75 annual membership fee 

Doktor Proktors Prompepulver- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Sat-Sep-12-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date:
Sat-Nov-14-2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date:
Sat-Sep-19-2020
Individual Price:
$195.00

DOKTOR PROKTORS PROMPEPULVER

Genre: Skjønnlitteratur for barn og ungdom

Text: Doktor Proktors Prompepulver av Jo Nesbø

Doktor Proktors Prompepulver is the first book in a series featuring two kids, Lise and Bulle, and their madcap adventures with the inventor, Doktor Proktor and his odorless, super-powerful, (potentially dangerous), farting powder that can make people fly! Along with reading and discussion, we’ll watch clips from the 2014 film, and talk about real-life inventions from Norway, bullying in school, and literary translation. This class is recommended for those who have completed Sett i gang books 1 & 2, and are seeking opportunities to expand their vocabulary, conversation skills, and reading comprehension. 

 

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

September 12th- November 14th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

COVID-19 Book Update: Books are available at Mindekirken. More details about pick-up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

Katharina-koden- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-15-2020 1:30 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-17-2020 3:30 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-22-2020
Individual Price:
$195.00

KATHARINA-KODEN

Genre: Krimroman

Text: Katharina-koden av Jørn Lier Horst

An award-winning novel, Katharina-koden explores the cold case disappearance of Katharina Haugen only to uncover an even bigger mystery. This class will challenge students to develop their writing and listening comprehension by listening to YouTube and NRK TV. Students will be challenged to actively engage in learning by leading class discussions. 

 

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

September 15th- November 17th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort


COVID-19 Book Update:

Books can be purchased at Mindekirken. More details about pick-up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

 

Upcoming Events

There are no up-coming events

Mindekirken Website

mindekirken logos

 

Mindekirken Norwegian Language & Culture Program
The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
924 East 21st Street - Minneapolis, MN 55404-2952
612-877-8068 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.