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-Mar-28-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-May-30-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Apr-04-2018
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.

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

March 28th- May 30th

Instructor: Rachel Peterson

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

Beginning 2

Class/Event date:
Wed-Mar-28-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-May-30-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Apr-04-2018
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.

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

March 28th- May 30th

Instructors: Alan Ingman

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

Beginning 3

Class/Event date:
Mon-Mar-26-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-04-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-02-2018
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.

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

March 26th- June 4th

No class on May 28th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

Beginning 4

Class/Event date:
Tue-Mar-27-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-May-29-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-03-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

BEGINNING 4 

Text:Sett i gang 1, Chapters 10-12

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

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

March 27th- May 29th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

Beginning 5

Class/Event date:
Sat-Mar-24-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date:
Sat-Jun-02-2018 12:00 pm
Cut off date:
Sat-Apr-07-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

Text:Sett i gang 1, Chapters 13-15

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

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

March 24th- June 2nd

No class on May 26th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

Intermediate 3

Class/Event date:
Tue-Mar-27-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-May-29-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-03-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

Intermediate 3

Explore the theme of Work and Economy through topics such as occupations, working conditions, and personal finances.

Text: Sett i gang 2, Chapters: 22-24*

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

March 27th- May 29th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

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

 

Sett i gang Review

Class/Event date:
Mon-Mar-26-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-04-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-02-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

Sett i gang Review

Text: Sett i gang 1 & 2 and Supplementary Texts

This class is designed to review skill sets in key areas such as grammar, vocabulary, and culture på norsk. The class will revisit themes covered in the Sett i gang series. 

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

March 26th- June 4th

No class on May 28th

Instructor: Becca Ayala

Utsikt til Paradiset

Class/Event date:
Mon-Mar-26-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-04-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-02-2018
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)*

Even if you haven't read the book, join us as we watch and discuss the film Elling, the first of the popular films about this eccentric character. We will also read excerpts from other novels about Elling and other short texts, and we will continue our review of Norwegian grammar.

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

March 26th- June 4th

No class on May 28th

Instructor: Signe Ilstrup

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

Mysteriet om Nils

Class/Event date:
Mon-Mar-26-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-04-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-02-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

MYSTERIET OM NILS

Genre: Mysteriet

Text: Mysteriet om Nils av Werner Skalla*

Join us as we continue to read Mysteriet om Nils, a story of a grandmother, granddaughter, and a nisse named Nils. The version we are using is written på norsk for Norwegian learners who already know Norwegian, but who are interested in developing their reading and listening skills as well as their understanding and application of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.

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

March 26th- June 4th

No class May 28th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

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

 

Norsk sokkel

Class/Event date:
Tue-Mar-27-2018 1:30 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-May-28-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-03-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

NORSK SOKKEL

Genre: Roman

Text: Norsk sokkel av Heidi Linde

Join us as we finish reading the novel Norsk sokkel, a story that interweaves several families' stories as they struggle to find foundation in various areas of modern Norway. We will read, discuss, and respond to this novel as we write short reaction papers på norsk and work on expression and grammar.

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

March 27th- May 29th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

 

Berlinerpoplene

Class/Event date:
Tue-Mar-27-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Tue-May-29-2018 11:00 am
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-03-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

BERLINERPOPLENE

Genre: Roman

Text: Berlinerpoplene av Anne B. Ragde*

Join us as we read the first novel in a trilogy about the Neshov family and explore the themes of family and discovering one's roots. Explicit grammar review and instruction related to the use of expressions in everyday language and situations will also be included.

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

March 27th- May 29th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

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

 

 

Kvinnekor- Spring Membership

Class/Event date:
Tue-Mar-27-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-May-15-2018 7:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-03-2018
Individual Price:
$30.00

KVINNEKOR

Kvinnekor draws together women who share an interest in Norway and choral music. Join us this spring as we prepare for our syttende mai performance on May 20th. 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.

March 27th- May 15th

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

Cost: $30 spring membership fee 

Norwegian Hymnody Seminar 3

Class/Event date:
Sat-Mar-10-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Sat-Mar-10-2018 12:00 pm
Cut off date:
Sat-Mar-17-2018
Individual Price:
$20.00

NORWEGIAN HYMNODY SEMINARS

SEMINAR 3: Contemporary Norwegian Hymnody and the Global Church

This seminar will look at the new hymns by Norwegians and also at global hymns in Norwegian.

Saturday, March 10th

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Gracia Grindal

Cost: $20 for individual seminars

 

Norwegian Hymnody Seminar Series

Class/Event date:
Sat-Jan-13-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Sat-Mar-10-2018 12:00 pm
Cut off date:
Sat-Mar-10-2018
Individual Price:
$50.00

NORWEGIAN HYMNODY SEMINAR SERIES

SEMINAR 1: Danish Hymnody in Norwegian Hymnals

This seminar will study and sing hymns by Thomas Hansen Kingo (1634- 1703), Hans Adolph Brorson (1694- 1764), and N.F.S. Grundtvig (1793- 1872) and other Danish hymn writers.

Saturday, January 13th

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SEMINAR 2: Swedish Hymnody in Norwegian Hymnals

This seminar will sing and discuss a variety of hymns in Norwegian translation by Swedish hymn writers such as Anders Frostenseon, Britt G. Hallqvist, Ylva Eggehorn and Per Harling.

Saturday, February 10th

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SEMINAR 3: Contemporary Norwegian Hymnody and the Global Church

This seminar will look at the new hymns by Norwegians and also at global hymns in Norwegian.

Saturday, March 10th

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Gracia Grindal

Cost: $50 for three, three-hour seminars

 

 

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