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:
Mon-Mar-25-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-03-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-01-2019
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.

March 25th- June 3rd

No classes on May 27th

Instructor: TBD

 

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

Beginning 2--Section A

Class/Event date:
Wed-Mar-27-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-May-29-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Apr-03-2019
Individual Price:
$165.00

BEGINNING 2--Section A

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 4-6

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

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

March 27th - May 29th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

 

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

Beginning 2--Section B

Class/Event date:
Wed-Mar-27-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-May-29-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Apr-03-2019
Individual Price:
$165.00

BEGINNING 2--Section B

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 4-6

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

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

March 27th - May 29th

Instructor: Ingunn Henrikssen

 

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

Beginning 3

Class/Event date:
Wed-Mar-27-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-May-29-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Apr-03-2019
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.

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

March 27th- May 29th

Instructor: Rachel Peterson

Beginning 5

Class/Event date:
Wed-Mar-27-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-May-29-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Apr-03-2019
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. 

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

March 27th- May 29th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

Intermediate 2

Class/Event date:
Tue-Mar-26-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-May-28-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-02-2019
Individual Price:
$165.00

INTERMEDIATE 2

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 19-21

Explore the theme of Hometowns & Housing including themes such as hometowns, housing and rooms, furniture and decorations.

 

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

March 26th- May 28th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

 

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

 

 

Intermediate 3

Class/Event date:
Sat-Mar-30-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date:
Sat-Jun-08-2019 12:00 pm
Cut off date:
Sat-Apr-06-2019
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*

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

March 30th- June 8th

No class on May 25th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

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

 

Conversational Norwegian

Class/Event date:
Tue-Mar-26-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-May-28-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-02-2019
Individual Price:
$165.00

Conversational Norwegian

This course is designed to keep you engaged, challenged and speaking norsk. Build your confidence and use the language you have already learned as you improve your pronunciation and syntax, build your vocabulary, and integrate idioms. Conversations will focus on 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!

Mysteriet om Nils

Class/Event date:
Mon-Mar-25-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-03-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-01-2019
Individual Price:
$165.00

Genre: Mysteriet

Text: Mysteriet om Nils av Werner Skalla

Join us as we finish reading Mysteriet om Nils.The version we are using is written på norsk for learners who already know Norwegian and 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 25th- June 3rd

No class on May 27th

Instructor: Becca Ayala

 

Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken at the time of the first class.

 

 

En av oss: en fortelling om Norge

Class/Event date:
Mon-Mar-25-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-03-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-01-2019
Individual Price:
$165.00

Genre: Saksprosa

Texts:En av oss: en fortelling om Norge av Åsne Seierstad

En av oss: en fortelling om Norge tells the story of how the events of 22. juli 2011 impacted both individual lives and changed Norwegian society as a whole. We will finish reading this compelling book that is essential reading for anyone interested in Norway today.  This class is conducted entirely in Norwegian.

 

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

March 25th- June 3rd

No class on May 27th

Instructor: Signe Ilstrup

Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken at the time of the first class.

 

Røvet av vikinger

Class/Event date:
Mon-Mar-25-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-03-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-01-2019
Individual Price:
$165.00

Genre: Historisk roman

Tekst: Røvet av vikinger* 

A thrilling novel for young adults about two Celtic children who get picked up on a Viking raid. Hauger is a historian and novel writer, so this is said to be an authentic portrayal of Viking life in the 1200's. Learn about Viking life while learning Norwegian through conversation, grammar, and reading. 

Mondays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
March 25th- June 3rd
No class on May 27th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

*Text available for purchase at Mindekirken on the first night of class. 

Kvinnen i kjøleskapet

Class/Event date:
Tue-Mar-26-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Tue-May-28-2019 11:00 am
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-02-2019
Individual Price:
$165.00

Genre: Krimroman

Text: Kvinnen i kjøleskapet av Gunnar Staalesen

Join us as we delve into a chilling mystery of modern corruption and industrial intrigue! Varg Veum to the rescue! Grammar review and vocabulary instruction will also be included. 

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

March 26th- May 28th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

 

Eremittskrepsene

Class/Event date:
Tue-Mar-26-2019 1:30 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-May-28-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-02-2019
Individual Price:
$165.00

Genre: Roman

Text: Eremittkrepsene av Anna B. Ragde

Join us as we read the second novel in a trilogy about the Neshov family and explore the themes of inheritance, secrets and family relations. We will discuss the characters and issues that arise på norsk! Grammar review and vocabulary instruction will also be included. This class is conducted entirely in Norwegian.

 

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

March 26th- May 28th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

 

Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken at the time of the first class.

 

Kvinnekor Spring Session

Class/Event date:
Tue-Mar-26-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-May-14-2019 7:30 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-02-2019
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. 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. - 7:30 p.m.

March 26th- May 14th

 

Cost: $30 for 10-week membership fee

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

 

Upcoming Events

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