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:
Thu-Sep-12-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Thu-Nov-21-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Thu-Sep-19-2019
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.

 

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

September 12th- November 21st

No class on October 31st

Instructor: Britta Weber

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning 2

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-09-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-11-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-16-2019
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.

 

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

September 9th- November 11th

Instructor: TBD

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning 3

Class/Event date:
Wed-Sep-11-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Nov-13-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Sep-18-2019
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.

 

Section A:

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

September 11th- November 13th

Instructor: Ingunn Henrikssen

 

Section B:

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

September 11th- November 13th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning 4

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-09-2019 6:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-16-2019
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.

 

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

September 9th- November 11th

Instructor: Rachel Peterson

  

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

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate 1

Class/Event date:
Wed-Sep-11-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Nov-13-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Sep-18-2019
Individual Price:
$175.00

INTERMEDIATE 1

Text: Sett i gang 2, Chapters 16-18*

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

 

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

September 11th- November 13th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

  

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

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate 4

Class/Event date:
Sat-Sep-07-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date:
Sat-Nov-16-2019 12:00 pm
Cut off date:
Sat-Sep-14-2019
Individual Price:
$175.00

INTERMEDIATE 4

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.

 

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

September 7th- November 16th

No class on November 2nd

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

  

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

 

 

 

 

 

Conversational Norwegian

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-10-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Sat-Nov-16-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-17-2019
Individual Price:
$175.00

CONVERSATIONAL NORWEGIAN

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!

Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
September 10th- November 12th
Instructor: Alan Ingman

 
 

Ulvehundgåten

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-09-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-11-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-16-2019
Individual Price:
$175.00

ULVEHUNDGÅTEN

Genre: Skjønnlitteratur for barn og ungdom

Text: Ulvehundgåten av Jørn Lier Horst**

Join us as we read and discuss this thrilling novel in Jørn Lier Horst's bestselling CLUES series about a suspicious death at Pearl hostel and a legendary ghost story of a wolfhound. This class will focus on developing Norwegian through conversation, grammar exercises and reading comprehension.

Mondays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
September 9th- November 11th
Instructor: Christine Midelfort

Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken
 

Brudekisten

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-09-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-11-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-16-2019
Individual Price:
$175.00

BRUDEKISTEN

Genre: Krim

Text: Brudekisten av Unni Lindell**

Join us as we 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.

Mondays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
September 9th- November 11th
Instructor: Signe Ilstrup
 
Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken

Drømmenes land

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-09-2019 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-11-2019 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-16-2019
Individual Price:
$175.00

DRØMMENES LAND

Genre: Krim

Text: Drømmenes land av Vidar Sundstøl**

Join us as we read and discuss Drømmenes land, 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.
September 9th- November 11th
Instructor: Becca Ayala
 

Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken

Sovende hunder

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-10-2019 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-12-2019 11:00 am
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-17-2019
Individual Price:
$175.00

SOVENDE HUNDER

Genre: Krimroman

Text: Sovende hunder av Roar Ræstad**

Join us as we delve into a mystery set in Trondheim during the German occupation of Norway. 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.
September 10th- November 12th
Instructor: Christine Midelfort
 

Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken

Ligge i grønne enger

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-10-2019 1:30 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-12-2019 3:30 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-17-2019
Individual Price:
$175.00

LIGGE I GRØNNE ENGER

Genre: Roman

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

Join us as we 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.
September 10th- November 12th
Instructor: Christine Midelfort
 

Texts can be purchased at Mindekirken

Kvinnekor Fall Session

Class/Event date:
Tue-Oct-01-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Dec-10-2019 7:30 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Oct-08-2019
Individual Price:
$30.00

KVINNEKOR

Kvinnekor draws together women who share an interest in Norway and choral music. Join us this fall as explore Norwegian music and bring our jul repertoire to life. 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.

October 1st- December 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:
Sun-May-12-2019 7:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Oct-08-2019
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 

 

Upcoming Events

Kvinnekor- Annual Membership
Tue-Oct-01-2019 6:00 pm

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