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-Sep-12-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Nov-14-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Sep-19-2018
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.

September 12th- November 14th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

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

Beginning 2

Class/Event date:
Wed-Sep-12-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Nov-14-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Sep-19-2018
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.

September 12th- November 14th

Instructors: Rachel Peterson

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

Beginning 3

Class/Event date:
Wed-Sep-12-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Nov-14-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Sep-19-2018
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.

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

September 12th- November 14th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

Beginning 4

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-10-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-12-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-17-2018
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.

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

September 10th- November 12th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

Beginning 5

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-11-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-20-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-18-2018
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. 

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

September 11th- November 20th

No class on November 6th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

Intermediate 1

Class/Event date:
Sat-Sep-08-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-13-2018 12:00 pm
Cut off date:
Sat-Sep-15-2018
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.

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

September 8th- November 13th

No class on November 3rd

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

*Sett i gang can be purchased through Amazon or at Mindekirken.

Intermediate 4

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-11-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-20-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-18-2018
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.

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

September 11th- November 20th

No class on November 6th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

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

Mysteriet om Nils

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-10-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-12-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-17-2018
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. The version we are using is written på norsk for 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.

September 11th- November 12th

Instructor: Becca Ayala

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

 

En av oss: en fortelling om Norge

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-10-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-12-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-17-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

EN AV OSS: EN FORTELLING OM NORGE

Genre: Faglitteratur

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

            Norsk grammatikk arbeidsbok  av Kirsti MacDonald*

           Norsk grammatikk teoribok av Kirsti MacDonald (optional)*

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. The book is compelling and essential reading for anyone interested in Norway today. This class is conducted entirely in Norwegian. 

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

September 10th- November 12th

Instructor: Signe Ilstrup

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

Landet der tiden var borte

Class/Event date:
Mon-Sep-10-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-12-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Sep-17-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

LANDET DER TIDEN VAR BORTE

Genre: Roman

Text: Landet der tiden var borte av Klaus Hagerup**

Landet der tiden var borte is a story of a young girl who does not want to grow up.  As we dig into this young adult novel, we will use Norwegian to discuss both characters and events. We will also spend time reviewing grammar and developing our conversational skills. We will also learn a Norwegian carol in preparation for jul.

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

September 10th- November 12th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

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

 

Berlinerpoplene

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-11-2018 1:30 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-20-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-18-2018
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, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

September 11th- November 20th

No class on November 6th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

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

 

 

Eremittkrepsene

Class/Event date:
Tue-Sep-11-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Tue-Nov-20-2018 11:00 am
Cut off date:
Tue-Sep-18-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

EREMITTKREPSENE

Genre: Roman

Text: Eremittkrepsene av Anne 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 pronunciation practice will also be included.

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

September 11th- November 20th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

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

 

 

Kvinnekor- Fall Membership

Class/Event date:
Tue-Oct-02-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Dec-11-2018 7:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Oct-09-2018
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. 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 3nd- December 11th

No choir on November 6th

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

Cost: $30 fall membership fee 

Kvinnekor- Annual Membership

Class/Event date:
Tue-Oct-02-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Dec-11-2018 7:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Mar-13-2019
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 2nd- May 21st

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

Cost: $75 annual membership fee 

 

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