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

Julekos Series (Sessions 1, 2, & 3)

Class/Event date:
Mon-Nov-27-2017 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Dec-13-2017 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Dec-13-2017
Individual Price:
$50.00

Julekos is a series of sessions where participants will sing, play, and create på norsk. Participants will learn language and cultural practices related to jul through a theme-based, immersion style learning approach that challenges speaking and listening skills. You will also leave with a traditional craft or baked good made by your own hands. Learners of all levels welcome!

 

Julekalendar

(Christmas calendar)

Monday, November 27th

6:15 pm -8:15 pm

 

Julepynt

(Christmas decorations)

Tuesday, December 5th

6:15 pm -8:15 pm

 

Pepperkake verden

(Gingerbread Wonderland at Norway House)

Wednesday, December 13th

6:15 pm -8:15 pm

 

 Cost: $50 for three, two-hour sessions

Facilitated by a variety of MNLCP instructors!

Julekos Session 1: Julekalendar

Class/Event date:
Mon-Nov-27-2017 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Nov-27-2017 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Nov-27-2017
Individual Price:
$20.00

Julekos is a series of sessions where participants will sing, play, and create på norsk. Participants will learn language and cultural practices related to jul through a theme-based, immersion style learning approach that challenges speaking and listening skills. You will also leave with a traditional craft or baked good made by your own hands. Learners of all levels welcome!

 

Julekalendar

(Christmas calendar)

Monday, November 27th

6:15 pm -8:15 pm 

 Cost: $20 per individual session

Facilitated by a variety of MNLCP instructors!

Julekos Session 2: Julepynt

Class/Event date:
Tue-Dec-05-2017 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Dec-05-2017 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Dec-05-2017
Individual Price:
$20.00

Julekos is a series of sessions where participants will sing, play, and create på norsk. Participants will learn language and cultural practices related to jul through a theme-based, immersion style learning approach that challenges speaking and listening skills. You will also leave with a traditional craft or baked good made by your own hands. Learners of all levels welcome!

 

 Julepynt

(Christmas decorations)

Tuesday, December 5th

6:15 pm -8:15 pm

 

 Cost: $20 per individual session

 

Facilitated by a variety of MNLCP instructors!

Julekos Session 3: Pepperkake verden

Class/Event date:
Wed-Dec-13-2017 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Dec-13-2017 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Dec-13-2017
Individual Price:
$20.00

Julekos is a series of sessions where participants will sing, play, and create på norsk. Participants will learn language and cultural practices related to jul through a theme-based, immersion style learning approach that challenges speaking and listening skills. You will also leave with a traditional craft or baked good made by your own hands. Learners of all levels welcome!

 

Pepperkake verden

(Gingerbread Wonderland at Norway House)

Wednesday, December 13th

6:15 pm -8:15 pm

 

 Cost: $20 per individual session

Facilitated by a variety of MNLCP instructors!

Beginning 1

Class/Event date:
Wed-Jan-10-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Mar-14-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Jan-17-2018
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.

January 10th- March 14th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

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

Beginning 2

Class/Event date:
Mon-Jan-08-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Mar-12-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Jan-15-2018
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.

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

January 8th- March 12th

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:
Tue-Jan-09-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Mar-13-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Jan-16-2018
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.

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

January 9th- March 13th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

Beginning 4

Class/Event date:
Sat-Jan-13-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date:
Sat-Mar-17-2018 12:00 pm
Individual Price:
$165.00

BEGINNING 4 

Text:Sett i gang 1, Chapters 10-12

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

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

January 13th- March 17th

 Instructor: Elizabeth Curtiss

Intermediate 2

Class/Event date:
Tue-Jan-09-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Mar-13-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Jan-16-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

INTERMEDIATE 2

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.

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

January 9th- March 13th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

 

 

Intermediate 5

Class/Event date:
Mon-Jan-08-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Mar-12-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Jan-15-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

Explore the theme of Travel and Geography through topics such as transportation and accommodations, tourist attractions, and trips in Norway.

Text: Sett i gang 2, Chapters:25-27

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

January 8th- March 12th

Instructor: Becca Ayala

 

Utsikt til Paradiset

Class/Event date:
Mon-Jan-08-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Mar-12-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Jan-15-2018
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)*

It's not too late to join us as we continue reading Utsikt til Paradiset, the first of the books about Elling. These books have become modern classics and have inspired warm-hearted films. As we read the book, we'll get to know Elling and his neighbors, examine what it means to live in a social democracy, and review Norwegian grammar. 

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

January 8th- March 12th

Instructor: Signe Ilstrup

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

Mysteriet om Nils

Class/Event date:
Mon-Jan-08-2018 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Fri-Jan-12-2018 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Jan-15-2018
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 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.

January 8th- March 12th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

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

 

Jakthundene

Class/Event date:
Tue-Jan-09-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Tue-Mar-13-2018 11:00 am
Cut off date:
Tue-Jan-16-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

JAKTHUNDENE

Genre: Krimroman

Text: Jakthundene av Jørn Lier Horst*

Join us as we read the second half of this nail-biting thriller where police detective William Wisting, who has committed his entire professional life to hunting criminals, is now under investigation. We are expanding our vocabulary weekly and discussing grammatical questions as they arise. 

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

January 9th- March 13th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

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

 

 

Norsk sokkel

Class/Event date:
Tue-Jan-09-2018 1:30 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Mar-13-2018 3:30 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Jan-09-2018
Individual Price:
$165.00

NORSK SOKKEL

Genre: Roman

Text: Norsk sokkel av Heidi Linde

Norsk sokkel is a novel 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.

January 9th- March 13th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

 

Kvinnekor- Annual Membership

Class/Event date:
Tue-Feb-06-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Mar-13-2018 7:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Mar-13-2018
Individual Price:
$75.00

KVINNEKOR

Kvinnekor draws together women who share an interest in Norway and choral music. Join us this winter as we explore Norwegian music and bring Norway's rich tradition of adult community choir to life. We have no planned winter performances and will prepare for syttende mai. 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.

February 6th- March 13th

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

Cost: $75 annual membership fee 

Kvinnekor- Winter Membership

Class/Event date:
Tue-Feb-06-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Mar-13-2018 7:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Feb-13-2018
Individual Price:
$30.00

KVINNEKOR

Kvinnekor draws together women who share an interest in Norway and choral music. Join us this winter as we explore Norwegian music and bring Norway's rich tradition of adult community choir to life. We have no planned winter performances and will prepare for syttende mai. 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.

February 6th- March 13th

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

Cost: $30 winter membership fee 

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

 

Norwegian Hymnody Seminar 1

Class/Event date:
Sat-Jan-13-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Sat-Jan-13-2018 12:00 pm
Cut off date:
Sat-Jan-20-2018
Individual Price:
$20.00

NORWEGIAN HYMNODY SEMINARs

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.

Instructor: Gracia Grindal

Cost: $20 for individual seminar

 

Norwegian Hymnody Seminar 2

Class/Event date:
Sat-Feb-10-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Sat-Feb-10-2018 12:00 pm
Cut off date:
Sat-Feb-17-2018
Individual Price:
$30.00

NORWEGIAN HYMNODY SEMINAR SERIES

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.

Instructor: Gracia Grindal

Cost: $20 for individual seminars

 

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

 

 

Upcoming Events

Norwegian Hymnody Seminar Series
Sat-Jan-13-2018 9:00 am
Norwegian Hymnody Seminar 1
Sat-Jan-13-2018 9:00 am
Kvinnekor- Winter Membership
Tue-Feb-06-2018 6:00 pm

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