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 3- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Tue-Jun-22-2021 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Aug-17-2021 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Jun-29-2021
Individual Price:
$160.00

BEGINNING 3- ONLINE 

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. Instructors and students will use a variety of technology tools to deliver and engage with instruction and build community.

 

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

June 22nd- August 17th

Instructor: Ingunn Henrikssen

 

COVID-19 Book Update:

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon in advance or at Mindekirken. More details about pick-up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning Norwegian Review- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Wed-Jun-23-2021 6:45 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Aug-18-2021 8:45 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Jun-30-2021
Individual Price:
$160.00

BEGINNING NORWEGIAN REVIEW

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 1-15

This class is designed to help students who have completed Beginning Norwegian 5 to refresh their skill sets in key areas such as grammar, vocabulary, and culture på norsk. The class will revisit themes covered in the Sett i Gang I textbook and workbook, as well as explore other related topics. Special emphasis will be placed on gaining confidence in using spoken Norwegian by completing culturally-focused projects designed to increase active vocabulary.

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

June 23rd - August 18th

Instructor: Ingunn Henrikssen

 

Travel Seminar: Lofoten Islands- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Wed-Jun-23-2021 6:30 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Jun-23-2021 8:30 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Jun-23-2021
Individual Price:
$30.00

LOFOTEN ISLANDS

Join us for an out-of-the ordinary tour to the Lofoten Islands of Northern Norway. We will begin our tour in Trondheim with a visit to Nidarosdomen, then travel on the Nordlandsbanen railroad from Trondheim to Bodø where we will take a cruise on Hurtigruten to Svolvær on the Lofoten Islands. Here we will explore the dramatic scenery and vibrant fishing villages through a variety of excursions. 

 

 

Wednesday, June 23rd    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

 

Cost: $30*

 

Instructor: Magne Hatlevik

 

*the cost of the travel seminars are intended for one individual/household. Please reach out if you are interested in arranging something for a larger group.

 

Travel Seminar: Saints of Norway- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Wed-Jul-21-2021 6:30 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Jul-21-2021 8:30 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Jul-21-2021
Individual Price:
$30.00

SAINTS OF NORWAY

Join us for a tour that traces the historical sites connected to two of Norway’s three Saints. Our tour will start in Bergen and we will embark on a boat cruise where we explore the cloister ruins of St. Sunniva on the island of Selja and the Selje Monastery. We will also stop in Ålesund, Molde, Kristiansund and end up in Trondheim for St. Olav's Festival. Here we will visit the historical battleground of Stiklestad where Norway’s Christian Viking King St. Olav met his fate. 

 

 

Wednesday, July 21st     6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Magne Hatlevik

 

*the cost of the travel seminars are intended for one individual/household. Please reach out if you are interested in arranging something for a larger group.

 

Travel Seminar: Traveling in Scandinavia ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Wed-Aug-18-2021 6:30 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Aug-18-2021 8:30 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Aug-18-2021
Individual Price:
$30.00

TRAVELING IN SCANDINAVIA

 

This seminar will have tips of travel on Iceland,  in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

 

Wednesday, August 18th     6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Magne Hatlevik

 

*the cost of the travel seminars are intended for one individual/household. Please reach out if you are interested in arranging something for a larger group.

 

Reading Short Stories- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Mon-Jun-21-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Aug-02-2021 7:30 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Jun-28-2021
Individual Price:
$80.00

READING SHORT STORIES-ONLINE

In this course we will explore Olly Richard's "Short Stories in Norwegian" as a basis for improving reading comprehension and conversation.

Mondays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

June 21, July 6*, July 19, August 2

Instructor: Rachel Peterson

 

*due to the July 4th holiday, class will meet on a Tuesday instead

 

 

 

 

Visemusikk i Norge: fra dikt til sang i den 20. århundre- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Mon-Jun-21-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jul-26-2021 7:30 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Jun-28-2021
Individual Price:
$80.00

VISEMUSIKK I NORGE: FRA DIKT TIL SANG I DEN 20. ÅRHUNDRE-ONLINE

We will read 20th Century Norwegian poems which have been turned into songs/viser. We will explore how works by Nordahl Grieg, Arnulf Øverland, Inger Hagerup, Aslaug Vaa, Alf Prøysen og Einar Skjæraasen have been turned into viser which have brought enjoyment to many.

 

Mondays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

June 21, June 28, July 19, July 26

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

Musikk Snakk- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Wed-Jul-07-2021 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Jul-28-2021 7:30 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Jul-14-2021
Individual Price:
$80.00

MUSIKK SNAKK-ONLINE

We will explore Norwegian language pop, black metal, hip hop/rap, and rock. We will make and share our own playlists (even if you're new to the streaming world), and we'll discuss our favorite musicians, and our hopes for the future of Norwegian music. We'll also learn a few "need-to-know" songs for Norwegian social situations. Karaoke (on Zoom-mute) will happen! Instruction will be in English.

 

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

 

Upcoming Events

Travel Seminar: Lofoten Islands- ONLINE
Wed-Jun-23-2021 6:30 pm
Musikk Snakk- ONLINE
Wed-Jul-07-2021 6:00 pm
Travel Seminar: Saints of Norway- ONLINE
Wed-Jul-21-2021 6:30 pm

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Mindekirken Norwegian Language & Culture Program
The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church
924 East 21st Street - Minneapolis, MN 55404-2952
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