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-ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Wed-Apr-15-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-01-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Apr-22-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

BEGINNING 1- ONLINE 

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. Instructors and students will utilize a variety of technology tools to deliver instruction and  build community.

 

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

April 15th- June 3rd

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 2- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Wed-Apr-15-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Jun-03-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Apr-22-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

BEGINNING 2- ONLINE 

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

 

Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

April 15th- June 3rd

Instructor: Tanya Thresher 

 

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 3- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Thu-Apr-16-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Thu-Jun-04-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Thu-Apr-23-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

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.

 

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

April 16th- June 4th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland & Britta Weber

 

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 4- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Mon-Apr-13-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-01-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-20-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

BEGINNING 4- ONLINE

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

 

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

April 13th- June 1st

Instructor: Katherine Parent

  

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate 1- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Mon-Apr-13-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-01-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-20-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

INTERMEDIATE 1- ONLINE

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

Explore the theme of family & celebrations through topics such as family and relatives, appearance and personality, love and relationships. Instructors and students will use a variety of technology tools to deliver and engage with instruction and build community.

 

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

April 13th- June 1st

Instructor: Rachel Peterson

  

COVID-19 Textbook 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate 3- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Wed-Apr-15-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Wed-Jun-03-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Wed-Apr-22-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

INTERMEDIATE 3- ONLINE

Text: Sett i gang 2, Chapters 22-24*

Explore the theme of work & economy including themes such as occupations, working conditions, and personal finances in Norway. 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.

April 15th- June 3rd

Instructor: Alan Ingman

  

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Conversational Norwegian- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Tue-Apr-14-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Jun-02-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-21-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

CONVERSATIONAL NORWEGIAN- ONLINE

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

Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
April 14th- June 2nd
Instructor: Alan Ingman

 
 

Flukten fra vikingene- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Mon-Apr-13-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-01-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-20-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

FLUKTEN FRA VIKINGENE- ONLINE

Text: Flukten fra vikingene av Torill Thorstad Hauger

Flukten fra vikingene is a thrilling tale of two Celtic children who were captured and enslaved during a viking raid in England. This vivid and accurate portrayal of the life and communities of 12th Century vikings is filled with rich language and content.  We will focus on vocabulary development and use conversation, grammar and writing to expand our comprehension as we finish this novel. Instructors and students will use a variety of technology tools to deliver and engage in instruction and build community.

 

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

April 13th- June 1st

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

  

 

 

Brudekisten- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Mon-Apr-13-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-01-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-20-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

BRUDEKISTEN- ONLINE

Text: Brudekisten av Unni Lindell

Brudekisten is an atmospheric novel by one of Norway's leading contemporary crime novelists that is set, in part, at Gaustad Asylum, Norway's first psychiatric hospital. We will finish reading and discussing this novel and also dedicate time to explicit grammar review. This class also includes grammar review and is conducted entirely in Norwegian. Instructors and students will use a variety of technology tools to deliver and engage with instruction and build community.

Mondays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
April 13th- June 1st
Instructor: Signe Ilstrup
 

Sovende hunder- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Tue-Apr-14-2020 9:00 am
Event End Date:
Tue-Jun-02-2020 11:00 am
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-21-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

SOVENDE HUNDER- ONLINE

Text: Sovende hunder av Roar Ræstad

Set in Trondheim during the German occupation of Norway, Sovende hunder explores themes such as personal ambition, loyalty, and love. We will finish reading and discussing this novel and students will also have opportunities to research and prepare presentations. Instructors and students will use a variety of technology tools to deliver and engage with instruction and build community.

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

April 14th- June 2nd

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

  

Minnesota-trilogien- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Mon-Apr-13-2020 6:15 pm
Event End Date:
Mon-Jun-01-2020 8:15 pm
Cut off date:
Mon-Apr-20-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

MINNESOTA-TRILOGIEN- ONLINE

Text: De døde av Vidar Sundstøl*

De døde is the second 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. Instructors and students will use a variety of technology tools to deliver and engage with instruction and build community.

Mondays, 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
April 13th- June 1st
Instructor: Becca Ayala

Kvinnekor Spring Session- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Tue-Apr-14-2020 6:00 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Jun-02-2020 7:15 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-21-2020
Individual Price:
$25.00

KVINNEKOR- ONLINE

Kvinnekor draws together women who share an interest in Norway and choral music. Join us this spring as we prepare for syttende mai and fall performances. 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. - 7:15 p.m.

April 14th- June 2nd

Director: Margy Sather Peterson

 

Cost: $25 for 8-week membership fee

Kurt Quo Vadis?- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Sat-Apr-18-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date:
Sat-Jun-06-2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date:
Sat-Apr-25-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

KURT QUO VADIS?- ONLINE

Text: Kurt Quo Vadis?

Kurt Quo Vadis? is the story of one man's search for success as he reevaluates his purpose in life and explores new ideas. As we listen to and read this young adult novel we will focus on vocabulary development, grammar review and comprehension. Additionally, we will stretch our speaking skills through facilitated discussions based on our readings. Instructors and students will use a variety of technology tools to deliver and engage with instruction and build community.

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

April 18th- June 6th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

COVID-19 Book Update:

Kurt Quo Vadis? is available at Mindekirken. More details about pick-up/delivery will be communicated upon registration.

Påskekrim- ONLINE

Class/Event date:
Tue-Apr-14-2020 1:30 pm
Event End Date:
Tue-Jun-02-2020 3:30 pm
Cut off date:
Tue-Apr-21-2020
Individual Price:
$140.00

PÅSKEKRIM- ONLINE

Text: Compendium of short stories

Norwegians have a rich tradition of enjoying crime stories and detective novels during their Easter holiday. We will bring this tradition to life as we exlore works written by Karin Fossum, Gunnar Staalesen, Fredrik Skagen, Tom Ekeland and more. This class will have an extra emphasis on reading and writing this term, it is conducted entirely in Norwegian. Instructors and students will use a variety of technology tools to deliver and engage with instruction and build community.

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

April 14th- June 2nd

 

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

 

 

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Mindekirken Norwegian Language & Culture Program
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