Language and Culture

Norwegian language classes are the heart of our program. Each trimester, we offer a range of Norwegian classes for beginning learners to those that are more advanced. Cost: $205 for ten, two-hour sessions. Culture classes are designed to expand learners’ knowledge of traditional and contemporary Norwegian culture. Cost & length varies.

11
Sep
2021

Ragnarok

Sat-Sep-11-2021 10:00 am - Sat-Nov-13-2021 12:00 pm
$205.00

RAGNAROK

The Old Norse depicted the end of the world as a massive battle between the giants and the gods; the Æsir and the Vanir; utgaard and the inngaard. "Ragnarok" as it's known in Norwegian, was the ultimate reset button for life as we know it today.

In Netflix's third feature series from Norway (after Lillyhammer and Hjem til jul), the quiet, unsuspecting, fictional fjord town of Edda, Hordaland is about to be the epicenter of the next Norse battle for humanity. When an upstanding young man named Magne moves into town with his family, things start getting strange. He finds he has gained incredible strength, he no longer needs his glasses, and he has an incredible urge to save the earth from the toxic waste coming from the mysterious Jutul factories.

This course is perfect for those who like a challenging but forgiving space to spend time exploring spoken Norwegian. we'll review portions of the script each week, and we’ll read summaries of each episode with key words. We’ll also use the film to delve into some advanced grammar and usage in Norwegian. 

Culturally, we’ll learn more together about environmental conservation in Norway and relevant Norse myths. Join us for an exciting show and a fun morning discussion. 

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

September 11th - November 13th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

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13
Sep
2021

Intermediate 5

Mon-Sep-13-2021 6:15 pm - Mon-Nov-15-2021 8:15 pm
$205.00
Intermediate 5

INTERMEDIATE 5

Explore the theme of Travel & Geography including themes such as transportation and accommodations, tourist attractions, and trips in Norway.

Text: Sett i gang 2, Chapters 25-27

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon or, you can purchase it through our website.  If you plan on ordering your book through MNLCP, you will find it listed under events. Please "register" and pay for your book as you check out. You will receive a separate email about pick-up/delivery options.

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

September 13th - November 15th

Instructor: Rachel Peterson

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13
Sep
2021

Svøm med dem som drukner

Mon-Sep-13-2021 6:15 pm - Mon-Nov-15-2021 8:15 pm
$205.00
Svøm med dem som drukner

SVØM MED DEM SOM DRUKNER

Join us as we read about 23-year-old Edvard as he tries to untangle the mysteries of his family.  In 1971 when he was three years old, his parents were found dead on a WWI battlefield in France, but Edvard was found four days later in another location.  He grew up with his grandfather in Gudbrandsdal, and now that he's an adult and his grandfather has died, Edvard wants to find out exactly what happened to his parents, what happened during the four days he was missing, and why those things happened.  This class is conducted in Norwegian and includes grammar review for which we use Norsk grammatikk: Norsk som andrespråk, arbeidsbok.

Texts: Svøm med dem som drukner by Lars Mytting and Norsk grammatikk: Norsk som andrespråk, arbeidsbok by Kirsti MacDonald. 

If you plan on ordering books through MNLCP, you will find them listed under events. Please “register” and pay for your book as you check out. You will receive a separate email about pick-up/delivery options. Inventory is limited and we strongly urge you to reserve your copy as soon as possible.

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

September 13th - November 15th

Instructor: Signe Ilstrup

 

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13
Sep
2021

Smuglerhuset

Mon-Sep-13-2021 6:15 pm - Mon-Nov-15-2021 8:15 pm
$205.00
Smuglerhuset

SMUGLERHUSET

Join us as we read SmUglerhuset, the final installment of a series of mysteries for young adults by the well-known Norwegian mystery author, Jørn Lier Horst.  The CLUE (Cecilie, Leo, Una, Egon) Club solve difficult mysteries occurring around their small town of Skutebukta near Stavern in Vestfold.  You do not need to have read any of the previous books in the series to fully enjoy and understand this novel.  This class is designed for students at the intermediate stage in their language learning and students will actively engage in their learning through conversation, grammar exercises, vocabulary development, read alouds, and special projects. 

Text: Smuglerhuset, by Jørn Lier Horst, #13 in the CLUE mystery series for young adults

If you plan on ordering Smuglerhuset through MNLCP, you will find them listed under events. Please “register” and pay for your book as you check out. You will receive a separate email about pick-up/delivery options. Inventory is limited and we strongly urge you to reserve your copy as soon as possible.

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

September 13th - November 15th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

 

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

13
Sep
2021

Beginning I

Mon-Sep-13-2021 6:15 pm - Mon-Nov-15-2021 8:15 pm
$205.00
Beginning I

BEGINNING 1

Explore the theme of language and identity through topics such as getting acquainted, studies, work and leisure and language and people.

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 1-3*

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon or, you can purchase it through our website.  If you plan on ordering your book through MNLCP, you will find it listed under events. Please "register" and pay for your book as you check out. You will receive a separate email about pick-up/delivery options.

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

September 13th - November 15th

Instructor: Britta Augdahl

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14
Sep
2021

Kureren

Tue-Sep-14-2021 1:30 am - Tue-Nov-16-2021 3:30 am
$205.00

KUREREN

This mystery takes place in Norway during the Second World War and also in the 1970's when the characters reunite.  This author is a well-known and respected mystery writer and the novel promises to be an exciting one. This class is designed for students at the intermediate stage in their language learning and students will actively engage in their learning through conversation, grammar exercises, vocabulary development, read alouds, and special projects. 

Text: Kureren by Kjell Ola Dahl

If you plan on ordering Katharina-koden through MNLCP, you will find them listed under events. Please “register” and pay for your book as you check out. You will receive a separate email about pick-up/delivery options. Inventory is limited and we strongly urge you to reserve your copy as soon as possible.

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

September 14th - November 16th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

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14
Sep
2021

Katharina-koden

Tue-Sep-14-2021 9:00 am - Tue-Nov-16-2021 11:00 am
$205.00
Katharina-koden

KATHARINA-KODEN

Katharina-koden is an award-winning novel that explores two quarter century old cold case disappearances. We will read this novel and also focus on developing our listening and reading skills in Norwegian. Students will actively engage in their learning through read alouds, conversation, grammar exercises, using the text and media such as YouTube and NRK TV. 

Text: Katharina-koden, by Jørn Lier Horst

If you plan on ordering Katharina-koden through MNLCP, you will find them listed under events. Please “register” and pay for your book as you check out. You will receive a separate email about pick-up/delivery options. Inventory is limited and we strongly urge you to reserve your copy as soon as possible.

Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

September 14th - November 16th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

14
Sep
2021

Upper Intermediate Norwegian 1

Tue-Sep-14-2021 2:30 pm - Tue-Nov-16-2021 4:30 pm
$205.00

UPPER INTERMEDIATE NORWEGIAN 1

This class is designed for students who are comfortable reading and communicating orally in Norwegian at a beginning/lower intermediate level, and who are serious about taking the next step in their Norwegian language learning journey.  Unlike other MNLCP classes, we will use Stein på stein, the primary curriculum used in Norway to build language competency among intermediate learners for whom Norwegian is not a first language, to guide learning. 

Through weekly written assignments students will deepen their understanding of essential linguistic and cultural knowledge and also increase skills related to reading, speaking and listening.  Instruction is conducted primarily in Norwegian and will challenge students to demonstrate their learning both orally and through writing. This class is recommended for those who have completed Intermediate Norwegian 5 and above, or the equivalent and who are committed to spending time on their Norwegian studies outside of class. 

Text: Stein på stein  textbook and workbook by Elisabeth Ellingsen and Kirsti Mac Donald

Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

September 14th - November 16th

Instructor: Ingunn Henrikssen

 

 

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14
Sep
2021

Beginning 4

Tue-Sep-14-2021 6:15 pm - Tue-Nov-16-2021 8:15 pm
$205.00
Beginning 4

BEGINNING 4

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

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 10-12

Sett i gang 1 & 2 can be purchased through Amazon or, you can purchase it through our website.  If you plan on ordering your book through MNLCP, you will find it listed under events. Please "register" and pay for your book as you check out. You will receive a separate email about pick-up/delivery options.

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

September 14th - November 16th

Instructor: Ingunn Henrikssen

 

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14
Sep
2021

Conversational Norwegian

Tue-Sep-14-2021 6:15 pm - Tue-Nov-16-2021 8:15 pm
$205.00

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 14th- November 16th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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