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.

25
Sep
2022

Mindekirken Norske Klubben

Sun-Sep-25-2022 10:00 am - Sun-May-21-2023 11:00 am
Free

MINDEKIRKEN NORSKE KLUBBEN- IN-PERSON

Mindekirken Norske Klubben is a Norwegian language and culture group for kids around ages 5 to 11 that explores the theme sanger og fortellinger (songs and stories). With an informal structure, activities may include games, songs, art projects, and dramatic play. 

Registration is required, but it is FREE to attend. 

Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 am

December 4th

December 18th

January 15th

January 29th

February 12th

February 26th

March 12th

10
Jan
2023

Beginning 1 - ONLINE

Tue-Jan-10-2023 6:00 pm - Tue-Mar-14-2023 8:00 pm
$220.00

BEGINNING 1- ONLINE

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.

 

Tuesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm (CST)

January 10th - March 14th

Instructor: Kathleen Maris Paltrineri

10
Jan
2023

Beginning 5 - ONLINE

Tue-Jan-10-2023 6:30 pm - Tue-Mar-14-2023 8:30 pm
$220.00
Beginning 5 - ONLINE

BEGINNING 5 - ONLINE

Explore the theme of climate & clothing through topics such as climate and weather, seasons and holidays, and clothing and fashion.

Text: Sett i gang 1, Chapters 13-15

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, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

January 10th - March 14th

Instructor: Britta Augdahl

 

10
Jan
2023

Intermediate 3 - ONLINE

Tue-Jan-10-2023 6:15 pm - Tue-Mar-14-2023 8:15 pm
$220.00
Intermediate 3 - ONLINE

INTERMEDIATE 3 - ONLINE

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

Text: Sett i gang 2, Chapters 22-24

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.

Wednesdays, 6:15pm - 8:15pm

January 10th - March 14th

Instructor: Ingunn Henrikssen

11
Jan
2023

Upper Intermediate Norwegian 1 - ONLINE

Wed-Jan-11-2023 6:15 pm - Wed-Mar-15-2023 8:15 pm
$220.00

UPPER INTERMEDIATE NORWEGIAN 1 - ONLINE

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

Wednesday 6:15pm - 8:15pm (CST)

January 11th - March 15th

Instructor: Ingunn Henrikssen

 

10
Jan
2023

Upper Intermediate Norwegian 5 - ONLINE

Tue-Jan-10-2023 2:30 pm - Tue-Mar-14-2023 4:30 pm
$220.00

UPPER INTERMEDIATE NORWEGIAN 5 - ONLINE

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

Tuesday 2:30pm - 4:30pm (CST)

January 10th - March 14th

Instructor: Ingunn Henrikssen

 

14
Jan
2023

Short Stories & Conversation - IN-PERSON

Sat-Jan-14-2023 10:00 am - Sat-Mar-18-2023
$220.00

SHORT STORIES & CONVERSATION - IN-PERSON

This intensive language class is designed for intermediate learners looking for including folk tales, poems, excerpts from novels and songs, and scripts. Think of it as a weekly book-talk with shorter books!

Language exercises may include small introductions to Norwegian dialects and Nynorsk, Swedish/Danish, and slang along with the predominately Norwegian Bokmål. meant to spark new conversations each week. We’ll add in word lists and grammar topics as they come up, to add on to the work you’ve already done and review the tougher subjects for fluency.

This course does not require any purchased texts, though there will be weekly readings and  esearch homework involved to keep conversation going. Expect a welcoming (and forgiving) speaking environment and reading that will push the comfort zones of intermediate learners.

Text: Supplementary Texts

 

Thursday, 6:15pm - 8:15pm 

January 12th - March 16th

Instructor: Ethan Bjelland

 

12
Jan
2023

Conversational Norwegian- ONLINE

Thu-Jan-12-2023 6:15 pm - Thu-Mar-16-2023 8:15 pm
$220.00

CONVERSATIONAL NORWEGIAN ONLINE- 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!

 

Thursday 6:15pm - 8:15pm (CST)

January 12th - March 16th

Instructor: Alan Ingman

 

09
Jan
2023

Søsterklokkene Part 2 - ONLINE

Mon-Jan-09-2023 6:15 pm - Mon-Mar-13-2023 8:15 pm
$220.00

SØSTERKLOKKENE- PART 2- ONLINE

Only 28 of the 2,000 stavkirker that once existed in Norway exist today. In Lars Mytting’s Søsterklokkene, the fate of Butangen stavkirke and its magical bells is interwoven with the fates of the three main characters: Astrid Hekne, whose ancestors had donated the bells to the church; Kai Schweigaard, the new minister who wants to modernize life in Butangen; and Gerhard Schönhauer, the German art and architecture student who has come to Butangen to supervise the dismantling and moving of the stave church to Germany.  Set in the late 1800’s in a remote part of Telemark, Mytting uses historical detail to create a world for both his characters and his readers to inhabit.  Please join us as we continue our journey back in time with Mytting's characters. This class is conducted in Norwegian and includes grammar review for which we use Norsk grammatikk: Norsk som andrespråk, arbeidsbok.

Texts: Søsterklokkene 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.

Monday 6:15pm - 8:15pm

January 9th - March 13th

Instructor: Signe Ilstrup

09
Jan
2023

Vitne til død- ONLINE

Mon-Jan-09-2023 6:15 pm - Mon-Mar-13-2023 8:15 pm
$220.00

VITNE TIL DØD- ONLINE

Vitne til død is the first book in a new crime fiction series about 13-year-old Martine through a murder mystery that includes her whole family and spans across borders. This class will read the novel, engage in conversation and fine tune our grammar. We will meet online, for the most part, but may schedule several in-person classes throughout the session. 

Text: Vitne til død av Anne-Kari Minsaas

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.

 

Monday 6:15pm - 8:15pm

January 9th - March 13th

Instructor: Christine Midelfort

 

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