Norwegian House Society offers a range of Norwegian Language courses that begin in September and again in January. Most are held at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas Street in Burnaby. Lively teachers from Norway offer instruction, practice, and cultural information. Make friends! Have fun! Speak Norwegian at last.
Beginner I: Wednesdays 7 pm to 9 pm; starting January 13, 2016 (text Troll I Ord lessons 1–5). Teacher: Mette.
Beginner II: Tuesdays: 7 pm to 9 pm starting January 12, 2016 (Troll I Ord 6–10+). Teacher: Mette.
Intermediate II: Thursdays 7 pm to 9 pm (enrolment permitting); from January 14, 2016 (Troll I Ord 11–15+) Alternate choices might be either Intermediate I or Advanced.
Intermediate I: Wednesdays 7 pm to 9 pm; from January 2016 (text Troll I Ord 16–20+).
Advanced: Thursdays 7 pm to 9 pm; from January 14, 2016 (reference text Troll I Ord)
Fees: Each 10 session course costs $125 plus course materials if any. Pay by cheque at the first class.
Curricula: Current text (Troll I Ord, downloadable) covers Beginner and Intermediate courses and is used as a reference in the Advanced course. Speaking and then reading are emphasized at first with written language added in Intermediate and Advanced courses. Adjustments are made to suit students’ needs.
Instructors: Our teachers are well qualified and exciting native Norwegian speakers with accents from the Oslo area. They add much interesting cultural information to each class. You will enjoy your experience.
Children’s classes – FUN!
Barneskolen for children to age 3, 10 Saturdays, 12:30 to 2 pm. Children play with books, toys, and enjoy simple games and songs in Norwegian. Parents must accompany children and share supervision and instruction. No fee.
Children’s Play and Learn for ages 4 to 12, 10 Saturdays, 12:30 to 2. Talk, sing, dance, do Scandinavian crafts and cooking, and perform in Norwegian with their friends. This ten week course runs Saturdays from 12:30 to 2. Students may perform at NHS events. Students will be grouped by age depending on registration and instructor availability. Note: Children’s Play and Learn classes WILL NOT BE HELD THIS JANUARY unless an instructor is found.
Fees: $100 for a first child, $75 for a second child. Additional children are free. Pay at the first class.
To register Email Carolyn with your name, address, phone number, course wanted, and a comment about your Norwegian language skill level. With a child’s registration, include age and any special requirements such as food allergies. Expect a return confirmation. Register early as courses with insufficient enrolment may be cancelled. Students who wish to register late are welcome; the instructors arrange much review in every course. Fees will be prorated for late registrations.
Kaffestue Norwegian Conversation Coffee Club on Sundays at 2 pm. Stop by to share coffee, treats and topics. For information or to confirm dates, holidays off, etc. contact Judith at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Eva 604 581-3376. Judith can arrange for you to receive e-mail reminders and notification of changes to schedule.
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