Speak Norwegian!

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.

Adult classes

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.

To reg­is­ter or inquire: Car­olyn 778 228-2334, or Thelma:


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 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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