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: Thursdays 7 pm to 9 pm; from September 15, 2016 (text Troll I Ord lessons 1-5)
Beginner II: Mondays: 7 pm to 9 pm from September 12, 2016 (Troll I Ord 6-10+)
Intermediate: Wednesday 7 pm to 9 pm; from September 14, 2016 (Troll I Ord 11-15+)
Advanced: Tuesdays 7 pm to 9 pm; from September 13, 2016 (reference text Troll I Ord)
Fees: Each 10 course session costs $125 plus course materials if any. Pay by cheque at the first class.
Curricula: Courses in general follow the text (Troll I Ord, downloadable) in Beginner and Intermediate courses. It is used as a reference in the Advanced course. Instructors enrich classes with vocabulary and speaking practice adjusted to suit students’ needs. Early level courses emphasize speaking and reading with written language added in Intermediate and Advanced courses.
Instructors: Our teachers are qualified and exciting native Norwegian speakers using the Oslo dialect. They also add much useful cultural information to each class.
Children’s classes – Norwegian is FUN!
Barneskolen FREE for children to age 3 or 4, 10 Saturdays, 12:30 to 2 pm starting September 17, 2016. Children enjoy books, toys, simple games, and songs in Norwegian. Parents must accompany children and share leadership and supervision.
Children’s Play and Learn for ages 4 or 5 to 12, 10 Saturdays, 12:30 to 2 starting September 17. Children talk, sing, dance, do Scandinavian crafts and cooking, and play games, all in Norwegian. Students may perform at NHS events. Students may be grouped by age depending on skill and on availability of additional instructors.
Fees: $125 for a first child; additional siblings $75. Pay at the first class.
Email your name, address, phone number, course wanted, and a comment about your Norwegian language skill level. With your child’s registration, include age and special requirements such as food allergies. Expect a return confirmation. Register early as courses with insufficient enrolment may be cancelled. Students are welcome to register late; the instructors arrange much review at every class. Fees are prorated for late registrations. Our instructors will help you find the best course for you. You may also visit more than one course to help you decide.
To register or inquire: Carolyn 778–228 2334, firstname.lastname@example.org or Thelma email@example.com
Our Norwegian Conversation Coffee Club meets on Sundays at 2 pm starting in mid September. 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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