NHS Scholarship

NorwayNor­we­gian House Soci­ety offers six bur­saries to stu­dents in recog­ni­tion of the con­tri­bu­tion of John Sher­man of John Sher­man Indus­tries; Egil Lorentzen, founder of Lornex Cop­per Mine; archi­tect Egil Lyn­gen; Erik Unheim, first pres­i­dent of the Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety; the Nor­we­gian House Memo­r­i­al Bur­sary; and jour­nal­ist Olaf “Hall” Leiren. The schol­ar­ships are of $1000.00 each.

Brief Guide­lines

  • Pref­er­ence will be giv­en to appli­cants of Nor­we­gian descent or relat­ed to past or present mem­bers of Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety
  • Must be a res­i­dent of BC
  • For Post-sec­ondary school or col­lege
  • Should include con­fir­ma­tion of enrol­ment
  • Must apply by 4.30pm Fri­day April 28th, 2017

Please see the full Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety Schol­ar­ship Infor­ma­tion 2017.

For infor­ma­tion con­tact David Moul­ton at 604–522-8182. Please do not call the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre office.



Norwegian Language Classes

Nor­we­gian lan­guage instruc­tion is offered by Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety. All the cur­rent class­es will be held at the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burn­a­by, near Kens­ing­ton Avenue and Sprott Street. Addi­tion­al loca­tions could be arranged for a small group depend­ing on instruc­tor avail­abil­i­ty. For info con­tact  Sher­ry Johansen sherrymj@nulltelus.net

Adult classes

New Begin­ner Class start­ing Mon­day March 6th, 2017, 7pm to 9pm!

Begin­ner I: Wednes­day: 7 to 9 pm from Jan­u­ary 11, 2017 (text Troll I Ord lessons 1–5)

Begin­ner II: Thurs­day 7 to 9 pm; from Jan­u­ary 12, 2017 (text Troll I Ord 6–10+); instruc­tor Mette

Inter­me­di­ate: Wednes­day 7 to 9 pm; Jan­u­ary 11 , 2017 (Troll I Ord 11-@20); instruc­tor Anne Maia

Advanced: Tues­day 7 to 9 pm; from Jan­u­ary 10, 2017 (ref­er­ence text Troll I Ord); instruc­tor Mette

Pri­vate instruc­tion might be arranged through one of our instruc­tors.

Fees: Each 10 ­course ses­sion costs $125. Pay elec­tron­i­cal­ly or 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. Begin­ner cours­es empha­size speak­ing and read­ing. Writ­ten lan­guage is added in Inter­me­di­ate and Advanced cours­es.

Instruc­tors: Our teach­ers are qual­i­fied and excit­ing native Nor­we­gian speak­ers using the Oslo dialect. They bring much use­ful cul­tur­al infor­ma­tion to each class.

Children’s classes – Learning Norwegian is FUN!

Bar­neskolen FREE for small chil­dren, 10 Sat­ur­days, 12:30 to 2 pm start­ing Jan­u­ary 14, 2017. Chil­dren enjoy books, toys, sim­ple games, and songs in Nor­we­gian. Par­ents must accom­pa­ny chil­dren and share lead­er­ship and super­vi­sion.

Bar­neskolen for ages 4 or 5 to 12, 10 Sat­ur­days, 12:30 to 2 start­ing Jan­u­ary 14, 2917. Chil­dren talk, sing, dance, do Scan­di­na­vian crafts and cook­ing, and play games, all in Nor­we­gian. Stu­dents may per­form at Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety events. Stu­dents may be grouped by age depend­ing on skill and on avail­abil­i­ty of addi­tion­al instruc­tors.

Instruc­tor: Sigrid

Fees: $125 for a first child; addi­tion­al sib­lings $75. Pay at the first class.

To register: sherrymj@nulltelus.net

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: Sher­ry Johansen sherrymj@nulltelus.net


Our Nor­we­gian Con­ver­sa­tion Cof­fee Club meets on Sun­days at 2 pm start­ing in mid Jan­u­ary. Stop by to share cof­fee, treats and top­ics. For infor­ma­tion or to con­firm dates, hol­i­days, etc. con­tact Judith at judithanderson@nullshaw.ca or phone Eva 604 581‑3376. Judith can arrange e-mail reminders and noti­fi­ca­tions.

Fol­low us on Face­book: https://www.facebook.com/VancouverNorwegianLanguageClasses



Language Classes

Language Classes
If you want to con­nect with your Scan­di­na­vian roots, brush up on your exist­ing skills or are look­ing for a new chal­lenge, we have the class for you!

The Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre offers both chil­dren and adult lan­guage class­es for begin­ners, inter­me­di­ates and advanced speak­ers in all Scan­di­na­vian lan­guages. Nation­al hol­i­days, cel­e­bra­tions and tra­di­tions form a large part of the cur­ricu­lum of each class, younger stu­dents learn through songs and games and movies, mag­a­zines, and news­pa­pers are used to facil­i­tate learn­ing and to cre­ate a fun atmos­phere.

All class­es are held at the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre.



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