Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre

Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre

Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre

Norway


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Norwegian Language Classes

Norwegian language instruction is offered by the Norwegian House Society and our qualified instructors. Given the ongoing public health restrictions due to COVID-19, all language classes for Winter Term (January – March 2022) will be held via Zoom.

Adult Classes

Adult language classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels all take place one evening per week from 7-9 pm online via Zoom. Classes focus on speaking, listening, reading, and writing, along with discussion of Norwegian life, culture, and history. The aim is to move students from complete beginner to fluency as they progress from one level to the next. Taking language classes gives students a year’s membership in the Norwegian House Society and is a gateway to the many cultural offerings at the Centre.

  • Fall Term: Week of September 20 – December 6, 2021
  • Winter Term: Week of January 10 – March 28, 2022
  • Spring Term: Week of April 18 – June 20, 2022

Please Note:  Intake for Fall Term 2021 is now closed.  Beginners are requested to wait for the next Beginner I course, starting September 2022.  Please email NorwegianClassesSCCS@gmail.com to be added to the waiting list and you will be contacted in August 2022 and invited to register.

If you are not a beginner:  If you already have some Norwegian language ability, you may be able to fit into one of our upcoming Winter Term classes (see below).  Contact NorwegianClassesSCC@gmail.com for more details.  You may be asked to take a no-cost language proficiency evaluation to determine your level.

Beginner II

When: Thursdays for 12 weeks (January 13 – March 31), 7-9 pm
Where: Zoom (online – link provided prior to first class)
Cost: $180 (textbook not included – $40 extra)
Prerequisite: Beginner I or CEFR Level A1

Intermediate II

When: Wednesdays for 12 weeks (January 12 – March 30), 7-9 pm
Where:  Zoom (online – link provided prior to first class)
Cost: $180 (textbook extra – $45)
Prerequisite: Intermediate I or CEFR Levels A2/B1

Advanced

When: Tuesdays for 12 weeks (January 11 – March 29), 7-9 pm
Where: Zoom (online – link provided prior to first class)
Cost: $180 (includes textbook Troll i ord at no charge)
Prerequisite: Intermediate VI or equivalent ability (CEFR Level B2/C1-2)

Textbooks

Beginner classes use The Mystery of Nils, which we sell for $40 (cheaper than Amazon!) as part of tuition. Intermediate classes use the next volume in the series, Mysteriet om Nils, which is completely in Norwegian. We sell this book for $45 (again, cheaper than Amazon) with tuition. Advanced classes use Troll i ord, which is provided free of charge. Please note: Since classes will be via Zoom, we will work with each student to ensure they receive a copy of the textbook if they purchase one from us.

 

Weekend Viking Warriors

In early 2022 we are hosting an afternoon of Norwegian language and culture at the Centre. This fun day is designed to interest a broad range of people who want to learn a little, eat some good food, and have fun in a relaxed setting. Maybe you want to travel to Norway or you want to dip your toes into the Norwegian language before signing up for an adult class? No experience with Norway or Norwegian required! Planning is still underway, but if you are interested, please email NorwegianClassesSCC@gmail.com. Cost will be minimal.

 

Interested in teaching Norwegian?

If you are a fluent Norwegian speaker and feel confident engaging with a group of keen language learners, the Norwegian House Society is always looking for new language instructors. We pay competitive rates and have just updated our curriculum to provide instruction guidance for each course we offer. Please contact NorwegianClassesSCC@gmail.com for more information.

 

Kaffestue

Our Nor­we­gian Con­ver­sa­tion Cof­fee Club is on a break. For information contact Judith at judithanderson@shaw.ca

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

 

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