Norwegian Language Starter Session

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Norwegian Language Starter Session

Eight Tuesdays April 6-May 25 (7:30-8:30pm) with Evelyn Galstad

Level of Instruction
Everyone welcome, adults 18 and older.
$135.00 Members
$150.00 Non-members

Hoping to travel to Norway someday? Want to connect with Norwegian friends or family in their native language? We’ve got you covered! Start your Norwegian-language learning or refresh stale language skills this fall with Norwegian Instructor Evelyn Galstad. During the eight-week session, we’ll cover the basics of grammar and vocabulary to get you ready to connect with other Norwegian speakers. If you like, you’ll get activities to extend your learning between class meetings. The weekly class meetings will happen on Zoom for an active, conversation-based hour. Enrollment also includes a class workbook and a study treat ($20 value). Bli med! (Come join!)

This class consists of eight Zoom sessions on Tuesdays, April 6 through May 25 from 7:30-8:30 pm CT.

Each registration is for one participant. If more than one family member is interested in enrolling for this course, please register for each person separately. Each person will need their own learning materials. For a successful learning experience and best practice for online language development, we encourage you to take the class from separate devices if possible. If not possible, please notify Vesterheim Folk Art School after registration so we can communicate this information with the instructor and accommodations will be made.

Note: This class is also offered on:

If you have completed the Norwegian Language Starter Session, consider taking the class Continuing Beginning Norwegian with Dr. Maren Johnson beginning in April or June. Don't hesitate to conatct Andrew Ellingsen, Folk Art Coordinator, with any questions you may have (

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the contiguous United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact when you register for more information.

Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to, and the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward all communications and/or kit supplies.

Enrollment Deadline: March 22, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Evelyn  Galstad

Evelyn Galstad

Evelyn Galstad, or Eddy as she is known to many, is an instructor of Norwegian language with Vesterheim. She is a recent graduate of Luther College, where she studied Vocal Performance and Nordic Studies. Last spring, Eddy worked closely with Professor Maren Johnson in an internship focused on curriculum development for Vesterheim’s after-school program, Norsk Skole. Her interest in Norwegian language and culture started young, beginning with her family ties to Norway and then deepened as she started attending Skogfjorden, the Norwegian village at Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minnesota. For the past four summers, Eddy has taught Norwegian at Skogfjorden and has loved her time there. She is so excited to continue teaching at Vesterheim and cannot wait for the adventures ahead!


Learn a little more about Vesterheim’s Folk Art School Instructors, and meet Evelyn in this video.