Norwegian Language Starter Session (SOLD OUT, Sign Up for the Wait List!)

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Norwegian Language Starter Session (SOLD OUT, Sign Up for the Wait List!)

Eight Tuesdays June 1 - July 20 (6:00-7:00 PM CT) with Dr. Maren Johnson

Level of Instruction
All levels - beginners welcome!
$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 with Norwegian Instructor Dr. Maren Johnson. 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 Mondays, June 1 through July 20 from 6:00-7:00 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:

If you have completed the Norwegian Language Starter Session, consider taking the Continuing Beginning Norwegian Class 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: May 18, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Dr. Maren Johnson

Dr. Maren Johnson

Dr. Maren Anderson Johnson is assistant professor of Nordic Studies and Director of the Richard L. and Judith A. Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies at Luther College. She teaches courses in Norwegian language and contemporary Nordic culture. Johnson received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Scandinavian language and literature from the University of Washington and B.A. in Norwegian language and literature from Pacific Lutheran University.