Schedule of Norwegian Classes

Classes meet most Wednesdays. A brand new beginner's class starts on January 4. 

Holiday 2016 Schedule

  • November 16 - regular classes 
  • November 23 - no class (day before Thanksgiving)
  • November 30 - regular classes
  • December 7 - no class
  • December 14 - class Christmas party, Norway House 6:00-9:00 p.m. Bring a dish to share.
  • December 21 - no class
  • December 28 - no class
  • January 4 - classes resume regular schedule

Class Times

  • Beginner Class - Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Intermediate Class - Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Advanced Class - Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

All classes are held at Norway House in Fairfax, VA (directions).

About the Classes

The three levels of classes meet at Norway House every Wednesday evening. Students can decide which level works best for them and can attend different classes to find a fit.

The cost is $10 per hour to the instructor, plus $5 per evening to Norway House. You pay as you go, so if you are unable to come one week you are not required to pay. This is among the best language bargains around. The Lodge provides coffee and beverages to students on Wednesday nights

The textbook for the Beginner and Intermediate levels is Norsk, Nordmenn og Norge, available from Amazon and University of Wisconsin Press. There is also a workbook that accompanies the textbook, but it is not mandatory. A few loaner books are available if you can’t obtain a book prior to the first class.

These classes move at a slow pace so everybody can keep up and you will have fun while learning Norwegian.

About the Teacher

Our teacher is Nina Brambani Smith, a certified Norwegian/English teacher (she has taught for years at the State Department Language School) and is a native Norwegian from Oslo. If you’re interested in language classes,  please contact Nina at

Singing in Norwegian

At the February 2012 meeting, the Norwegian language class members singing several songs in Norwegian. This was a requirement toward their Cultural Skills medal.


Additional Language Resources

Check out Norwegian on the Web - NoW, a free online course in entry level Norwegian, where all the teaching aids are integrated on one website.

NoW has been developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, by experienced instructors. The course is designed for foreign students at NTNU, but it is open to anyone wanting to learn Norwegian.