Saskatoon Norwegian School (NorSkole)
The Saskatoon Norwegian School (NorSkole) is a non-profit,
community-based organization, sponsored by the Saskatoon Norwegian
Cultural Society. It has been offering classes continuously since 1983.
It is one of about 29 heritage language schools instructing classes in
about 25 different languages on evenings and weekends, mainly in
classrooms made available free of charge by the Saskatoon Public School
Board of Education.
Approximately 1,000 students, mainly children, take these heritage
language classes, instructed by typically 120 140
instructors. Many volunteer their time. Enrolment typically totals 40
50 children, youth and adults. Various classes include language,
folkdance, culture and song for ages from five to adult.
SNCS provides overall management, operational funding and audited
financial accounting. Any school-year deficits are covered by SNCS and
any surpluses are applied to financing the next school-year. Tuitions
for students age 18 and under are subsidized by modest grants from Sask
Lotteries via the Saskatchewan Organization for Heritage Languages
(SOHL), and from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education.
Classes are held at Aden Bowman Collegiate on Monday evenings beginning
the first Monday after Labour Day, when registration also takes
place. Childrens classes are from 6:30 8:30 PM.
Youth/Adult classes are from 6:45 8:45 PM. Classes are offered
in two terms, the first running from September to December, the second
running from January to April. Each class is dependent on
sufficient students and availability of instructors. All classes
require membership of students in the SNCS. Membership cost per year is
$20 per student or $30 per family, and is payable at the time of
NorSkole Year 2008-09
A membership in the Saskatoon Norwegian Cultural Society is
required for all classes. Membership fees are $20 annually for
individuals and $30 for families.
Language combined with folk dancing, songs and games. There are two
classes, one for Juniors ages about 5 8, and Seniors ages about 8
12. Tuition is $50 per term, maximum family tuition $120 per
Text book and CDs. Handouts for language and for unique and interesting
aspects of Norway for travel and cultural heritage. Listening
comprehension is made easy. Tuition is $65 per term over age 18, or $30
per term for 18 and under. For all ages the textbook is $20, and
handouts are $20 per term. Couples can share to economise.
Youth/Adult Continuing Class
For those who wish to continue beyond the beginner level. Students
will continue with the same text book but with additional
handouts. After reviewing previous studies, the emphasis will be on
developing interactive conversational skills. This class will be on
Tuesday evenings at Aden Bowman with opportunities for using the
language with small groups at other venues. Tuition is the same as for
Monday evenings at Aden Bowman Collegiate, for those who wish to keep in
touch with the Norwegian Language. Tuition is $85 per term.
You can print out your Registration Form, fill
it out and bring it to our registration night or you can fill in the
form at registration night.
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