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The Scandinavian Language Institute, a Washington State non-profit corporation and tax-exempt organization, is located in the Seattle Community of Ballard at the Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 NW 67th St.. Other classes meet in Seattle (Ballard),  Bothell, Edmonds, Everett and in Stanwood. 

The Scandinavian Language Institute gladly welcomes students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin to attend classes.

Special 35th anniversary video!

posted Jul 2, 2013, 3:07 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 3:32 PM ]

To mark the 35th Anniversary of the Scandinavian Language Institute, a documentary video has been produced.  I encourage you to watch and enjoy this celebration of Ballard and all things Nordic!

Scand. Lang. Inst. 35th anniversary

BACK TO SCHOOL - Not Too Late To Sign Up!

posted May 22, 2012, 5:25 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 3:00 PM ]

Plenty of space and not to late to enroll.  BEGINNING LEVEL: Danish - Wednesdays 6:30 pm / Icelandic - Mondays 6:30 pm / Norwegian - Tuesdays 6:30 pm OR Thursdays 12:30 pm / Swedish - Tuesdays 6:30 pm.  All classes run 9 weeks.  Full schedule at Class Info. 

Pass the word!

posted Feb 7, 2012, 4:06 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 3:31 PM ]

NEW FALL SESSION starts the week of October 6th  It has been the case for over 35 years that your own Word-of-Mouth is our very best form of advertising.  Please help us Pass the Word about S.L.I. classes, programs and services!

Registering for class...

posted Sep 27, 2011, 8:39 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 3:34 PM ]

Registration takes place in class.  All you need to do is show up. Tuition payment and text fees are due within the first three weeks of the quarter.  Payment can be made in cash or by check made out to the Scan. Lang. Inst. / your text fees are due directly to the teacher.

Summer Tour a Great Success!

posted Sep 25, 2011, 2:31 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 3:30 PM ]

Plans are in the works for next summer's tour - "The Best of Norway" with Ed Egerdahl as your guide.  This unique "field-trip" showcases the wonder of the mountains, fjords and coastline in the Land of the Midnight Sun.  Click on the Summer Tour link to see details of last summer's tour.  Updates coming.

Special events - Film Klubb / Julefest

posted Sep 13, 2011, 7:47 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Sep 10, 2014, 1:50 PM ]

The first meeting of our Nordisk Film Klubb is set for Oktoberfest on Thursday, October 30th beginning at 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm in the Nordic Museum auditorium.  The second is part of Thanksgiving week activities - meeting on Tuesday, November 25th with the schedule as above.  Our 36th annual Julefest Celebration is set for Sunday, December 7th from 6:00 pm at Ballard First Lutheran Church - 2004 NW 65th St.  All are welcome to each and every SLI event. 

Tour to Iceland!

posted Jul 13, 2011, 11:17 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 3:43 PM ]

Fabulous trip to Iceland June 2015 with Margrét Sölvadóttir.  See the 2013 brochure....Iceland Tour


posted Aug 12, 2010, 10:41 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Sep 25, 2011, 2:35 PM ]

You are encouraged to help us PASS THE WORD about our upcoming language session and other programs of the Scandinavian Language Institute.  We count on your willingness to tell others about this community based cultural program.  Thank you in advance for you support!


posted Jan 12, 2010, 4:36 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Feb 7, 2012, 4:05 PM ]


posted Dec 22, 2009, 5:22 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 3:44 PM ]

The 36th annual celebration of JULEFEST was held Sunday evening, December 7th.  We began with a potluck dessert hour in the lower social hall of Ballard First Lutheran Church.  We continued with a musical program in the sanctuary and finished by dancing around the tree in Haavik Hall. We had great attendance at this annual event.  Thank you to all who participated and attended!

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