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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.

    35th anniversary video - WATCH!

    posted Jul 2, 2013, 3:07 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Sep 10, 2013, 3:36 PM ]

    In honor of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Scandinavian Language Institute, a promotional video has been produced.  I encourage you to watch this celebration of Ballard and all things Nordic!  Enjoy!

    Scand. Lang. Inst. 35th anniversary

    Spring Quarter Up-and-Running - NOT TOO LATE

    posted May 22, 2012, 5:25 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Apr 7, 2014, 3:18 PM ]

    All of our Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish language classes are up and running for Spring Quarter.  It is however NOT TOO LATE to jump on the bandwagon and join a class.  This is our last session before next fall.  Let us know if you are interested and we'll get you caught up.  Velkommen!

    Pass the word!

    posted Feb 7, 2012, 4:06 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Apr 7, 2014, 3:19 PM ]

    NEW SPRING CLASSES are underway.  It has been the case for 35 years now that your own word-of-mouth is our very best form of advertising.  Please help us pass the word about the classes, programs and services offered through the Scandinavian Language Institute.  Thank you in advance for your continued support.  It is so very much appreciated.

    Class Registration

    posted Sep 27, 2011, 8:39 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Sep 27, 2012, 12:53 PM ]

    Registration for each of the language courses takes place in class.  All you need to do is show up.  We do not do any pre-registration unless otherwise noted in the schedule.  Tuition payment and text fees are due within the first three weeks of the quarter.  Payment can be made in cash or by check.  The tuition payment is made out to the Scan. Lang. Inst. / your text fees are due directly to the teacher.

    Summer Tour to the Land of the Midnight Sun

    posted Sep 25, 2011, 2:31 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Feb 9, 2014, 5:14 PM ]

    Our next tour begins in Oslo on June 26, 2014.  Now is the time to reserve your spot! The itinerary for the 2014 summer tour, "Norway - Land of the Midnight Sun" is available here. Click on Summer Tour to Norway.    Make your plans to join us!

    Special events

    posted Sep 13, 2011, 7:47 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Apr 7, 2014, 3:22 PM ]

    We have two film Klubb events planned during Spring quarter.  One on April 22nd (The Last Lieutenant) and another on May 8th (Knut Hamsun).   Join us marching in the annual Ballard Parade to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Syttende Mai (Saturday the 17th of May).  We'd love to have you join our parade unit and afterglow with us at the Museum following the parade. 

    Tour to Iceland!

    posted Jul 13, 2011, 11:17 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Apr 26, 2013, 2:59 PM ]

    Fabulous trip to Iceland June 2014 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 ]

    JULEFEST 2011

    posted Dec 22, 2009, 5:22 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated May 22, 2012, 5:24 PM ]

    The 33rd annual celebration of JULEFEST was held Sunday evening, December 4th.  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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