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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 Edmonds. 

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

Spring Quarter Success!

posted May 22, 2012, 5:25 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Apr 20, 2015, 6:25 PM ]

Thanks to all who have enrolled in the various levels of Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish language classes.  The participation is good and the enthusiasm is strong.  The support is much appreciated.  Our next round of new classes will be in the fall.

Pass the word!

posted Feb 7, 2012, 4:06 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Jun 9, 2015, 4:21 PM ]

NEW FALL CLASSES ARE SET TO START IN OCTOBER - watch for updates in the late summer about new classes that are planned for the fall. 

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 is A "GO"! Join us!

posted Sep 25, 2011, 2:31 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Mar 13, 2015, 12:15 PM ]

Plans are complete for this 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 this summer's tour.

Special events - THIS FALL

posted Sep 13, 2011, 7:47 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Jun 9, 2015, 4:25 PM ]

As always, the Scandinavian Language Institute will be hosting two Nordisk Film Klubb events featuring films from Scandinavia.  One is planned in October and another in November.  The annual JULEFEST Celebration is set for Sunday, December 6th.


posted Jul 13, 2011, 11:17 PM by Ed Egerdahl   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 4:41 PM ]


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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