SLI Faculty and Staff


Ed Egerdahl
, director
and Norwegian instructor
scandina@sliseattle.com

In 1978, Edward Egerdahl founded the Norwegian Language Learning Center, and has served as board president and director of the Scandinavian Language Institute since its incorporation in 1980.

Ed graduated in 1977 from the Scandinavian Department of the University of Washington earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Norwegian Language and Literature, and Education.  Ed has been teaching Norwegian language classes professionally at various locations in the Seattle area since 1978.  Read more about Ed on the next page.  Ed Egerdahl

** In addition to classroom duties, Ed leads tours to Scandinavia each summer.  These journeys feature small groups traveling by private coach "boldly going where no tourist bus dares to venture".  A unique "Field-Trip"-of-a-lifetime is the fun result.  Contact Ed at (425) 771-5203 or e-mail us for details about "Norway, The Land of the Midnight Sun".

 
 Liina-Ly Roos, Swedish instructor
liinaly.roos@gmail.com   

Hi all! My name is Liina-Ly Roos and I will be teaching Swedish (beginners and continuing) this spring. I am from Estonia, and studied Swedish there, received my BA from Tallinn university in both Swedish and Finnish language and culture, and my MA from the University of Washington in Scandinavian Studies, with the emphasis on Swedish literature. I am currently a PhD student at the University of Washington, and have really enjoyed teaching both Estonian and Swedish languages there. In the beginners’ class we will focus on pronunciation, everyday subjects and conversations, and in the continuers’ level we’ll review some topics and focus on the topics of interest of the students in the class. You will be able to practice and develop your speaking, writing, reading and listening skills in Swedish, and do that all in a fun, stress-free environment. Look forward to seeing you soon! 



Hejsan! Jag heter Liina-Ly Roos och ska undervisa svenska (nybörjare och fortsättare) i vår. Jag kommer från Estland och lärde mig svenska där. Jag fick mitt BA från Tallinns universitet i svensk och finsk språk ock kultur, och min MA från Washingtons universitet i skandinaviska studier, med svensk litteratur som huvudämne. Just nu är jag en PhD-student vid Washingtons universitet och har tyckt mycket om att undervisa svenska och estniska där. Med nybörjarna ska vi öva uttal och konversationer om vardagliga ämnen, fortsättare kommer att gå igenom olika ämnen och lära sig nya som intresserar studenter i den klassen. Du kommer att öva och utveckla din svenska i en rolig miljö utan stress. Jag ser fram emot att träffa er allihopa!

        

Margrét Sölvadóttir, Icelandic instructor
m_solvadottir@hotmail.com

About me:
I was born in Iceland 1945 and have lived there most of my life. Lived in Spain few years and moved to Seattle 2001.
In 1991, I took Icelandic, English, Spanish and computer at a College in Iceland.
I made a novel, published in Iceland 1989 and I had a radioshow the winter 1990-1991.
I have two sons Sölvi and Gísli Ólafsson living here in Seattle and two granddaughters, Elena and Alexis. My youngest son Davíð lives in Iceland.

Un mig:
Ég er fædd á Íslandi 1945 og hef búið þar mest allt mitt líf. Ég bjó á Spáni í fáein ár og flutti til Seattle 2001.
1991 tók ég íslensku, ensku, spænsku og tölvufræði í Fjölbrautarskóla Breiðholts.
Ég skrifaði bók sem var gefin út 1989 og ég var með útvarpsþátt veturinn 1990 til 1991 á Íslandi.
Ég á tvo syni Sölvi og Gísli Ólafssynir sem búa hér í Seattle og tvær  sonardætur Elena og Alexis. Yngsti sonur minn Davíð býr á Íslandi.


Britt Lewis, Swedish instructor
brittanyjae0@yahoo.com


 
Melissa Lucas, Danish instructor
lingweeni@hotmail.com

         Hi Everyone!  My name is Melissa, and I’ll be teaching Danish in the spring.  I come from Michigan, but I’ve lived in Seattle for around ten years.  I learned Danish when I lived in Denmark as a student.  In             February, I received my PhD in Scandinavian Studies from UW.  I love to teach Danish, and I’ve done so at UW and SLI for around eight years.  The beginners will especially focus on practical conversation             and day-to-day subjects.  The class is interactive, and we practice dialogues often.  The continuing students have the opportunity to talk about their favorite topics, and we will try to focus on these subjects          during the class.  All students also learn to read and write.  I look forward to seeing you soon!

 

            Hej alle sammen!  Jeg hedder Melissa, og jeg underviser i dansk om foråret.  Jeg kommer fra Michigan, men jeg har boet i Seattle i omkring ti år.  Jeg lærte dansk, da jeg  boede i Danmark  som                        studerende.  I februar fik jeg min ph.d i skandinaviske studier fra UW.  Jeg elsker at undervise i dansk, og har gjort det på UW og SLI i omkring otte år.  Begyndere fokuserer især på praktiske samtaler                om daglige emner.  Kursen er interaktiv, og vi øver dialoger ofte.  De vidergående har mulighed for at snakke om deres yndlingsemner, og vi prøver at fokuserer på disse emner i kursen.  Alle                                studerende får undervisning i at læse og at skrive.  Jeg glæder mig at se jer snart!

 

Laurie Egerdahl, Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper
scandina@sliseattle.com

I am Ed's wife and partner in the "behind the scenes" at SLI. I am also of Norwegian heritage and enjoy learning the language and  culture of Norway. My jobs include bookkeeper, manager of email addresses and student database, website updates, and tour assistant.
 
 
Glenn Eriksen, vice president - board of directors