Music makes language learning easy, and Norway has strong and varied music traditions to draw from. Though music is a big part of every Skogfjorden day, in this session we make a special point of highlighting it more with annual themes that change every year. Themes can span everything from folk music to the lives of musical heroes like Edvard Grieg and Maria Mena, and to the playing of instruments like tussefløyter, munnharper, fiddles and guitar.
Speaking Norwegian with native speakers is a kick for Norwegian learners—especially when those natives are peers. This session is for Norwegian learners who wish to be a part of a two-way cultural exchange with native Norwegian speakers from Norway working on their English. Together with the native Norwegian speakers attending NB 33, everyone becomes a language learner and expert!
Speaking English with native speakers is a kick for English learners—especially when those native are peers. This session is for native Norwegian speakers who want to improve their English and knowledge of US culture by being a part of a two-way cultural exchange with English-speaking natives learning Norwegian. Together with the native English speakers attending NB 32, everyone becomes a language learner and expert!
Every year on December 10, Norway gives out the Nobel Peace Prize and sparks a debate about what peace is and what kind of work is worthy of such attention. During this session, we get to test those definitions by playing with perspectives on peace that are as personal as inner peace to as global as current affairs.