December 1210:30am – 11:30am
Arts & Culture
December 126:30pm – 8:00pm
Swedish Christmas goat made out of straw used as a decoration during the holidays. There is a giant one built in Gävle, Sweden, every year and this year ASI has added its own oversized julbock to the collection.
Hur många julbock har du hemma? How many straw Christmas goats do you have at home?
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!— ASI Member
I had such a wonderful time at ASI that I became a member! Thank you for the excellent programming you bring to our Twin Cities community!
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI— CNN
A trip to Minneapolis isn't complete without a visit to ASI
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ASI’s nine-week language class terms begin in January, March and September each year. Within each term, ASI offers a range of weekly, 90-minute classes that are textbook based, literature based or conversation based. Each course is led by one of ASI’s experienced Swedish and Finnish language educators.
Courses are offered on the same schedule from one term to the next. This allows ASI’s language students to progress in their language learning across multiple terms, while remaining with a cohort of students and the same classroom leader.
Periodically, ASI offers Kort Kurs 1 and Kort Kurs 2, a course developed for students with limited prior language study. For instructions on how to access Rivstart digital materials, please click here.
Wed, Jan 10, 2024 – Wed, Mar 6, 2024
Language & Culture
Thu, Jan 11, 2024 – Thu, Mar 7, 2024
Language class registration opens the season before a term starts. Registration for fall classes opens in summer, winter classes in fall, spring classes in winter and summer classes in spring.
Students may register for classes online or by calling 612-871-4907.
Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment. If ASI cancels a class, registrants will be notified at least three days in advance and fully refunded. For nine-week courses, students may change/switch class sessions without any penalty during the first week of class.
There is a $10 member discount for all 9-week courses. Become an ASI Member today!
Check the class description to determine what text you need.
Textbooks, novels, and Kort Kurs 1 & 2 course packets can be purchased through the ASI Museum Store.
Many ASI classes use the Rivstart series. Rivstart has additional practice materials that can be accessed online. To access these materials, students need to create a free Natur och Kultur (the textbook publisher) account. For detailed instructions on how to create your account, click here.
Virtual classes meet on the Zoom platform. Students will receive the Zoom link immediately upon registration.
In-person classes meet in either Classroom A or B on the Lower Level of the Turnblad Mansion. Check in at the front desk on the first day of class to find out which classroom to go to.
Outside the language classrooms, ASI maintains Lilla bibliotek, a little free library of Swedish and Finnish books and resources. Please feel free to borrow any materials and return them when finished.
To donate materials to Lilla bibliotek, please email Language Programs Coordinator Liz Stopka.
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