Godt i gang is a collaborative project which expands the intermediate and advanced level curricular options for individuals interested in learning Norwegian. The need for a curriculum for Norwegian language learning that extends beyond the beginning level has been a challenge and a frequent topic of discussion since the 1980s among Norwegian instructors in North America. In 2010, we participated in a workshop and also presented our ideas to our colleagues on the development of intermediate materials.
Some of the materials you see here have been used in print or other digital form for over 20 years, others are newly created. Our hope is that by developing a platform that can house different modules, it will allow instructors the flexibility to tailor it to the needs of their students while greatly reducing the cost of their materials.
We have been fortunate to receive some funding for the development of this site, most notably from five Digital Humanities on the Hill (DHH) grants and a To Include is To Excel grant, both from St. Olaf College. We are also interested in hearing from anyone who might be interested in collaborating.
As of August 2019, 13 instructors of Norwegian (in the US, Canada and Norway) have contributed to the development of this project. Stay tuned for more content! We have plans to further develop this site during summer 2020.
Project leader: Kari Lie Dorer, St. Olaf College
Tech leader: Nancy Aarsvold, St. Olaf College (retired, 1995-2011)
Margaret Hayford O’Leary, St. Olaf College (1977-2018)
Christine Haerter Piñero, St. Olaf College (2011-2019)
Jenna Coughlin, St. Olaf College
Maren Anderson Johnson, Luther College
Melissa Gjellstad, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Ingrid Urberg, Augustana Campus, University of Alberta
Claudia Berguson, Pacific Lutheran University (retired)
Inger Egebakken, The International Summer School, University of Oslo, Norway
Benjamin Bigelow, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Steven Finney, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Hanna Zmijewska-Emerson, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Naomi Brandt, student worker extraordinaire