MAILED: May 23, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- A beginning Norwegian course will be offered June 16 through July 25 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The credit or non-credit course integrates a variety of instructional technologies, including video and audioconferencing, audiographics, computer conferencing and the World Wide Web.
This experimental course is designed to create a learning community which encourages the interactivity necessary to achieve maximum proficiency in speaking, writing, listening and cultural awareness. A proficiency-based textbook, "Norsk Naa," was developed by Nancy Aarsvold, a Norwegian instructor at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
The course is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education/UW-Extension, the UW-Eau Claire department of foreign languages and the UW-Madison department of Scandinavian studies. It is open to the general public.
Dawn Tommerdahl, a Ph.D. candidate in Scandinavian studies at UW-Madison, is the course instructor. Her previous language teaching experience includes five years as a teacher of English as a foreign language in Hangzhou, China, and two years as a Norwegian teaching assistant at UW-Madison. She also has spent three summers as a Norwegian credit teacher at Skogflorcen, Concordia College's Norwegian language camp.
The class will meet from 10:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Monday though Friday in the Old Library, Room 1130, at UW-Eau Claire.
The cost is $421.55 for four undergraduate credits and $240 for non-credit. For more information, contact the College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education at (715) 836-2031. Registration deadline is June 6.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 23, 1997