Danish for beginners 1 and 2 - crash course (A1)

Monday August 16
DKK 3,975
Start 16.08.2021
Period 16.08.2021 to 24.09.2021
Lessons 72
Class no. 06000-21
Teacher cand.mag. Jeanette Dideriksen
Location Borgergade 14, 1. floor
Room 129
Time Mon 09:00 - 12:30
Wed 09:00 - 12:30
Fri 09:00 - 12:30
Price DKK 3,975
Time Mon 09:00 - 12:30
Wed 09:00 - 12:30
Fri 09:00 - 12:30

This course is for you if you want to learn Danish extra quickly!
12 lessons per week and you will learn it all in half the time! With three sessions per week plus homework, you will learn Danish very quickly and improve your Danish skills on a daily basis. This means you will get into a completely different rhythm than if you were only attending classes once per week and you will not have forgotten the new vocabulary you have learnt when it is time for the next class.
You will very quickly learn to handle very simple situations in Danish.

You will first learn the absolute basics, such as:

  • Telling a little bit about yourself

  • Asking about others

  • Asking how someone is doing

  • Asking someone their name, where they live, and where they are from

  • Asking someone which languages they speak

Within a short amount of time, you will also learn numbers, time expressions, and the names of weekdays and months.
You will learn how to ask someone for their telephone number and address and also both tell about your own family and ask others about theirs.
We will talk about housing and different types of homes, and you will learn to describe how and where you live. You will learn to tell about your job and much else besides.

Pronunciation is a chapter for itself.
It is critical that you acquire good Danish pronunciation, which is why we focus on it from the very beginning. We will practise how to pronounce the different sounds unique to Danish, and how the melody of a Danish sentence should sound.

Teaching materials developed at Studieskolen
The teaching material Danish to Go is a learning system which is developed by teachers at Studieskolen specifically for Studieskolen's students.
The material consists of two books - a textbook and an exercise book - which you will use in class, as well as a comprehensive online learning site with sound, video, practice exercises and online resources with grammar and vocabulary.
We will be working with chapters 1-6.
Each chapter consists of:

  • A video with four main characters, experiencing typical everyday situations

  • An introduction to new vocabulary with short texts and listening exercises

  • An introduction to pronunciation and pronunciation exercises

  • Verbal exercises and tasks, f.ex. conversation exercises

  • A series of grammar and vocabulary exercises

  • Writing exercises

The teaching materials are included in the course price. The teacher will hand out the books in class, and you will automatically receive access to our online learning platform Moodle.

How is the class conducted?
The teaching form is blended learning, where in class we work with oral Danish and conversation exercises, we practise our pronunciation and work a little on grammar.
At home on your own computer you will spend a lot of time working on listening comprehension, reading and writing exercises.
The class is held in Danish, but we use English as a helping-language, f.ex. to explain grammar.

Practical information
This course is for those who do not already speak any Danish.
Danish for beginners 1 and 2 is the equivalent of level A1 in the Common European Framework Reference for Languages.
There are 12 lessons of 45 minutes in class per week.
Preparation time: approximately 8 hours per week.
There will be 10-18 students per class.

If at some point we are required to discontinue classroom teaching with physical attendance due to corona, lessons will continue online in Zoom.
Online lessons due to corona are considered regular tuition, regardless of whether the individual participant wishes to make use of this option or not.
If we have to switch to online lessons, compensation in the form of reimbursement or replacement tuition will not apply.
Remember that you can always cancel your registration until one week before your course starts.

Please note, that there will be no teaching on 27/08 and 10/09.
These lessons are moved to 26/08 and 09/09 instead.

Jeanette Dideriksen

Jeanette recommends:
"Amager has always been something very special to me, and especially Dragør! Dragør is a good place to go if you want to go for a walk by the sea or relax. You can sit in peace and quiet on a bench or at a café looking out over the little cozy harbor while listening to the cries of the seagulls and letting your thoughts drift. There is plenty of atmosphere, and if you don’t know what Danish ”hygge” means, you should go to Dragør. You can also see the bridge that connects Denmark and Sweden. Maybe you already know the Danish-Swedish TV series "The Bridge" - it is more creepy than ”hyggelig”.

If you are in the area anyway, you could go to the legendary Flyvergrill at Copenhagen Airport! Here, planes from all over the world take off and land right in front of you, and the atmosphere is very special. There are both professionals with large telephoto lenses and ordinary families who just think it's fun to see the planes close up.

Of course you can also find many exciting places in the centre of Copenhagen. Assistens Kirkegård (a cemetery) in Nørrebro (behind the long yellow walls) is a really interesting place. But be aware that Copenhageners use the cemetery more as a park than a cemetery, otherwise you may be surprised. Here you can find many tombs where famous Danes are burried, among others Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, Niels Bohr and the singer Natasja, who died very young.

And if the Danish summer (by a miracle!) does not consist of too much rain, there are a huge number of good - and free - events in the parks and squares, such as music, film screenings, summer dance in Fælledparken, where you can get free dance lessons in different styles, etc. - you name it!

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Danish for beginners 1 and 2 - crash course (A1)

16 August - 24 September