Danish for beginners 1 (A1)

Thursday August 19
DKK 1,370
Start 19.08.2021
Period 19.08.2021 to 23.09.2021
Lessons 24
Class no. 06004-21
Teacher cand.mag. Marianne Haugaard Hansen
Location Borgergade 14, 1. floor
Room 127
Time Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Price DKK 1,370
Time Thu 17:30 - 21:00

Speak Danish!
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 1-3.
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 is the equivalent of the first half of level A1 in the Common European Framework Reference for Languages.
There are 4 lessons of 45 minutes in class per week.
We expect you to do homework 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.

Marianne Haugaard Hansen

Marianne recommends:
Your favourite place
”Landbohøjskolens Have (garden) on Frederiksberg is one of my favourite places in Copenhagen. The garden is on the smaller side and not as well-attended as, for example, Frederiksberg Gardens. For this reason it is (in my opinion) something of a hidden gem. The garden holds old trees, beautifully arranged flower beds and a rose garden, and I often go there to read a book, have a picnic or play a game of petanque on the field they have there. In the summertime there is even a small café where you can have a coffee or another refreshment.”

Your favourite Danish artist
”Danish musician Søren Huss creates some truly beautiful and melancholy songs that make for perfect listening on a classic Danish day when the weather is cloudy and grey. One of the things I especially appreciate about his music is the fact that his lyrics are beautiful, touching and very honest.” 

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Danish for beginners 1 (A1)

19 August - 23 September