Danish for beginners 1 (A1) - online

Monday August 16
DKK 1,370
Start 16.08.2021
Period 16.08.2021 to 22.09.2021
Lessons 24
Class no. 06005-21
Teacher cand.mag. Louise Storm
Location online
Room Zoom
Time Mon 18:20 - 19:40
Wed 18:20 - 19:40
Price DKK 1,370
Time Mon 18:20 - 19:40
Wed 18:20 - 19:40

Speak Danish!
A course for students who cannot come to class or live outside Copenhagen.
There will be two online sessions a week.
This class requires self discipline and motivation!

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 is online. You will get access to 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. You will also automatically receive access to our online learning platform Moodle.

How is the class conducted?
The teaching form is online.
You will work on your computer on listening comprehension, reading and writing exercises. Twice a week there will be online sessions where we practice oral Danish and conversation. We will also work on pronunciation and grammar.
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 is the equivalent of the first half of level A1 in the Common European Framework Reference for Languages.
You must have access to a computer good internet access and a web camera. It is an advantage if you are experienced in using digital tools.

Louise Storm

Louise recommends:
What is your favourite place in Copenhagen?
"My absolute favourite place in Copenhagen is the area around the fortifications on Christianshavn and Amager Strand. I often take a walk where I start on the fortification by Christmas Møllers Plads and walk along the allotments to Kløvermarken. From there you have a good view of the towers of the city. After that I walk along the little beaches to the small harbour "Sundby sejl". I like the little beaches because they have grass lawns where you can sit and eat and talk or just gaze at the sea - and jump in it, of course! The small harbour has a super nice atmosphere - there is even a cheap restaurant."

Who is your favourite Danish writer?
"I enjoy reading. I have read the Danish writer Kirsten Thorup a lot - and there is plenty to choose from! Her descriptions of time periods, humans and destinies are very pertinent, honest and interesting. She isn't hard to read; perhaps you could start with Baby or Lille Jonna."

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Danish for beginners 1 (A1) - online

16 August - 22 September