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

Tuesday September 7
DKK 3,595
Start 07.09.2021
Period 07.09.2021 to 11.11.2021
Lessons 63
Class no. 06009-21
Teacher cand.mag. Mikael Hertoft
Location Vognmagergade 8, 2.sal
Room V243
Time Tue 17:00 - 20:00
Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Price DKK 3,595
Time Tue 17:00 - 20:00
Thu 17:00 - 20:00

This course is for you if you want to learn Danish extra quickly!
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 7 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.

Mikael Hertoft

Mikael recommends:
Favourite place in Copenhagen
"My favourite place in Copenhagen is probably Kastellet – the pentagonal fortress that is an emerald pearl in the middle of the city, and from where you can look out across Copenhagen harbour and Øresund."

Do you have a favourite Danish singer?
"I am very fond of Kim Larsen, who died in 2018 – one of the greatest musicians of his generation, and the writer of many of our most known and beloved songs. His music is excellent for learning Danish." 

Do you have a favourite Danish writer?
"There are many writers for me – but I particularly love Dan Turell and his quirky language and relaxed tolerance towards existence." 
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Danish for beginners 1 and 2 (A1) - crash course

7 September - 11 November