Danish for beginners 2 (A1)

Wednesday August 18
DKK 1,370
Start 18.08.2021
Period 18.08.2021 to 22.09.2021
Lessons 24
Class no. 06011-21
Teacher cand.scient.pol. Oscar Otto Sanz
Location Borgergade 14, 1. floor
Room 127
Time Wed 17:30 - 21:00
Price DKK 1,370
Time Wed 17:30 - 21:00

Speak Danish!
This course is for you if you have taken our beginner level 1 or a beginners' course somewhere else.
In this course you will continue to strengthen your skills in speaking Danish in everyday situations, f.ex.: when you

  • are shopping

  • are eating at a restaurant or going to a café

  • are speaking to your friends

  • are taking the bus, train, or metro

We will talk about leisure time and interests, and you will learn to tell about what you are doing when you are not working or studying. You will also learn to explain what you did before, where you were, and what you will be doing later.
We practise expressing things that have happened in the past.
You will learn to express what you like, and what you don't like.
We will also work with listening and video exercises, so your understanding of spoken Danish keeps improving.

Danish pronunciation
It is critical that you acquire good Danish pronunciation, which is why, every time we meet, we focus on 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 you will use in class, a textbook and an exercise book, 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 4-6.
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 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 already speak some Danish, f.ex if you have already taken the first half of Danish Education 3 module 1, or Studieskolen's Danish for beginners 1.
Danish for beginners 2 is the equivalent of the second 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.

Oscar Otto Sanz

Oscar recommends:What is your favorite place in Copenhagen?
“In the summer there are lots of small quiet oases in Copenhagen, but Kongens Have is quite unique with its history, its beautiful style - and then it is just a stone's throw from Studieskolen. In the winter, Davids Fond og Samling is located beside Kongens Have. You can visit it for free and enjoy, among other things, a fantastic collection of miniature Islamic paintings that I will always admire.”
Is there a Danish artist that you would recommend?
“I would always recommend Hans Christian Andersen - not only for his  fairy tales which are world famous, but because he sets an example as a man who found his way in life by following his inner voice, however difficult it was, and at the same time travelled a lot during his life. What a pleasure it would have been to talk to him."
Your favorite park
“I can't help but emphasize Fælledparken, which I've lived around for 25 years. A ”fælled” is a piece of grass where everyone's animals can graze, and that's how it started, but today it is the platform for many activities in Copenhagen - not least sports activities with two stadiums, many ball courts, several playgrounds, DHL races etc. But it also has a sensory garden for blind people and many nice places to relax, for example around the beautiful lake or at the Cafe Pavilion."
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Danish for beginners 2 (A1)

18 August - 22 September