SPEAKING DANISH

Danish courses with focus on the Danish language as spoken by Danes ... and by you ... Only DKK 1,500 for 40 lessons.

What it is

SPEAKING DANISH is a Danish course with an emphasis on spoken everyday language. The tuition focuses on pronunciation and conversations about work, studies, news, society and other topics that you and your classmates find relevant. The course is a mix between lessons in class and online.

You will learn to

  • participate in conversations,
  • discuss current topics,
  • pronounce letters, sounds, words and sentences
  • apply grammatical rules and structure sentences,
  • speak everyday language and slang

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Courses

Level A - Intermediate 1

After the course, I can:

  • In simple words speak to another person about, for instance, my everyday life, my work, my study, my future plans and my life before I came to Denmark, for example «I'm an engineer and working in a company that produces wind turbines. Next year I would like to …»
  • In simple words speak with people I meet in my everyday life, for example, with my neighbour, with shop assistants 
  • Use many common everyday expressions, for example «Get well soon. Good luck. See you later.»
  • Help keep a conversation going, for example «I do not fully understand ... What does that mean? What do you mean by that?»
  • Understand the most important things in a conversation when I know the topic and if people speak slowly
  • Understand simple instructions, for example at my workplace
  • Pronounce short sentences so others can understand me

Level B - Intermediate 2

After the course, I can:

  • Talk to several people at once about topics that I know well, e.g. work, hobbies and everyday life.
  • Use common phrases, e.g. «What is happening? Thanks, and the same to you.»
  • In a simple way express my views and argue for them, for example «therefore I think it's a good idea. I think it is bad when… I think it's hard to learn Chinese, but I have never tried.»
  • Understand the main points in conversations if the subject is known and people speak a bit slower.
  • Understand many words and some dialogues on television, e.g. in news programs and Danish film.
  • Write short messages or emails.
  • Fill out simple surveys with more than 10 personal information.
  • Understand short articles from the local newspaper and the news site www.dr.dk/ligetil.
  • Pronounce longer sentences so others understand me.

Level C - Intermediate 3

After the course, I can:

  • Participate in conversations about everyday subjects or topics of personal interest, such as current events.
  • Tell about my experiences, my dreams and future plans.
  • Use expressions and phrases, for example, when exchanging greetings, congratulating, formulating polite questions and apologizing, for example «How was the party this weekend? I’m sorry I’m late, but… May I interrupt you for a moment?»
  • Understand the main points in conversations if the subject is known and people speak a bit slower.
  • Understand messages and instructions, e.g. at the workplace.
  • Understand the main content of news broadcasts on TV when it comes to current issues or topics that I know well.
  • Write coherent messages and inquiries in a suitable language, such as messages or letters to school or day care, a job application. 
  • Understand the main content of informative texts, such as articles in journals and newspapers, summaries from meetings at the workplace, newsletters, etc.
  • Keep track of subtitles on television, such as entertainment programs and TV shows.
  • Pronounce longer word and sentences so others understand me.

Level D - Advanced 1

After the course, I can:

  • Participate actively in group discussions on everyday and current topics, and I can fairly fluently and freely express my opinions, feelings and reservations, e.g. «I think it's wrong to …, but on the other hand, I can understand that .. .. especially when you take into account that… I do not mean, however, that ... I would like to stress that ...»
  • Give a presentation on a general or socially relevant topic. Subsequently, I can answer questions that relate to my topic.
  • Make myself understandable. When I can see that people do not understand me, I can correct myself or express myself differently.
  • Understand longer continuous speech.
  • Understand the main content of news broadcasts on TV and film.
  • Write personal messages and emails to friends and family about topics that concern my everyday life.
  • Write formal messages or e-mails, such as notices of meetings at my work, job applications, answering e-mails from e.g. my children's school.
  • Understand texts that deal with both specific and abstract topics if it is a subject I know well.
  • Understand new issues by reading texts if it is an issue I'm interested in
  • Quite confidently pronounce words and phrases.

 

Info

Requirements

For level A: Basic Danish language skills
For level B: Danish language skills similar to what you learn at level A. 
For level C: Danish language skills similar to what you learn at level B.
For level D: Danish language skills similar to what you learn at level C.

Duration and time

40 lessons per level, 4 weeks (daytime) / 8 weeks (evenings)

  • Daytime: 2  times x 2,5 lessons in class per week + 5 lessons online/preparation
  • Evenings: 1 time x 2,5 lessons in class per week + 2.5 lessons online/preparation.

Exact start dates, hours and days can be found in the sign-up form.

NB: Classes will start with a minimum of 12 participants per course.

Price

DKK 1,500 per course

Sign-up

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Practicalities

The curricula for our courses are based on particular books. You can borrow the books from us.

In addition to your course you get access to:

  • Exercises, videos, examples and instruction
  • Our digital platform
  • Course materials and textbook
  • Online dictionary
  • Other online learning tools