Teacher: Merete Elmquist Lentz Lessons: 4 /week
We also offer an intermediate Danish class.
Danish language is a part of the identity of the Danes. It has a certain pronunciation and a certain “sound” that most of you will find quite difficult to imitate. But it is fun to try it out and you get a little closer to understanding the Danes by learning a little of their language.
Learning a new language is also trying to communicate even though you only have very limited skills. It is having the courage to try and the motivation to learn more about the basic characteristics of the structure and pronunciation of the Danish language.
Danish I is for absolute beginners from all over the world. The main focus of the course is not on the grammar of the Danish language, but on listening, understanding and speaking as much as possible.
The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the basic characteristics of the Danish language. The students learn how to introduce themselves in Danish, they learn how to order from the menu in a café or restaurant and they learn to do small conversations in Danish.
You will gain self-confidence in using a new language presumably very different from your own, as you listen to small Danish dialogs and try to understand as much as possible and to answer questions about the dialogs.
During the class we practice imitation of the pronunciation. The students practice small conversations . We play games for learning numbers and time and once in a while we will listen to lyrics in Danish music
Lessons are introduced with a theme of the day, followed by exercises where the students take an active part. All exercises are explained in English and students will be encouraged and expected to do some homework for every lesson.