What is the course about?
This course is to enable you to learn basic Danish, but also to discover some of the cultural aspects of Denmark.
This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
You will learn vocabulary and basic Danish structures covering: introducing oneself, personal information, shopping, directions, buying / ordering food.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- introduce oneself
-- count up to 100
- ask for and give basic personal information
- tell the time
- talk simply about your routine
- understand prices and simple signs in a shop
- order food in a restaurant.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can carry on studying Danish by joining Danish beginners: Module 2 in January.