Danes Worldwide Learning Centers

Børn der lærer dansk på et learning center

In cities where a sufficient number of students can be gathered, a Learning Center offers an opportunity for them to attend classes to learn Danish.

The teaching materials have been designed by Danes Worldwide for the specific purpose of teaching children of Danes living abroad. These materials are up to date and engaging and are suitable for students at various levels of skill who enjoy learning in a group setting.

What is Needed to Set Up a Learning Center?

  • A minimum of 5 students in the local area
  • A teacher of Danish
  • An administrator to handle registrations
  • A venue

Three Sets of Teaching Materials

Danes Worldwide offers three sets of materials for use in Learning Centers, as described below:

Materials 1: Classroom Instruction (Grades 0-8)

Level: School Level
Ages: 6-17

The Classroom Instruction program is designed for children who wish to learn from a teacher in a classroom. Eight times per school year, the students will receive a set of printed assignments related to Danish literature, grammar, and spelling. Typically, the children meet with the teacher once a week for a class based on the assignments.

The students will advance their level of skill in Danish and in the use of the language. However, there will be some gaps as compared to the level of skill achieved by students in the online School Level Danish course due to the smaller number of assignments.

In addition, the instruction is not aligned with the Common Objectives issued by the Ministry of Education, and it should be considered as an opportunity to receive orientation rather than to achieve specific competencies.

Classroom Instruction Provides:

  • 8 sets of assignments per school year, developed by Danes Worldwide teachers (grades 0-8)
  • A local teacher who runs the classes
  • Skill test: Students are tested and allocated to a suitable grade level
  • Videos produced by Danes Worldwide presenting topics related to the culture, nature, and history of Denmark
  • A spelling and reading test administered during the school year
  • Single login for access to books at www.frilæsning.dk and the dictionary published by Gyldendal
  • Certificate of Completion at the end of the school year

Fee per Student per School Year

Students Price
5-10 studentsDKK 3.650
11-25 studentsDKK 3.300
26-40 students DKK 2.850
40+ studentsDKK 2.200

Materials 2: Online School Level Danish (Grades 0-9)

Level: School Level
Ages: 6-17

The online School Level Danish course is designed for students in grades 0-9 who wish to achieve a level of skill that is comparable to that of students in the Danish school system. The instruction provides for achieving specific competencies and is aligned with the Common Objectives issued by the Ministry of Education.

The instruction takes place online. Each child will receive personalized feedback from a teacher in Denmark who reviews all assignments. Students in the online course who attend the classroom instruction program described above benefit from having not only a dedicated online teacher who appears in videos, provides feedback, and is reachable, but also a teacher who is present in person in the classroom to lead the instruction and stimulate conversation.

Online School Level Danish Provides:

  • 1.5-3 hours of instruction per week for 40 weeks based on the Common Objectives issued by the Ministry of Education
  • An online teacher who prepares lessons and provides feedback plus a local teacher who delivers in-person instruction
  • Skill test: Students are tested and allocated to a suitable grade level
  • Videos produced by Danes Worldwide presenting topics related to the culture, nature, and history of Denmark
  • A spelling and reading test administered during the school year
  • Single login for access to books at www.frilæsning.dk and the dictionary published by Gyldendal plus grammar exercises at www.grammatip.com
  • Certificate of Completion at the end of the school year

Fee per Student per School Year

StudentsPrice
First childDKK 7.350
SiblingsDKK 6.575

Materials 3: Classroom Instruction, Danish for Beginners

Level: Beginners
Ages: 6-17

Danish for Beginners is designed for students with little or no knowledge of Danish.

The classroom version of the course is based on two online programs offered by Danes Worldwide:

Danish for Beginners 6-12
Danish for Beginners 13+

Between lessons, students may use the online program to practice at home. Through the online program and the classroom lessons, students will practice reading, listening to, writing, and speaking Danish.

Fee per Student per School Year

StudentsPrice
Danish for Beginners 6-12DKK 1.800
Danish for Beginners 13+DKK 2.000

Questions?

If you are curious about Learning Centers and the feasibility of establishing a center in your area, please contact teaching staff member Ea Als-Anderson on e-mail ea@danes.dk or at (45+) 3360 1758.