Content of Danish for Beginners A2

Danes Worldwide Danskundervisning

In the Danish for Beginners A2 course, we devote time to practicing and solidifying the students’ knowledge and to add new knowledge to provide a foundation for further studies.

Segment 1

During the first 10 weeks, participants learn words and sentences related to family, mood and feelings, appearance and personality, health and illness, etc. In addition, they learn how to …

  • Handle communication challenges and take part in the lunch break conversation at work
  • Call to make a medical appointment, reserve a table in a restaurant, or book a room in a hotel
  • Describe the experience of learning a language and of learning in general – what’s easy, what’s hard

Segment 2

During the next 10 weeks, participants learn words related to education, future plans, nature, climate, music, movies, cooking and recipes, and travel and vacations. In addition, they learn how to …

  • Describe their past and future travels and trips and other experiences
  • Describe the geography and climate of the country of origin and compare them to those of other countries
  • Express how they feel about movies and music they like or do not like
  • Tell the story of their lives and get others to do the same

The instructors at Danes Worldwide know well that language and culture are closely related. That is why each week’s material includes an assignment dealing with culture.

  • Weeks 1-5, participants learn about Danish authors, musicians, and other artists.
  • Weeks 6-10, they learn Danish songs.
  • Weeks 11-15, we focus on Danish literature for children and adults.
  • Weeks 16-20, participants learn about Danish movies.

What is the typical level of skill mastered when completing Danish for Beginners A2?

When having actively participated in and completed the A2 course, you would generally be able to …

  • Understand simple instructions and questions and carry out simple everyday conversations such as those taking place at a hotel or in a restaurant, at work, and with friends or family.
  • Understand the key points in standard but slowly articulated spoken language.
  • Express yourself in daily life situations, provide basic instructions, and participate actively in a simple conversation about typical day-to-day topics.
  • Express how events are occurring now, occurred in the past, or will occur in the future.
  • Read and understand the full text of brief and simple printed matter and discover specific information in more advanced texts occurring in real life.
  • Read and understand typical forms, menus, tables, brochures, etc.