In the Danish for Beginners A1 course, participants learn basic vocabulary related to “me”, “my family”, “my daily life”, etc. They learn basic sentence structures for questions and answers and the basic rules for pronunciation and grammar. Danish for Beginners A1 includes all aspects of language and has participants working on listening/understanding, reading and writing, speaking, and pronouncing. Assignments related to the culture of Denmark are a key element in the course.
During the first 10 weeks, participants learn words related to family, animals, transit and transportation, and weekdays and weekends. In addition, they learn the words for numbers, the alphabet, days of the week, and …
- How to greet others, introducing themselves by first and last name and sharing their age, home town and country, and first language – and how to ask others for such details
- How to tell and ask others about family and pets and about where they live
- How to tell and ask others about school and work, transit and transportation, and weekdays/weekends
- How to build strategies for guessing, understanding, and remembering new words, and strategies for practicing and learning the pronunciation of Danish words
- How to recognize aspects of the culture of Denmark such as the Royal family, daycare, and bicycling
During the next 10 weeks, participants learn words related to rooms and furniture in the home, seasons, weather and climate, money and prices, food, meals and beverages, and shops and products. In addition, they learn the words for colors, months, dates and years, and …
- How to describe their home and ask others about theirs
- How to talk about the seasons, weather, and climate in their country of origin and ask others about those topics
- How to make an appointment or invite someone
- How to say what they like or don’t like and place an order e.g. at a café including asking the price
- How to recognize aspects of the culture of Denmark such as Lego, Tivoli Gardens, and the special Danish concept of spending pleasant time together
During the last 10 weeks, participants learn words related to leisure time, body and health, work and education, clothing and shoes, birthday celebrations and Christmas, etc. In addition, they learn …
- How to describe the neighborhood in which they live and ask others about theirs
- How to talk about and describe friends and ask about leisure time activities, work, and education
- How to ask for and offer help and how to call in sick at work
- How to invite others to spend time together
- How to recognize aspects of the culture of Denmark such as open-faced sandwiches, the Danish flag, and well-known Danish movies
What is the typical level of skill mastered when completing Danish for Beginners A1?
When having actively participated in and completed the A2 course, you would generally be able to …
- Understand and speak at a basic level and provide basic details about yourself, your family, your work, or your studies (if you are at school or university).
- Manage in basic situations such as shopping and eating at a restaurant.
- Ask and answer basic questions related to daily life.
- Read and write simple sentences dealing with family, home, and leisure activities.
- Introduce yourself and others.
- Read a typical menu and fill out typical forms such as those found on a website or in a hotel.