Danish for Beginners 2

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Danish for Beginners 2 is a 20-week course in two segments. Its content is level A2 in the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) scheme and thus builds on the Danish for Beginners course (CEFR level A1).

Who may enroll?

Danish for Beginners 2 is designed for anyone aged 10 and up. We recommend that younger students be assisted by an adult during the course.

Danish for Beginners 2 continues Danish for Beginners (CEFR level A1). If you have some knowledge of Danish corresponding to level A1, you may enroll in Danish for Beginners 2 without taking the Danish for Beginners course.

This course will suit those who do speak some Danish but have never learned grammar or who have not practiced speaking and writing.

Danish for Beginners 2 is suitable for those who need a great deal of flexibility. Each week during the course, a new set of assignments gets issued, and students may work at their convenience.

All instructions for the assignments are in English and Danish.

Students should expect to spend on average 2 hours per week with the course, with variations related to age, personal goals, native language, and previous experience learning a language.

All students will benefit from being able to practice spoken Danish with a family member or colleague while taking the course.

Course content

In the Danish for Beginners 2 course, time is set aside for practicing and consolidating the students’ existing Danish skills. At the same time, new skills are introduced, thereby creating a solid foundation for further learning.

During the first 10 weeks, students learn words and sentences related to family, mood and emotions, looks and personality, health and disease, and the like. In addition, they learn…

  • strategies for handling communication problems and for participating in the general lunch break conversation in Danish
  • how to make a call to book an appointment with a dentist, a table in a restaurant, or a room in a hotel
  • how to describe their feelings about learning a language and learning in general – what is perceived to be difficult and not difficult

During the second 10 weeks, students learn words related to their education and professional future, nature and climate, music and movies, cooking and recipes, and vacations and travel. In addition, they learn …

  • how to describe travels, trips, and experiences in the past and in the future
  • how to describe the geography and climate of their home countries and how to make comparisons with other countries
  • how to express their preferences with respect to movies and music
  • how to relate the story of their lives and how to get others to do the same

The Danes Worldwide team is very aware that language and culture are closely related. Therefore, the assignments for each week include a cultural element. During weeks 1-5, students will hear about famous Danish cultural personalities such as authors, musicians, and artists. The focus in weeks 6-10 is Danish songs. Weeks 11- 15 are all about Danish literature for children and adults, and weeks 16-20 feature Danish movies.

What is the typical level of skill in Danish one might expect from taking a course at the A2 level?

A student participating actively at the A2 level and completing the course would typically be able to …

  • understand simple instructions and questions and carry out straightforward dialogs taking place in a hotel or restaurant or dealing with work or personal matters
  • understand the key information in typical, somewhat slowed speech
  • express themselves in simple terms in common situations, issue simple instructions, and participate actively in a simple conversation dealing with ordinary topics
  • express the difference between current, past, and future events
  • read and understand the content of short and easy texts and find specific information in more advanced texts taken from the real world
  • read and understand typical forms, menus, tables, brochures, and the like.

What methods are used in teaching Danish for Beginners 2?

Danish for Beginners 2 is delivered asynchronously online. This means that students log in to the learning portal at their convenience and work on assignments independently.

Each Monday during the course, a new set of assignments is released. They will include vocabulary, new sentences, listen-and-repeat, listen-and-understand, brief movie clips, explanations of grammar, and quite a few practice assignments. A quiz lets students test themselves. There’s a Danish blog for the students’ use.

Each week, students are required to submit one assignment (recorded or written). Students receive individual feedback from the teachers.

Danish for Beginners 2 incorporates all aspects of the language in teaching students how to listen, read, write, and speak Danish.

When does the course begin?

Danish for Beginners 2 begins four times during the 2021/22 school year:

  • Monday 6 September 2021
  • Monday 15 November 2021
  • Monday 31 January 2022
  • Monday 11 April 2022

What is the duration of Danish for Beginners 2?

Danish for Beginners 2 consists of two segments of 10 weeks (10 modules). Every ten weeks, the course is offered again (see above dates).
Segment 1: Modules 1-10
Segment 2: Modules 11-20

Level

The content of the two segments of Danish for Beginners 2 corresponds to level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, CEFR.

Certificate

Upon completion of the two segments, students receive a certificate indicating that they have participated in a Danish language course, level A2, offered by Danes Worldwide.

Fees

MemberNonmember
Danish for Beginners 2 (One segment)DKK 1,795Not offered
Danish for Beginners 2 (Both segments)DKK 3,395DKK 4,130

How do I sign up?

Please note that the course is offered 4 times per year so that you may select the timing that suits you best.

Terms

Registrations cannot be cancelled once the course has started. Cancellations made prior to the start of a course are subject to an administrative fee of DKK 500 per student.

Students have access to the course from the start date until 1 month after the end.

We guarantee that students will receive individual feedback on the assignments they have submitted on time.

Questions about Danish for Beginners 2?

You are invited to address any questions to Lene Bønding Ditlevsen at +45 3529 4125 or lene@danes.dk.