Learn the vocabulary, grammar and communication skills you need to become a confident Danish speaker.
There are many good reasons for wanting to learn Danish:
No matter your reasons for wanting to learn Danish, this course is the perfect starting point. It covers all four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and you can enjoy the freedom and flexibility to learn in your own home or on the go.
Learning a language takes commitment and exposure, but it doesn't have to be hard and tedious work. However, it does require a structured approach and consistency.
The course is divided into 7 weeks to provide structure and allow you time to absorb the topic of each lecture without sacrificing the pace of the course. Every week consists of 3 video lectures, with supplementary materials that reinforce the concepts you have learned.
You are welcome to work your way through the course faster or slower than the suggested 7 weeks. However, make sure that you move at a fast enough pace to allow you to retain what you have learned, and slow enough that you have time to internalize what is being taught and commit it to your long-term memory.
My goal with this course is for you to learn Danish and be able to use it when you are done!
Additionally, since Danish is one of the Scandinavian languages it is very similar to both Swedish and Norwegian. Taking this course will thereby not only help you be able to communicate with native Danes, but also with most Swedes and Norwegians.
This is what you can expect:
Are you ready? Enroll in this course and start your Danish journey today!
This lecture will introduce you to the Danish alphabet and the sounds of the individual letters. It will also give over some general pronunciation tips for the Danish language.
This lecture gets a bit technical and is not an indication of what the rest of the course will be like. You are able to skip it and still get everything out of the rest of the course, however, it is good background information to have and I suggest that you go through this lecture as well.
This lecture is intended to give you a basic knowledge of different greetings and introductions.
Write the Danish word for the English one listed.
In this lecture you will learn how to have a short conversation. You will learn to ask people how they are doing and answer that same question in different ways.
This lecture will teach you the numbers from 1-20.
In this lecture you will be taught the names for different family members along with their uses.
Who is who in your family?
Read the Danish description and choose the correct answer.
This lecture will introduce you to Danish nouns. You will learn how to recognize genders and know how they operate.
You will also start your noun vocabulary.
Is it a common gender noun or a neutral gender noun?
This lecture will give you a large food vocabulary and teach you the name of the times we eat.
In this lecture you will dive deeper into nouns and you will learn how to make singular nouns definite and indefinite. You will also be introduced to how plural nouns are made definite and indefinite.
You are given the singular definite, what is the singular indefinite?<br>
This lecture will give you some helpful words and sentences regarding tableware, eating and ordering food.
This lecture will teach you the numbers from 20-100.
How well do you know the Danish numbers?
In this lecture you will learn the names of the days, months and years. You will also learn what the different times of day are called and how to great at different times.
What are the days of the week called?
In this lecture you will be introduced to Danish pronouns. You will learn how to recognize which pronouns to use and how to use them in sentences.
Fill in the correct pronoun.
At the end of this lecture you will be able to recognize verbs, know how to conjugate them and use them in sentences.
Make sentences of the verbs and bend them correctly.
In this lecture you will learn to talk about your interests. You will also get more practice in using verbs and nouns in sentences.
This lecture will teach you how to recognize and formulate questions. It will also teach you how to give short and gramatically correct answers.
What question words mean what?
This lecture will give you the ability to talk about emotions. You will learn how to ask people how they are feeling and tell them how you are.
Do you have your emotions down?
In this lecture you will lean how to use and bend adjectives.
You will also start your adjective vocabulary.
How well did you learn your adjective vocabulary?
Fill in the adjective conjugated correctly.
In this lecture you will learn to describe objects and people. You will put to use your knowledge of Danish adjectives and form sentences of your own.
You will also get some practice in using different pronouns in sentences with adjectives.
This lecture will teach you and help you practice asking for and following directions.
What are the Danish words for the directions.
In this lecture you will put to use what you have learned in asking for directions. You will learn more useful sentences and know of important places you may need to go.
Know the Danish words for these useful places.
At the end of this lecture you will be able to communicate fluently with all Danes. Ok, maybe not, but this lecture will teach you basic but important sentences for survival in Denmark.
What do these useful sentences mean in Danish?
I'm a professional Danish teacher, having received my bachelor's of education at N. Zahles Seminarium, in Copenhagen Denmark. I have more than 10 years of experience, teaching Danish as a Second Language (DSL) in Denmark, Iceland and the United States. I have worked with various ages/levels of DSL learners ranging from beginners to advanced students of all ages, in both classrooms and in private settings.
In 2014 I started a private tutoring business in Austin, Texas, teaching Danish to several students at various levels.
In my spare time I freelance as a Danish-English/English-Danish translator of both written and spoken material. I have also interpreted at several international conferences.
I am married to an Icelander and we are currently raising our 2 children in a trilingual home. Language education is an integral part of my day-to-day life.