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Danish for Beginners

Learn to speak, write and understand Danish quickly and effectively.
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Last updated 10/2015
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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:

  • Are you planning a trip or a move to Denmark?
  • Do you want to master everyday situations with Danish speakers?
  • Do you wish that you were able to speak with your Danish family and friends?
  • Would you like to better honor your Danish heritage?
  • Are you curious about the Danish language?
  • Do you want to develop or improve your Danish reading, writing, speaking and listening skills?

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.

Course Structure:

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:

  • 7 weeks of engaging learning material, including videos, texts, tests and other exercises.
  • 22 lectures and over 2 hours of video content.
  • Simple, fun and easy-to-understand lectures.
  • Captivating exercises that let you test your comprehension.
  • Considerable vocabulary training and grammar instruction to build your conversational skills.
  • A 30-day full refund guarantee, no questions asked.
  • And last but not least… to learn Danish!

Are you ready? Enroll in this course and start your Danish journey today!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is intended for people with little or no prior knowledge of Danish.
  • This course is also intended for people who know some Danish, but would like to brush up on their basic grammar and vocabulary.
  • This course could also be very useful for part Danish families living abroad.
  • This course focuses on conversational Danish and is therefore suitable for those who would like to work on their Danish pronunciation.
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What Will I Learn?
You will be able to pronounce Danish.
You will learn to greet and introduce yourself and others in Danish.
You will know how to talk about yourself, your interests and your family.
You will understand and be able to have a basic conversation in Danish. Ask how people are doing and feeling.
You will be able to count from 1-100
You will be able to ask what time it is and understand the answer.
You will know how to order food, set the table, and have short dinner conversations.
You will understand and be able to give directions to places and points of interest.
You will learn how to ask questions and give related answers.
You will understand and be able to apply basic Danish grammar. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.
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  • This is a beginners' course and requires no previous knowledge of Danish.
  • The language of instruction in this course is English.
  • Learning a language takes commitment. Be ready to commit to this course and do the work required.
Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 04:13
Pronunciation, greetings and conversation (Week 1)
3 Lectures 25:31

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.

The Danish alphabet

This lecture is intended to give you a basic knowledge of different greetings and introductions.

Preview 05:29

Write the Danish word for the English one listed.

How is it going?
6 questions

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.

Easy conversation
Numbers, family and nouns (Week 2)
4 Lectures 16:42

This lecture will teach you the numbers from 1-20.

Numbers 1-20

The numbers 1-20
1 page

In this lecture you will be taught the names for different family members along with their uses.

Family vocabulary

Who is who in your family?

Read the Danish description and choose the correct answer.

Family words
5 questions

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.

Nouns, gender

Is it a common gender noun or a neutral gender noun?

Nouns 1
10 questions
Food, nouns and food conversation (Week 3)
6 Lectures 22:35

This lecture will give you a large food vocabulary and teach you the name of the times we eat.


Hvad spiser du?
1 page

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.

Nouns 2

You are given the singular definite, what is the singular indefinite?<br>

Nouns 2
10 questions

This lecture will give you some helpful words and sentences regarding tableware, eating and ordering food.

Food conversation

1 page
Numbers, days and times and pronouns (Week 4)
6 Lectures 24:35

This lecture will teach you the numbers from 20-100.

Numbers 2

1 page

How well do you know the Danish numbers?

Numbers 1-100
13 questions

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.

Days and times

Months, days and times
1 page

What are the days of the week called?

Days of the week
10 questions

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.

Preview 06:09

1 page

Fill in the correct pronoun.

12 questions
Verbs, interests and question words (Week 5)
4 Lectures 23:13

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.

13 questions

In this lecture you will learn to talk about your interests. You will also get more practice in using verbs and nouns in sentences.

Likes and dislikes

Fortæl om dig selv
1 page

This lecture will teach you how to recognize and formulate questions. It will also teach you how to give short and gramatically correct answers.

Question words and short answers

What question words mean what?

Question words
7 questions
Emotions and adjectives (Week 6)
6 Lectures 13:58

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.

Preview 04:27

How are you feeling?
1 page

Do you have your emotions down?

6 questions

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?

11 questions

1 page

Fill in the adjective conjugated correctly.

Conjugate adjectives
6 questions

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.

Using adjectives

Using adjectives
1 page
Directions, places and useful sentences (Week 7)
3 Lectures 16:17

This lecture will teach you and help you practice asking for and following directions.


What are the Danish words for the directions.

8 questions

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.

Useful places
10 questions

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.

Useful sentences

What do these useful sentences mean in Danish?

Useful sentences
8 questions
1 Lecture 02:56
About the Instructor
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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.

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