Danish – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Would you like to learn Danish in London? Join one of our part-time Danish courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginners’ Danish courses (Grade 1) start in October and January. If you already have some knowledge of Danish you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginners' Danish (Grade 1) course.

We also have intermediate Danish classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Danish Beginners’ (Grade 1) is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Danish.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Danish for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Danish for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £225 (£240 after 24 September)
  • the whole year for £530 (£565 after 24 September)

Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
19 June 2017 Part 3 Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £225 Already started
3 October 2017 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Already started

Course content

Our Danish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the Danish alphabet
  • introducing yourself
  • numbers from 1-100
  • the calendar
  • greetings
  • telling the time
  • countries, nationalities and languages

Grammar

You will learn:

  • simple sentence structures
  • the word order
  • verbs (infinitive, present, auxiliary)
  • adjectives (gender, number, degree)
  • nouns (gender, singular, plural, definite, indefinite)
  • pronouns (personal, interrogative)
  • cardinal numbers
  • asking questions

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about your occupation and hobbies
  • describing your home
  • asking for and giving directions
  • writing an email
  • taking a phone call
  • modes of transport
  • planning your diary

Grammar

You will learn:

  • more complex sentence structures
  • prepositions (place, time)
  • verbs (future, imperative)
  • pronouns (possessive)
  • ordinal numbers

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • discussing the weather
  • clothing and appearance
  • body parts and movement
  • family life
  • Danish holidays and traditions
  • food, menus and food culture

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs (past, present perfect, past perfect)
  • adjectives (irregular)
  • personal pronouns (reflexive, relative, indefinite, demonstrative)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use the tutor's own materials.

Who is this class for?

This level of Danish is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Danish language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Danish for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Danish for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £225 (£240 after 24 September)
  • the whole year for £530 (£565 after 24 September)

Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
4 October 2017 Part 1 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Already started

Course content

Our Danish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • invitations
  • mood and feelings
  • friendship
  • introducing somebody else to a group of people
  • writing simple emails
  • describing places such as shops, important buildings
  • explaining why something is the case
  • expressing cause
  • talking about and describing your job
  • giving a simple account of what you did today, yesterday, last week and on holiday

Grammar

You will learn:

  • noun declination
  • verb tenses (present perfect, past perfect)
  • the passive
  • word order
  • personal and possessive pronouns
  • adjective inflection
  • comparison

Part 2

Topics

This term, we will cover:

  • shopping
  • health and illness
  • food and recipes
  • talking about your daily routine in more detail
  • everyday activities
  • making reservations over the phone on a variety of everyday subjects (hotels, flights, holidays, restaurants...)
  • everyday objects
  • talking about future plans

Grammar

You will learn:

  • more complex word order
  • all modal verbs and verb tenses
  • prepositions of place and time
  • regular and irregular verbs 'to plan', 'to feel like'
  • the future tense
  • 'some' and 'any'
  • idiomatic expressions

Part 3

Topics

This term, we will cover:

  • holidays and plans
  • talking about experiences
  • life stories
  • school and education
  • volunteer work
  • writing longer emails and letters
  • short newspaper articles
  • short stories
  • giving directions

Grammar

You will learn:

  • phrasal verbs
  • using most of the modal verbs to colour nuance and meaning
  • more advanced verb structures (modality + perfect tense, using two modal verbs together etc)

Please note that there may be slight variations in content at the discretion of the tutor. These may result in the inclusion of additional content, when general progress is good, or in small variations determined by students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Videre Mod Dansk throughout the course as well as the tutor's own materials. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

You have a solid intermediate knowledge of the Danish language and its grammar, and can communicate confidently and fluently in most everyday situations.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied Danish for three years or 180 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Danish for about 200 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Danish for about 220 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £225 (£240 after 24 September)
  • the whole year for £530 (£565 after 24 September)

Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2017 Part 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks 240 (£225*) Already started

Course content

Our Danish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the debate on Danishness
  • the Danish constitution and welfare model
  • exploring Pli – Danish behavioural norms

Grammar

You will learn:

  • word order 
  • simple sentence structures
  • nouns (gender, singular, plural, definite, indefinite)
  • verbs (infinitive, present, auxiliary, future, imperative, past, present perfect, past perfect)
  • adjectives (gender, number, degree, irregular)
  • pronouns (personal, demonstrative, interrogative, possessive, relative, reflexive)
  • prepositions (place, time)
  • inversions and asking questions
  • proper nouns

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • Danish short stories
  • poetry and song lyrics
  • art in Denmark throughout time

Grammar

You will learn:

  • more complex sentence structures
  • ordinal and cardinal numbers
  • comparisons
  • gøre/lave
  • sidde/sætte
  • ligge/lægge
  • tror/synes
  • indefinite pronouns

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • life of a Viking: the heritage and Nordic mythology
  • development of society and language
  • current affairs in Denmark – and the world

Grammar

You will learn:

  • stress in words and sentences
  • orthography
  • punctuation rules (full stop, abbreviation, comma, semicolon, listing, independent member of sentence, independent clause, subordinate clause)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

The course is based on our own materials.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

[email protected]

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2017–18

September intake
Part 1: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 2: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 3: 9 April – 15 June 2018

January intake*
Part 1: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 2: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 3: 18 June – 20 July 2018

April intake*
Part 1: 10 April – 16 June 2017
Part 2: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 3: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 4: 9 April – 15 June 2018

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.