Danish – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Danish in London with our part-time Danish evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Danish courses with us. You can also join a Danish evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Danish.

This Danish evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This is a part-time Danish language course for complete beginners, allowing you to start to communicate in the foreign language. This class is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of the Danish language.

Booking

There are two starting dates for this course: September and January. The September cohort will study for 3 terms up until June. The January cohort will study for three terms up until July. Please note that Term 3 of the January start Grade 1 course is a five-week intensive course, two evenings per week, which we will run subject to demand.

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
11 January 2017 Term 2 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 April 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
12 April 2017 Term 3 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
19 June 2017 Term 3 Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
28 September 2016 Term 1 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the alphabet (spelling and pronunciation)
  • personal information
  • numbers and counting, telling time and date
  • asking and answering basic questions
  • nouns
  • getting to school and work
  • family

Grammar

You will learn: 

  • word order (subject, verb and adverb)
  • verbs (present tense, infinitive, imperative, auxiliary verbs)
  • personal pronouns (subject and possessive)
  • nouns (singular, plural, definite, indefinite)

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • your daily routine
  • talking about plans in the future
  • asking and giving directions
  • naming parts of the body
  • items of clothing
  • ordering food in a restaurant
  • writing an email

Grammar

You will learn:

  • prepositions (place, time)
  • verbs (future, past, auxiliary, reflexive)
  • inversion and more complex sentence structures

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about past, present and future events
  • facts about Denmark
  • Danish traditions (birthday party, marriage, confirmation)
  • describing your family and friends
  • your home and where you live
  • health and lifestyle
  • work and education
  • the weather

Grammar

You will learn:

  • perfect and pluperfect tense
  • pronouns (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

The tutor's own materials will be used.

This level of Danish is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Danish language for approximately 1 year, or 40–60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 2 Monday 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 April 2017 Term 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 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
  • asking more complex questions and giving longer answers
  • 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, using because (fordi)

Term 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

Term 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.

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Danish language and its grammar, and have already studied the Danish language for approximately two years or 120 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 April 2017 Term 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • travelling (why we travel, impressions, cultural differences)
  • short stories and why we read them

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the passive voice
  • inversion
  • adjectives
  • gøre-lave
  • stress in words and sentences

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the body, diseases and organs
  • statistics and tables
  • the culture of drinking in Denmark

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adjectives
  • pronunciation (vowels)
  • impersonal structures using man, mange and nogle
  • tror/synes

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • news relevant at the time of the class (current affairs, culture and norms, politics)
  • various newspaper genres

Grammar

You will learn:

  • phrasal verbs

Learning resources

We will use excerpts from Ordet er frit as well as the tutor’s own material. Photocopies of all materials will be available.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

eveninglanguagecourse@westminster.ac.uk

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2016
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2016

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.