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 beginner Danish courses start in October and January. If you already have some knowledge of Danish you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Danish course.

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

Who is this class for?

Danish Beginner 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 £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts equates to one single transaction.   

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2018 Part 1 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2019 Part 2 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
17 April 2019 Part 3 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon

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
  • word order
  • verbs (infinitive, present, auxiliary)
  • nouns (gender, singular, plural, definite, indefinite)
  • personal and interrogative pronouns (f.eks. jeg, du, vi … hvor, hvornår, hvad)
  • cardinal and ordinal numbers (f.eks. en, to, tre, første, anden, tredje)
  • asking and answering questions

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about your occupation and everyday activities
  • describing your home and family
  • asking for and giving directions
  • responding to everyday situations
  • modes of transport
  • planning your diary

Grammar

You will learn:

  • more complex sentence structures (inversion)
  • prepositions of place and time (f.eks. i, på, til)
  • verbs (future, imperative)
  • possessive pronouns (min, dit, vores)

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
  • health and well-being

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs (past, present perfect, past perfect)
  • adjectives (gender, number, irregular)
  • pronouns: reflexive, (mig, sig) relative, (der, som) indefinite, (nogen) demonstrative (den, de)

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, which include a range of listening, reading, writing and pronunciation activities.

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 £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts equates to one single transaction.   

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon

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 and social activities
  • mood and feelings
  • friendship
  • introducing somebody to a group of people
  • describing places such as shops, important buildings
  • 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
  • present perfect tense (f.eks. er gået, har spist)
  • word order
  • personal and possessive pronouns
  • direct and indirect pronouns (f.eks. du, vi, dig, os)
  • conjunctions (f.eks. og, men, eller)
  • comparison

Part 2

Topics

This term, we will cover:

  • shopping
  • health and illness
  • food and recipes
  • talking about your daily routine in more detail
  • making reservations for a variety of activities (hotels, flights, holidays, restaurants...)
  • talking about future plans
  • politeness

Grammar

You will learn:

  • more complex word order (main and subordinate clauses)
  • adjective inflection (definite and indefinite)
  • adjectives (comparative and superlative)
  • relative pronouns
  • the passive
  • regular and irregular verbs, skal, vil
  • the future tense

Part 3

Topics

This term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • phrasal verbs (f.eks. at købe ind, at se ud)
  • prepositions of place and time (f.eks. under, hen, forbi, i, på, om)
  • past perfect tense (f.eks. havde spist, var kommet)
  • using most of the modal verbs to colour nuance and meaning
  • more advanced verb structures (modality + perfect tense, using two modal verbs together)

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 should have a good basic knowledge of the Danish language and its grammar.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Danish language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Danish for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Danish for about 160 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts equates to one single transaction. 

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon

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:

  • food and culture
  • experiences
  • travelling in Denmark
  • health and daily life
  • weddings and other cultural celebrations

Grammar

You will learn:

  • irregular verbs (gå/gik, se/så)
  • adjective forms (stor/størrer/størst, stort/store)
  • inflection and comparison (kender/ved, mere/flere, mindre/færre)
  • revise nouns, verbs, pronouns

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • Danish classic bands
  • Danish poetry and short stories
  • Danish films and short films
  • Danish sketch comedy
  • Danish drama shows

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adverbials
  • pronouns (De/de, I, nogen)
  • compound nouns, when/if/where (da/når, om/hvor)
  • syntax: clause and phrase structure

Part 3

Topics                                                                                      

In this term, we will cover:

  • lifestyles
  • living in Denmark:
    • home
    • socialising
    • family
    • education
    • job
  • writing a cv and attending an interview

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs that can be nouns, and vice versa (bo/leve, lege/spille)
  • prepositions (på/i, ved/af)
  • revision of grammar topics from terms 1 and 2

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 Pæredansk, throughout the course as well as tutor’s own materials. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

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: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 2: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 3: 14 January – 22 March 2019 
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

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