Danish – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
25 September 2019 Part 1 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2020 Part 2 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
22 April 2020 Part 3 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) 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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
24 September 2019 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2020 Part 2 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
21 April 2020 Part 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) 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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
23 September 2019 Part 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 8 weeks** £297 (£267*) Coming soon

**No classes on Monday 25 May 2020 (bank holiday)

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:

  • experiences
  • global travel
  • passionate hobbies
  • language and politeness
  • Danish family culture
  • alternative lifestyles

Grammar

You will learn:

  • superlatives
  • verbs in infinitive, e.g. flot, flottere, flottest
  • verbs in present, past tense and future tense, e.g. sidder, sad, skal sidde
  • verbs in past perfect and present perfect tense, e.g har siddet, ville have siddet
  • verbs in imperative form, from active to passive, e.g. Hjaelp mig, lad mig blive hjulpet, du er bedt om at hjaelpe mi

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • working in Denmark
  • workers’s welfare in Denmark
  • health and fitness
  • body parts
  • community
  • Danish furniture design and interior style

Grammar 

You will learn: 

  • idiomatic expressions used in relation to the topics of this term, e.g: Man maa holde det man lover.
  • time dependant expressions, e.g. Den der kommer forst til molle maler melet
  • possessive pronouns, e.g. Kobenhavn’s store udbud af malerier.

Part 3

Topics                                                                                      

In this term, we will cover:

  • Danish food culture
  • popularity of modern Danish cuisine
  • Denmark as a traditional farm country
  • leisure time
  • growing up in Denmark
  • bringing up your children in Denmark

Grammar 

You will learn: 

  • idiomatic expressions used in relation to the topics of this term, e.g. Den man tugter elsker man
  • definite and indefinite nouns, e.g. Jeg vil have en appelsin’/’jeg vil have appelsinen
  • verbs in imperative, e.g. ‘’Giv mig den bog’ Gaa op paa dit vaerelse!
  • reflective verbs in past tense and past perfect tense

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use Saa Kan Du Laere Det' Grundbog (textbook) and 'Saa Kan Du Laere Det' Ovebog (practice book) throughout the course as well as the accompanying lærdet.gyldendal.dk website. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.