Overview

Course summary

Whether you're taking your first steps to learn another language or are at an advanced level, our courses will help you to communicate confidently in your chosen language.  

Our interactive online courses provide real-time lessons with an expert tutor to practise speaking and listening. You will also have the flexibility of an online course. Access to all multimedia learning resources is included.

Who is this class for?

For this level, you should have a good basic knowledge of the Danish language and its grammar.

This course is made up of three parts. If you’ve studied Danish for around two years or 120 hours, you should start with Part 1. For those who’ve studied more than this, you may be able to join Part 2 or Part 3 directly – contact us if you're unsure of your level by using the details at the bottom of the page.

    Discounts and offers

    October start

    You can book:

    • Part 3 for £250 (£280 after 28 February)*

    The early bird discount prices for our October-start courses are available if booked by 28 February 2021*.

    Terms and conditions

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    Course structure

    Our lower intermediate course is made up of three parts, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Each part builds on what you've learnt previously.

    At the lower intermediate level:

    • Part 1 is for you if you have studied Danish for around two years or 120 hours
    • Part 2 is for you if you have completed Part 1, or if you have studied Danish for about 140 hours
    • Part 3 is for you if you have completed Parts 1 and 2, or if you have studied Danish for about 160 hours

    You can skip Part 1 and proceed straight to joining Part 2 or 3 if you have prior experience. If you’re not sure of your level, email us via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

    If you can't see the part you need in the booking table, please check back, as we add more dates throughout the year.

    Teaching

    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.

    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 begin with Videre Mod Dansk, before moving on to use a range of books and online resources. Please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

    You can join Part 1, 2 or 3 of the course depending on your prior experience.

    In Part 1 of the Danish Lower Intermediate course, you'll cover the following topics and grammar:

    Topics

    In this term, we will cover:

    • review of previous learning
    • past experiences
    • transport and travel
    • education and pastimes
    • language and politeness
    • Danish culture

    Grammar

    You will learn:

    • superlatives, e.g. flot, flottere, flottest
    • verbs in infinitive, e.g. at sidde
    • verbs in present, past 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. Hjælp mig, Lad mig blive hjulpet, Du er bedt om at hjælpe mig

    Part 2 builds on what you learnt in Part 1, covering the following topics and grammar:

    Topics

    In this term, we will cover:

    • working in Denmark
    • health and fitness
    • Danish media
    • community in Denmark
    • Danish design

    Grammar 

    You will learn: 

    • idiomatic expressions used in relation to the topics of this term, e.g. Man må holde det man lover.
    • time dependant expressions, e.g. Den der kommer først til mølle maler melet.
    • possessive pronouns, e.g. Københavns store udbud af malerier.

    Part 3 is the final level of the Danish Lower Intermediate course, and covers the following topics and grammar:

    Topics                                                                                      

    In this term, we will cover:

    • Danish food culture
    • popular culture in Denmark
    • Denmark as a traditional farming 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! Gå op på dit værelse!
    • reflective verbs in past tense and past perfect tense

    Booking

    Some of our courses have already started but we are still accepting late enrolments.

    The early bird discount price is available if the course is booked by 28 February 2021*.

    If you have any questions about the course, please get in touch with us via the details at the bottom of this page.

    Part 1 of this course is now closed, but will be running again in autumn 2021.

    Start date
    Part
    Day and time
    Duration
    Price
    12 April 2021

    Part

    3

    Day and time

    Mondays
    6pm–8pm

    Duration

    10 weeks**

    Price

    £250*/£280

    **No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 and Monday 31 May 2021.

    How we're delivering courses

    This course is delivered in an online, virtual classroom, where you'll benefit from live, face-to-face engagement with experienced language teachers.

    Wherever you are in the world, you'll become part of the University of Westminster's global community. You can be assured of a warm welcome here, where your wellbeing, the quality of our teaching and your learning experience are our priorities.

    We arrange online Meet the Teacher sessions three weeks before our courses start where you can discuss your language level, meet our teachers and find out more about our courses. If you're interested, please register via this form and we'll contact you with further information.

    Discover our virtual learning environment with a tour of Blackboard.

    Take a look around our virtual classrooms.

    Looking for another language or level?

    If we don't currently offer the language or level you're looking for, please register your interest with us, and we will get in touch if the course becomes available.

    Course dates

    October intake

    • Part 1: 05 October – 11 December 2020
    • Part 2: 18 January – 26 March 2021
    • Part 3: 12 April – 28 June 2021*
    • Part 3: 12 April – 18 June 2021 **

    * For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 and Monday 31 May 2021)

    **For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only

    January intake

    Part 1: 18 January – 26 March 2021
    Part 2: 12 April – 18 June 2021
    Part 3: 21 June – 23 July 2021*

    *Classes in Part 3 run twice a week

    January start is for selected languages only.