What is the course about?
This course is a continuation of the beginners Danish course, building upon and expanding basic Danish conversational skills as well as increasing knowledge of Danish culture.
What will we cover?
- Verbs in the imperative
- Asking where somebody is going, where somebody is
- Asking if somebody would like to do/have something and answering
- The use and function of modal verbs
- Speaking about where somebody lives
- Personal and possessive pronouns
- Reflexive verbs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use common verbs in the present tense, infinitve and imperative
- Ask and answer where somebody is going, using "hen/henne"
- Ask and answer "What would you like?/What do you want?" using the appropriate modal verb
- Have a conversation about where somebody lives
- Use personal and possessive pronouns with a degree of confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for near beginners – students should have completed Danish:1 module 1 or have equivalent knowledge of the language.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://bildutrapagaran.info/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can carry on studying Danish by joining Danish 1:module 3 in April.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details