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Learn Danish through conversations

Take a dip in the Copenhagen Harbour, visit The Blue Planet, and grab a Rødgrød med fløde for a sweet snack along the way. It’s all a day in the life in the small yet fascinating country of Denmark. Imagine cycling the city streets, riding along the rolling plains until you reach the sandy coastlines along the shore. Unwind with a beer from one of the country’s 200 microbreweries, and strike up a conversation with any of the language’s 6 million speakers. The rich culture of Denmark awaits you!

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Danish language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Danish culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Danish culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Course Overview

Learn Danish language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Danish

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Unit 1
  • 2Unit 2
  • 3Unit 3
  • 4Unit 4
  • Chapter 1 - Who Are You?
  • Chapter 2 - Family Ties
  • Chapter 3 - More about you
  • Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home
  • Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?
  • Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Money and Numbers
  • Chapter 3 - In My Closet
  • Chapter 4 - Shopping
  • Chapter 5 - Where Are We Going?
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - Summer is my Favorite Season
  • Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Enjoy Your Meal
  • Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who Are You?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet Others and Bid Them Farewell
  • Introduce Yourself Formally
  • Meet New People

Grammar Goals

  • Become Familiar With the Regular Present Tense
  • Identify Subject Pronouns
  • Learn the Difference Between Formal and Informal "You"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Family Ties

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Questions Regarding Familial Relationships
  • Describe Someone in Relation to Family Members

Grammar Goals

  • Know About the Two Determiners: en and et
  • Use Personal Possessive Pronouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - More about you

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate Feelings
  • Describe Physical Characteristics
  • Express Interest
  • Inquire About a Stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Identify the Female Marker Suffix -inde
  • Use the Second Person Plural Pronoun

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home

Conversational Goals

  • Explain That You Are a Non-native Speaker
  • Explain Where You Are From
  • Identify Languages and Countries
  • Inquire About Someone’s Ability to Speak a Language

Grammar Goals

  • Practice More Using the Present Tense for Verbs
  • Use the Inverted Verb-Subject Order When Asking a Question

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the Merits of a School
  • Inquire About Programs
  • Understand Better the Structure of the Danish Education System

Grammar Goals

  • Recognize the Old-fashioned Spelling of the Danish Vowel å
  • Use Some Verbs in the Past Tense
  • Use the Past Tense of at være

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Clarification
  • Provide and Obtain New Information
  • Request New Vocabulary

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Adjectives
  • Form the Imperative
  • Use the Definite Suffix -en/-et

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Money and Numbers

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the Price for Something
  • Buy a Ticket for Travel
  • Count
  • Negotiate

Grammar Goals

  • Use Some Prepositions
  • Use Verbs in the Infinitive to Form Verb Clauses

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - In My Closet

Conversational Goals

  • Express Future Plans
  • Identify Various Articles of Clothing
  • Question Statements Made by Others

Grammar Goals

  • Use Reflexive Verbs
  • Use temporal adjuncts like før and imens

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Shopping

Conversational Goals

  • Acquire Necessities
  • Find Places to Shop
  • Gather Information From a Native Speaker
  • Inquire About Shops in the Local Area

Grammar Goals

  • Discover More Adjuncts
  • Learn More About the Present Tense of Verbs
  • Use Nouns in Their Plural Definite Form

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where Are We Going?

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and Receive Directions
  • Describe the Location of One Object in Relation to Another

Grammar Goals

  • Understand More About Using the Imperative Verb Form
  • Use Locative Adjuncts

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss Sports and Exercises
  • Express Time Relationships
  • Invite Someone to Join Along

Grammar Goals

  • Create Sentences Using an Object
  • Understand More About Forming the Past Tense of Verbs
  • Use More Temporal Adjuncts

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Summer is my Favorite Season

Conversational Goals

  • Ask About Vacations and Seasonal Opportunities
  • Discuss the Four Seasons
  • Discuss the Months of the Year

Grammar Goals

  • Make a General Statement: "It is..."
  • Use Simple Adjectives

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?

Conversational Goals

  • Converse About the Days of the Week
  • Make Plans for the Weekend
  • Talk About Age and Birthdays
  • Use the Terms Weekday and Weekend

Grammar Goals

  • Correctly Spell Days and Months
  • Use the Negative Question Form

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make Future Plans
  • Tell Time

Grammar Goals

  • Know About the Affirmative jo
  • Use the Comparative jo

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a Departure
  • Strengthen Relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Use Temporal Adjuncts with Future Tense
  • Use the Future Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Medication
  • Describe Symptoms
  • Speak to a Pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Irregular Plurals
  • Use the Second Person Singular Possessive Pronoun

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Enjoy Your Meal

Conversational Goals

  • Identify Items on the Dinner Table
  • Offer Assistance
  • Order a Meal
  • Understand the Customs of Local Dining

Grammar Goals

  • Use the Male/Female Possessive Pronouns
  • Use the Possessive Suffix -s

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Whether a Dish Contains Certain Ingredients
  • Explain That You Require a Special Diet
  • Give Compliments
  • Reference Senses

Grammar Goals

  • Learn When Some Letters Are Silent and When They Are Pronounced
  • Use Predicate Adjectives

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Questions
  • Declare That a Problem Exists
  • State That You Do Not Know Something

Grammar Goals

  • Form Negative Clauses
  • Use Interrogative Adverbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer Questions
  • Request Emergency Aid

Grammar Goals

  • Interject the -s- to Create Certain Compound Nouns
  • Use the Correct Determiner for Compound Nouns

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