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2010/2011  BA-A20  Danish - Integrated Skills

English Title
Danish - Integrated Skills

Course Information

Language Danish
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course Period Autumn
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Max. participants 25
Study Board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course Coordinator
  • Hanne Erdman Thomsen
    Hanne Erdman Thomsen - Department of International Language Studies and Computational Linquistics
Main Category of the Course
  • Language and Intercultural Studies

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
The learning objectives to achieve within Danish- Integrated Skills are:
• To understand what is said clearly, slowly and directly in simple everyday conversation; if the speaker can accommodate;
• To understand phrases, words and expressions related to areas of most immediate priority (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment);
• To understand the essential information in short recorded passages dealing with predictable everyday matters which are spoken slowly and clearly;

• To identify important information in news summaries or simple newspaper articles in which numbers and names play an important role and which are clearly structured and illustrated;
• To understand a simple personal letter in which the writer tells or asks about aspects of everyday life;
• To skim small advertisements in newspapers, locate the heading or column needed and identify the most important pieces of information (prices, size of apt, cars, computers, etc.);
• To understand short narratives about everyday things dealing with topics which are familiar to me if the text is written in simple language;
• To handle basic dialogue in everyday situations – simple transactions in shops, post office or banks, public transport, restaurants, etc.;
• To ask and give directions referring to a map or plan;
• To make and respond to invitations;
• To describe oneself, family and other people, including educational background, hobbies and interests;
• To describe activities past and present – personal experiences;
This course is not intended for speakers of other Scandinavian languages or students with prior training in Danish. The students may be grouped into classes based on successful completion of the Danish Crash Course offered prior to semester start.
Oral Exam
Exam Period May/June
15-minute individual oral exam with the examiner based on the content of the course.
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

This course is an introduction to Danish language and culture, designed to enable students to perform basic tasks in a Danish-speaking context. Practical language skills will be acquired through grammar drills, role-playing, and interpersonal activities. Discussions will focus on the issues of everyday life: travel, shopping, ordering food, social customs, and basic reading and communication skills.

Attendance and participation are essential for success in this course.

Teaching Methods
Practical language skills will be acquired through grammar drills, role-playing, and interpersonal activities

Aktivt Dansk. Textbook and Grammar and wordlist for beginners(Alfabeta)