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2020/2021  BA-BINBV1106U  Danish – Integrated Skills

English Title
Danish – Integrated Skills

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn, Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Min. participants 25
Max. participants 35
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course coordinator
  • Steven Gardner - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Communication
  • Language
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 09-06-2020

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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
Course prerequisites
Danish - Integrated Skills:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Duration 20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter and Summer, The regular exam takes place twice a year in, respectively, the Winter and the Summer.
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

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 interactive activities. Discussions will focus on aspects of everyday life - e.g. travel, shopping, ordering food, social customs - as well as basic reading and communication skills.

Successful completion of the course corresponds to A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. Attendance and participation are essential for success in this course.


Description of the teaching methods
Practical language skills will be acquired through grammar drills, role-playing and interpersonal activities. Discussions will focus on aspects of everyday life – e.g. travel, shopping, ordering food and social customs - as well as basic reading and communication skills. The teaching language will be a mixture of English and Danish, with increasing emphasis on Danish as the course progresses.

Attendance and participation are essential for success in this course.

Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback is provided during class in connection with activities and exercises and also in connection with homework assignments.
Student workload
Teaching/Classes 36 hours
Class Preparation and Home Assignments 141 hours
Exam and Exam Preparation 30 hours
Expected literature

Aktivt Dansk: (1) Textbook and (2) Grammar and Wordlist for Beginners (Alfabeta)

Last updated on 09-06-2020