In this introductory course, gain familiarity with the Danish alphabet and pronunciation and master the three most common verb tenses: present, past, and past perfect. Learn the definite article, pronouns, and basic sentence structure. Pronunciation is emphasized throughout the course, with special attention on the glottal stop. Topics of conversation covered include introducing yourself and asking and giving basic directions, as well as numbers, time, shopping, and the royal family.

Required textbook: Jokeren Grundbog by Per Pinholt (Gyldendal Forlag, 2000).

28 instructional hours.

Language Courses

The Department of Foreign Languages, Translation, and Interpreting (FLTI) at New York University’s School of Professional Studies brings language learning to life at Scandinavia House! Broaden your knowledge of Scandinavia and deepen your passion for its culture by learning one of the five Nordic languages.

A national leader in adult foreign language instruction, FLTI offers courses in more than 25 languages, including Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish; Finnish and Icelandic courses are offered upon request. Led by native speakers experienced in adult language instruction, levels of learning range from beginner to advanced.

Should there be a demand, higher levels of proficiency and special sections of language instruction are available, with private and small group instruction also a possibility.

Courses at Scandinavia House are offered on a semester basis. Introductory courses for novices begin each fall, with a range of levels presented during the fall and spring semesters.



9-24-2015 THROUGH 12-17-2015
THURSDAYS – 6:30 – 8:25 PM
No class on Thanksgiving, 10-26-2015
$550 ($745 Private Instruction: Small Group; $1,700 Private Instruction: Individual)