Danish Language Classes

Dear future students of the Danish language class.

Danish House Society is offering Danish language lessons starting Sept. 29th and ending Dec 8th, 2016. There will be two classes, an intermediate class and a beginners’ class with ten students in each class. The cost will be $100 for the ten lessons, payable on Sept. 22nd. A cheque made out to Danish House Society is preferred. The curriculum will be continued to adjust to the needs and wishes of the students registered.  Classes will be as usual: Thursday evenings, starting at 6:30pm and ending at 8:30pm in the Danish room at the Scandinavian Centre. Past students can register from Aug. 24th until Aug. 31st. New students can register from Sept. 1st until Sept. 15th or until the class is full, whichever comes first. Please indicate whether you are a beginner or an intermediate student. (Intermediate students can speak a few simple sentences.) We plan to continue with two more adult classes in January, 2017. Dates will be announced in December. Unfortunately we do not have a teacher for children’s classes this time. Please register by e-mail indicating your level to Annette Lauridsen  annette.h.lauridsen@nullgmail.com

Here is a little information about both teachers:

Janice SorensenJanice is a Canadian of Danish ancestry. She moved to Copenhagen, Denmark in 2003, where she lived and worked until just recently. While in Denmark, she quickly learned the language in order to study a masters and PhD in clinical nutrition at the University of Copenhagen. As part of her studies, she conducted research on hospital food for patients at ‘Rigshospitalet’, Denmark’s largest hospital. She has worked as a university/college professor teaching in both Danish and English for a number of years. Although she’s now a fluent Danish speaker, she can relate to the challenges and strategies for learning Danish as a native English speaker. She has recently relocated to the Vancouver area with her family and appreciates the local nature, diverse communities, and multiculturalism. She looks forward to assisting others in learning Danish and sharing her experiences from Denmark.

ElizabethElisabeth is 27 years old. She moved to Vancouver November 2014 and is working at Container World as an Inventory Planner. She has a masters degree in logistics and supply chain management from Århus university. She lives with her husband and both of them love Vancouver. She taught the Danish language class fall semester 2015 which she really enjoyed. Elisabeth was born in Woodland, California but she grew up in Alken in Jylland, Danmark. She enjoys the cultural aspect of Vancouver and she also likes to snowboard. She looks forward to sharing more about Danish culture. Both are looking forward to meeting you all and spending 10 Thursdays together with you.

To reg­is­ter or inquire: Please con­tact Annette Lau­rid­sen annette.h.lauridsen@nullgmail.com

Pay by cheque made out to Danish House Society at the first class.
Best regards,
Annette Lauridsen,
Danish Language Co-ordinator Danish House Society,
Scandinavian Centre

New Teach­ers Needed

Our teach­ers are one of the most valu­able resources that we have, and we are always keep­ing an eye open for new peo­ple to join our team. If you know of new peo­ple that are com­ing into town, might be plan­ning to come here or already live here and have an inter­est in teach­ing please ask them to get in touch with us. Teach­ing at the Danish School is a great way to keep teach­ing activ­i­ties on your resume, get to know fel­low Danes in the area, learn about bilin­gual­ism, sub­si­dize your income and have fun.

We offer lessons two times a week, each les­son con­sist­ing of two hours plus prep work. Excel­lent ver­bal and writ­ten pro­fi­ciency in the Danish lan­guage is a requirement.

Please do not contact the Scandinavian Centre Office.