Danish Language Classes

New! Dan­ish Lan­guage Class for Teens!

Fall ses­sion for teens will start Tues­day, Sept. 19 and end Nov. 21. This is a mul­ti­level class with cur­ricu­lum adjust­ed to the needs and wish­es of the stu­dents. There is very lit­tle home­work: typ­i­cal­ly stu­dents will write a sen­tence or two about their week­end and read it to the class. This vocab­u­lary will be the basis of the les­son for the evening. There are no exams.

Adult: Advanced/Intermediate Dan­ish lan­guage lessons will start Wednes­day, Sept. 20 and end Nov. 22. This class is most­ly in Dan­ish, and the con­tent is adjust­ed to the needs and wish­es of the stu­dents.

Adult: Beginner’s Dan­ish lan­guage lessons will start Thurs­day, Sept. 21 and end Nov. 23. This class is open to any­one of any lev­el. Depend­ing on inter­est, we may have a sec­ond class meet­ing in the library upstairs.

The cost is $100 for ten lessons, payable on the first day of your class. A cheque made out to Dan­ish House Soci­ety is pre­ferred.

All class­es start at 6:30pm and end at 8:30pm in the Dan­ish room at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre.

We will take reg­is­tra­tion in August.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly we do not have a teacher for young 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 teach­ers:

Beginner’s Class and Teens Class Danish Teacher Mai Rosthof

Mai has a Master’s degree in Media and Film Arts and a bach­e­lor in Dan­ish (Lan­guage & Lit­er­a­ture) from Copen­hagen Uni­ver­si­ty 2013. Before com­ing to Van­cou­ver she was work­ing for LEGO as mar­ket­ing asso­ciate launch­ing ele­men­tary and preschool prod­ucts for LEGO Edu­ca­tion. Mai wish­es to cre­ate a relaxed and fun atmos­phere in her class­room, where every­one can grow their lan­guage skills togeth­er and per­haps also get to know the cul­ture of the small coun­try a lit­tle bet­ter. Mai grew up in Vejle, Den­mark. She came to Van­cou­ver Decem­ber 2016 with her boyfriend Vil­lads and Bowie the Labrador. This is her first time in Cana­da, and she thinks Van­cou­ver is incred­i­ble. She is look­ing for­ward to explore the sur­round­ing nature even more and so is her dog.


Advanced/Intermediate Class Danish Teacher Elisabeth Carstensen


Elis­a­beth has been teach­ing Dan­ish at the Scan­di­na­vian cen­ter since 2015. She has lived in Skan­der­borg until 2014 when she and her hus­band moved to Van­cou­ver. She looks for­ward to meet­ing you in the advanced Dan­ish class. She has a Master’s degree in logis­tics and sup­ply chain man­age­ment from Århus uni­ver­si­ty. She lives with her hus­band and baby, and both of them love Van­cou­ver. 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. Elis­a­beth is look­ing for­ward to meet­ing you all and spend­ing 10 Wednes­days 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 three times a week (Tues­days, Wednes­days, and Thurs­days), 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.