Danish Language Classes

Win­ter ses­sion will start again Jan­u­ary 16th and 17th.

We are tak­ing reg­is­tra­tion for the Win­ter ses­sion after Christ­mas.

These are mul­ti­level class­es with cur­ricu­lum adjust­ed to the needs and wish­es of the stu­dents in atten­dance on a week­ly basis. There is very lit­tle home­work: typ­i­cal­ly stu­dents will write a sen­tence or two about their week­end and read it to the class. Cor­rec­tions will be dis­cussed. This vocab­u­lary will be the basis of the les­son for the evening. Stu­dents should expect lots of oppor­tu­ni­ties to prac­tice speak­ing Dan­ish dur­ing the class. Stu­dents may use a note­book and pen or IPAD or lap­top for tak­ing notes in class. There are no exams. There should be ample oppor­tu­ni­ty to make new friends in the ten-week course. Stu­dents are encour­aged to study Dan­ish dai­ly (10–15 min­utes) and to make use of the many free lan­guage learn­ing web sites avail­able on the Inter­net.

Teens: No class­es avail­able.

Advanced/Intermediates: Thurs­days, Jan. 17 – Mar. 21, 2019. If nec­es­sary, a make-up class will be added on Mar. 28th. This class is at a high­er lev­el of Dan­ish, and the con­tent is adjust­ed to the needs and wish­es of the stu­dents. Stu­dents should have some knowl­edge of Dan­ish. The teacher is Kim West.

Begin­ners: Wednes­days, Jan. 16 – Mar. 20. If nec­es­sary, a make-up class will be added on Mar. 27th. This class is open to any­one of any lev­el. Elis­a­beth Carstensen is return­ing to teach this class.

Spring Ses­sion is planned for five weeks after and East­er break. The advanced class will be on Thurs­days, Apr. 25 – May 23, with a pos­si­ble make-up class on May 30th. The begin­ners’ class will be on Wednes­days, Apr. 24 – May 22, with a pos­si­ble make-up class on May 29th.

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.

Please reg­is­ter by e-mail indi­cat­ing your lev­el to Annette Lau­rid­sen: annette.h.lauridsen@nullgmail.com


Here is a lit­tle infor­ma­tion about teacher:

Intermediate Class Danish Teacher Mr. Kim Sandvad West

Kim has a Master’s degree in Scan­di­na­vian Lan­guages and lit­er­a­ture from Aarhus Uni­ver­si­ty 2010. He now teach­es Dan­ish and Scan­di­na­vian stud­ies at UBC. Before com­ing to Van­cou­ver in 2017, he was teach­ing Dan­ish and Scan­di­na­vian stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vaasa in Fin­land and does there­fore speak a lit­tle Finnish, Swedish and Faroese as well. He grew up in a small vil­lage close to Hors­ens, Den­mark, where he spent most of his time in the for­est, in the kitchen or on his grand­par­ents’ farm. He came to Van­cou­ver in August 2017 and is excit­ed about the wild nature and the friend­ly and wel­com­ing peo­ple of Cana­da. In class, Kim is focused on cre­at­ing a relaxed atmos­phere where every­one gets to par­tic­i­pate and every­one can devel­op in their own pace.


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.