The Scandinavian School offers Danish courses at several different skill levels. Each course costs $350 and consists of 8 weekly, hour and a half lessons. Students must also purchase course materials, which will cost approximately $40 for the beginner courses and $70 for the intermediate courses. The materials can be used for multiple courses.

All sales are final. Students can be transferred between different levels if needed, but refunds are not offered.

Each year we offer four sessions of courses: two in the spring and two in the fall. You may only sign up for one course per semester (8 classes) at a time.

Unsure which course is right for you? Contact Cultural Director Pia Persson at ppersson@scandinavianschool.org with questions. 

The Classes

Classes are small (typically around 8 students) which gives us lots of time for individual attention. Different courses use different textbooks, and we create a fun and engaging curriculum by including materials such as newspaper and magazine articles, music and song texts, picture collages, as well as video and audio clips.


 

Beginner 1

Teacher: Pernille Oland
Day/time:  Mondays 7:00-8:30PM
Dates:  August 21 - October  23

Next Beginners 1 will be offered in January 2018.

Please note there will be no class September 4 and October 16.

This is a course for the student with no prior knowledge of Danish. We will focus on basic Danish grammar, sentence structure and gradually building up vocabulary. The class uses the text book Colloquial Danish by W. Glyn Jones and Kirsten Gade available at Amazon or through your book store (please get second edition published in 2003 or a newer version).

Sign up here

All sales are final. Students can be transferred between different levels if needed, but refunds are not offered

 

Beginner 2

Teacher: Pernille Oland
Day/time:  Mondays 7:00-8:30PM
Dates:  October 30 - December 18

Next Beginners 1 will be offered in January 2018.

This is a course for students who have taken Beginners 1  prior or have basic knowledge of Danish. We will focus on basic Danish grammar, sentence structure and gradually building up vocabulary. The class uses the text book Colloquial Danish by W. Glyn Jones and Kirsten Gade available at Amazon or through your book store (please get second edition published in 2003 or a newer version).

Sign up here

All sales are final. Students can be transferred between different levels if needed, but refunds are not offered

Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/moluda/ via. Denmark.dk

 


 

Intermediate 1

Teacher: Pernille Oland

Day/time: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 PM     

Dates: October 25 - December 13
 

This course focuses on Danish conversation and is open to students who have already taken Beginner 1 and Beginner 2 or have equivalent experience. In most cases the students will move forward on Intermediate 1 level before moving to the Intermediate 2 class. 

Sign up for Danish Intermediate 1

The main textbooks used is Mellem Linjerne and can be purchchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mellem-linjerne-tickets-20709558848

 


Advanced /Intermediate 2

Teacher: Pernille Oland
Day/time: Wednesdays 7:40 - 9:10 pm
Dates: August 30 - October 25 (In session)

Please note there will be no class October 18.                          

Second quarter:  November 1 - December 20. Please note this is a 7-week course.


Advanced / Intermediate 2 is for students who have taken Intermediate 1 or have equivalent experience. Emphasis is on conversation and speaking Danish as much as possible in class. 

Sign up for the second quarter here

The main textbooks used are Pæredansk and Din Dansker, which are available to purchase through the Scandinavian School.


 

Private Classes

If the above schedule does not fit your calendar, or if you prefer one-on-one tutoring, we offer private lessons.

Your Teacher

Pernille Oland lived in Denmark until she moved to SF almost a decade ago. She lives with her Danish husband and their two girls. Before moving to San Francisco, Pernille worked as a certified SAP consultant in the IT department of a large real estate company. She also served as an instructor, teaching the employees how to use SAP as well as Windows XP and Office. Now she works at Innovation Center Denmark.