The Scandinavian School offers Danish courses at several different skill levels. Each course costs $375 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 Program Manager Pia Persson at ppersson@scandinavianschool.org with questions. 

The Classes

Classes are small (typically around 10 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.


Danish Adult Classes in October 2019

The next Danish Beginner 1 class is scheduled for January 2020.

Danish Beginner 2

Teacher: Pernille Oland
Day/time: Monday 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dates: October 21- December 9

This course is for students who have taken Beginner 1 or already possess a very basic knowledge of Danish grammar and sentence structure. The class follows the text book Colloquial Danish and will continue the curriculum from Chapter 6. 

The class will continue building up vocabulary and begin speaking Danish with a focus on face-to-face communication in typical everyday situations. The class will read and write short texts and also practice Danish by deciphering songs texts and taped conversations.

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Danish Intermediate 2 October 2019

Teacher: Pernille Oland
Day/time: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Dates: October 9 -December 11

Please note there is no class on October 23 and November 27 .

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. 

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

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Danish Advanced October 2019

Teacher: Pernille Oland
Day/time: Wednesday 7:40 - 9:10 pm
Dates: October 9 - December 11

Please note there is no class on October 23 and November 27 .

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

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

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Danish Adult Classes in August 2019

Danish Beginner 1

This class is currently sold out. The next Danish Beginner 1 class is scheduled for January 2020.

Teacher: Pernille Oland
Day/time: Monday 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dates: August 12 - October 14 

Please note there is no class on September 2 and October 7. 

This is a course for students who have 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).

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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.