The smallest of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark is made up of a peninsula (Jutland) attached to northern Germany, and a collection of islands known as the Danish Archipelago. Modern spoken Danish has gained a reputation as being exceptional and difficult for foreigners to understand and master. The nine Danish vowels represent sixteen different sounds and most of the consonants are unvoiced. A unique feature is the 'stod', the glottal stop, used to distinguish between several homonyms and words. The Danes also tend to drop inflectional endings, and this perceived mumbling, even in formal standard Danish, may present problems to those learning the language. The audio CDs emphasise pronunciation and address these issues in a series of engaging exercises on greetings, family, athletics, dining, illness, holidays and celebrations. Perfect for both classroom and independent students, the book also contains lessons on grammar, a glossary of vocabulary words, and a thorough introduction to Danish history and culture.
Berlitz Phrasebook and Dictionary Danish Compact, clear, and packed with key words and phrases to help conversation, this pocket-sized Danish phrasebook and dictionary from Berlitz's trusted language experts (with free app) is a trusty travel companion, and all you need to make yourself understood - and to understand others - when you're out and about in Denmark. - With its emphasis on conversational usage, and up-to-date language on social media, leisure, business - and more - this is the only phrase book you'll need when exploring Denmark - Includes 3000-word bilingual dictionary - Visually appealing colour-coding system means you can find what you want, when you want, and fast - The simplified Berlitz pronunciation system will ensure you're clearly understood - Stunning colour photography enhances the expert content, and makes this series the most visually attractive phrase book on the market About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.
Colloquial Danish provides a step-by-step course in Danish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Danish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Key features include:
- progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
- structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
- an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
- realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
- useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
- additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Danish will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Danish.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Danish will equip you with the skills you need to use Danish in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way. What will I achieve by the end of the course?
By the end of Complete Danish you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy. Is this course for me?
If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course. What do I get?
-18 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section
-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick
-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking
-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner
-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Denmark
-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Danish
-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress *Complete Danish maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. The audio for this course can be downloaded from the Teach Yourself Library app or streamed at library.teachyourself.com.
What else can I use to learn Danish?
If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in Danish Absolute Beginner course: 9781444798630
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Introducing the brand new Insight Phrasebooks for 2016 with a free audio app download Compact and lightweight, these pocket-sized phrasebooks are packed with all the words and phrases users need to feel at home, when away.
These indispensable little books feature easy-to-use, colour-coded sections, snippets of local information and language tips, plus all the words travellers need to get around and about.
There's also a free audio app - just download for free before you go using the individual download code inside the book. It's full of key phrases from the book and features native speakers for perfect pronunciation. It's easy - just follow along to the book as you listen and repeat or simply use on its own.
Pimsleur(R) equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.This course includes Lessons 1-16 from the Danish Level 1 program - 8 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Danish. Reading Lessons begin at the end of Lesson 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading Danish. The Reading Booklet to be used with the audio Reading Lessons must be downloaded. The Danish Language
Danish, a North Germanic language based on Old Norse, is spoken by some 6 million people, primarily in Denmark, although there are some speakers in Norway, Sweden, the Faroese Islands, and Greenland. Within the country of Denmark, there are many different dialects spoken. Generally, the newscast or Standard Danish (also referred to as rigsdansk), which is based on the dialects spoken in and around Copenhagen, is considered the most desirable dialect. This course adheres as closely as possible to Standard Danish. Because of the large number of similarities between Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, knowledge of any one of these languages makes it possible to understand the others. This is true for both spoken and written forms.
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