ONLINE DANISH LESSONS
Are you planning to move to the Scandinavian peninsula (and specifically, to Denmark?). Maybe you’d like to expand your business there or have Danish-speaking partners who you need to communicate with. No matter your reason for learning Danish, we can help. Sign up for our online Danish course and take the lessons anytime, anywhere!
We partner with native speakers who have been trained professionally and who have experience teaching Danish to speakers of other languages. This means they know how to explain even the most difficult topics in the most engaging way and how to assess your strengths and weaknesses to produce a suitable curriculum adapted to your needs.
What will you learn with us?
Get started with our online Danish courses today and you’ll be able to communicate not only with the 5 million people living in Denmark but also with the 15 million others living in Scandinavia (as the Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish languages are mutually intelligible!). You don’t need to have studied Danish before to sign up for a course with us. Absolute beginners will start with the most basic (and important) aspects of Danish while they get used to listening to the language spoken by their native speaking teachers.
And if you have some Danish proficiency already, your tutor will come up with a tailor-made program just for you! They will thoroughly assess your level and requirements while taking your preferences into consideration when choosing the most appropriate materials for the lesson.
Here are some benefits of studying Danish online with us:
- Save time and effort, as you don’t have to commute anywhere.
- You can use Skype to record your class and review it later.
- You’ll have access to a very wide selection of online materials.
- Receive technical support from our team in case you need help, for example, setting up the software necessary to take the online course.
What are you waiting for? Contact us today and we will arrange an online Danish course just for you! If you would like to study with friends or family, that’s also possible. Just consider that the maximum number of students in a group is 8, and the minimum hours you can book is 10.
These are completely free and will take no more than 15 minutes
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The best resources to learn danish
Use the following resources and practice your Danish with zero costs and at times that fit your schedule. They focus on your core skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking) while you improve your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation in a fun, motivating manner. You only need an Internet connection and motivation to get started!
Although Danish might seem a bit difficult to learn, in terms of grammar it’s fairly easy. It only has nine verb forms (including the passive) which are very similar to the English tenses and many prepositions and conjunctions are almost the same. Use the following resources and soon you’ll master the nuances of Danish grammar!
BEGINNER If you are looking for a beginners’ guide to Danish grammar, Fjern can help. The site has short and concise explanations on how to use the most common nouns, pronouns, conjunctions, and verbs, together with some exercises.
BEGINNER Digital Dialects has a section on Danish that features grammar games so you can learn the rules in a fun, engaging way. They are made for children but adult students at the beginner level can also take advantage of these games and improve their Danish skills.
BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE The Danish Study has an array of exercises to conjugate verbs in the past, present, and future tenses. Plus, you’ll have to write new examples with these verbs in context so you get familiar with their usage. All of these exercises come with audio to help you learn their correct pronunciation.
So you need to improve your Danish pronunciation? The resources mentioned below can help you learn more about silent, soft, and hard consonants while you practice in a holistic way.
BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED Did you know that Danish has more than 5 different dialects? Each of them has a unique vocabulary, expressions, and ways of pronouncing words. If you’d like to learn more about the top dialects of the Danish language, you should read our article!
BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED Learning Danish pronunciation rules can be a challenge, but with the help of Babbel’s guide, you’ll find silent consonants, clusters, and soft vowels much easier to acquire!
BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE Do you still have doubts about how to pronounce certain sounds? Don’t worry, here at SpeakDanish you can find a list of the most difficult sounds in Danish (like the hard and soft “d”) together with audio recordings and some exercises to put your skills to practice.
Acquiring new vocabulary can be a drag, especially if the main strategy is to memorize lists of words without any context. Luckily, you can change that and learn new terms and phrases in a fun and meaningful manner from the comfort of your home using the following resources:
BEGINNER Perhaps you are traveling to Denmark soon and you don’t know a word of the language? If that sounds like you, take a look at our blog post about the top Danish survival phrases and learn some of them before you go!
INTERMEDIATE Knowing idioms is crucial if you want to be fluent and sound natural when having a conversation with native speakers. In case you are wondering which are the top Danish idioms, you can read our article and find out.
BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED At Learn with Oliver, you can create a free account and find texts for all levels of proficiency, vocabulary exercises, games, and even a flashcard maker where you can add images, sounds, and even phonetic symbols and make new words more memorable.
BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE Enter LexisRex and find word games such as Hangman, crosswords, word search, and more to take your vocabulary to the next level while having fun!
Set aside some time to read in Danish every day, apply effective strategies, and soon you’ll see great improvements! The following resources will be of help if you are not sure where to start:
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED Reading the newspaper is an excellent idea to improve your comprehension skills while learning more about what is going on in Denmark and in the world. If you’d like to try, Ligetil is an excellent option.
BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED Graded readers like the ones you can find in MyLanguages are great for students of any level to practice their reading comprehension. The texts are presented in Danish first, then you can find an English translation and, finally, a set of exercises for you to test what you understood.
If you have kids learning Danish or if you are a fan of classic stories yourself, then you’ll love Children’s Books Forever section on Danish literature. You can find short stories like the Lion and the Mouse, the Ugly Duckling, and other Danish original stories to read for free!
Listening in a language that sounds so different from English can be a nightmare, especially if you are just getting familiar with Danish sounds and rhythm. But don’t worry, with a lot of practice, patience, and consistency, soon you’ll understand what Danish native speakers are saying.
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED DanishClass101 has amazing audio clips for you to practice your listening skills. From conversations on how to choose an apartment in Denmark to the weather forecast, you’ll find a variety of speakers and contexts to take your comprehension skills to the next level.
BEGINNER It’s hard to find materials for beginners, especially when it comes to listening comprehension. If that’s your case, subscribe to DanishPod101’s YouTube channel, where you’ll find a collection of videos for beginners to train their listening comprehension in Danish for free.
INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SpeakDanish also has great transcribing practice, which means you’ll listen to an audio recording and then write what you heard. This is great to practice spelling in addition to training your ear.
The only way to be proficient when writing in Danish is to write... a lot. Use the following sites and learn to express yourself in writing faster and more effectively.
BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE Getting inspiration and ideas to write in Danish can be hard if you are on your own. Luckily, DanishClass101 has prepared some resources, like this video, which you can watch and discover 8 effective ways to practice your writing without a teacher.
BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE Join a community like the Great Translation Game and start writing short texts in Danish to receive feedback from other native speakers and learners who want to improve as much as you.
There isn’t a magic recipe for speaking in a foreign language. You will need a lot of practice, patience, and motivation. Here we gathered some resources for you to get started with Danish conversation and improve your fluency and accuracy in a short time!
BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED Join Conversation Exchange and find enthusiastic Danish learners and native speakers looking to make new friends online. If any of them live in your area, you can also arrange a face-to-face meeting and put your skills into use.
Subscribe to DanishClass101’s YouTube channel and enjoy 10 minutes a day of conversation practice to perfect your grammar and accent, build vocabulary and fluency, and improve your speaking skills in general from the comfort of your home.
These miscellaneous resources can also accompany you in your journey toward Danish proficiency:
Still not convinced to learn Danish? Read our blog post to learn about 9 surprising facts about the language and get started today!
If you’d like to begin learning Danish but you are not sure where to start, you can take one of our FREE level tests and understand more about your current ability in just minutes.
Danish may have some difficult aspects to learn, but it also has a lot of aspects that are simple to acquire for English speakers. Would you like to know which ones? Read our article here!