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International class - danish language & culture

International class – danish language & culture

International class is a unique way to learn about Denmark – Danish language as well as culture.

We practise the Danish language and learn about the Danish culture and society.

Through sports, discussion and classroom teaching we develop an understanding of the Danish society, Danes and each other’s home countries, as we also share information about our own country.

A typical class will usually contain a Danish lesson followed by an introduction or discussion about a cultural theme. We relate to anything from politics and societal structures to leisure activities or cultural traditions/taboos.

We develop our personalities, knowledge and intercultural friendships in informal teaching processes that build upon respect and trust, where we will challenge your personal stances and your views on life.

The class usually makes excursions or visits to Denmark behind-the-scenes that tourists don’t get the chance to visit:

  • a typical Danish home
  • a Danish high school
  • a Danish care home
  • a Danish farm
  • a smaller Danish town

Are you interested in learning Danish during your stay? We offer classes with instruction based on your individual level. The school provides a unique environment for practising your Danish throughout the day and in your free time. The social aspect of Vejle Sports School is very important and you will have rich opportunity to speak Danish with the students at the school at all hours.

Some Danish lessons are part of the normal weekly schedule and some lessons will add extra lessons to your time schedule.

Some students start from scratch, some student know a bit of Danish and other students speak well, but can’t read or write. We work on different levels and often use texts, pictures, music and little films in class. We learn together and individually.

We get out on the floor and we nerd out the details when necessary. In class it is ok to laugh while you learn and try to pronounce a new difficult Danish word. Together, we feel the joy when cracking the code to the Danish language structure, learn a new sentence or when a student proudly announces that they have been having a conversation in Danish or given a presentation in another class.

We try to make the Danish classes fun and celebrate our successes. Most students find that learning more Danish adds a dimension to their time in Denmark.

In class we focus on:

  • Learning more words
  • Getting better at small-talking in Danish
  • Building our confidence with regards to speaking Danish
  • Improving our understanding of Danish
  • Improving our reading and writing

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