Undergraduate Course: Danish 1 (ELCS08033)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Velkommen til Danish 1! On this 1-year course at Scandinavian Studies you will learn to speak, understand, read and write the Danish language as well as learn the basics of the grammar, pronunciation and a good amount of vocabulary. The course also covers some aspects of Danish culture and civilisation, for example you will be doing a group presentation halfway through the first semester, and you will also get familiar with some Danish children's stories. Along with the assessments, you are required to do a set amount of homework as preparation for each class.
Since few applicants to the university have a pre-qualification in a Scandinavian language, the first-year ab-initio classes are the standard form of entry to the study of a Scandinavian language.
Velkommen til Danish 1! On this one-year course in Scandinavian Studies you will learn to speak, understand, read and write the Danish language as well as learn the basics of the grammar, pronunciation and a good amount of vocabulary. The course is mostly based on language but also covers some aspects of Danish culture and civilisation, for example you will be doing a group presentation halfway through the first semester, and you will also get familiar with some Danish literature (including folk tales and a classic of children's literature).
By the end of the course, the aim is to have reached CEFR level A2, as described in the learning outcomes.
Breakdown of Learning & Teaching Activities:
The teaching activities on this course have two different formats. Students attend two synchronous sessions per week, where students meet their tutor online or in person. One lesson will include discussion of grammar and other technical aspects of language production [Synchronous], while the other tutorial will focus on oral proficiency [Synchronous]. Other activities will be based on resources made available via the course Learn page, including written work, formal grammar teaching, video material, computer-assisted exercises, and links to articles from Danish newspapers and magazines available on the Internet [Asynchronous]. Each week, you are expected to prepare for the synchronous sessions by completing the asynchronous preparation outlined in that week┐s instructions.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 88,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Initial community building with online activities (formative)
Culture and civilisation presentation in English (groups or individual) (formative)
20% Writing 1: Portrait (incl. a comment on dictionary and other language resources used) (300 words total)
20% Oral 1: Oral submitted electronically with a recorded prompt (approx. 5 minutes per student)
30% Oral 2: Oral submitted electronically (group or individual) (approx. 5 minutes per student)
30% Writing task in exam diet encompassing: a) Literature (written in target language) b) Creative writing with picture prompt (800 words total)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a familiarity with everyday Danish vocabulary, grammar and syntax consistent with CEFR level A2, along with a broad understanding of Danish culture.
- Appraise straightforward spoken and written information about familiar everyday, study- or work-related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details.
- Communicate with reasonable accuracy in familiar contexts on familiar topics both orally and in writing, expressing personal opinions, and comparing and contrasting those of others.
- Show self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work flexibly with others as part of a team.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||DELC Danish 1
|Course organiser||Ms Julie Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 1363
|Course secretary||Miss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646