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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages & Cultures - Scandinavian Stud

Undergraduate Course: Danish 1 (ELCS08033)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryVelkommen 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.
Course description 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.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Norwegian 1 (ELCS08028) OR Swedish 1 (ELCS08027)
Other requirements

Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  12
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 88, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 301 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
SEMESTER 1
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)
SEMESTER 2
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)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a familiarity with everyday Danish vocabulary, grammar and syntax consistent with CEFR level A2, along with a broad understanding of Danish culture.
  2. Appraise straightforward spoken and written information about familiar everyday, study- or work-related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details.
  3. 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.
  4. Show self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work flexibly with others as part of a team.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDELC Danish 1
Contacts
Course organiserMs Julie Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 1363
Email: Julie.Larsen@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
Email: Gillian.Paterson@ed.ac.uk
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