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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Danish Language 1 (ELCS07009)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA course for beginners with no previous knowledge of Danish, designed to give absolute beginners a basic, working knowledge of spoken and written Danish.

1. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed. All students must take all elements of assessment, including the examination.

2. Students will be allocated into a group. Each group has two classes, which run twice a week. You must be able to attend both.

3. Students with previous knowledge of the language are not permitted and may be asked to withdraw from the course.

This course runs in semester 1 only.

On successful completion of the course students will be eligible to take Foundation Danish Language 2 (ELCS07008) (20 credits), which follows on from Foundation Danish Language 1 and runs in semester 2.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements No previous knowledge of Danish required.
Additional Costs A course book
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Knowledge and understanding: Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs; can understand simple personal questions when people speak slowly and clearly.
  2. Practice: Applied knowledge and understanding: achieve Danish language competence comparable to the CEFR Level A1/1+; Can introduce him/ herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where s/he lives, people s/he knows and things s/he has. Reading comprehension of short simple texts regarding personal information; Can write about him/ herself, using short, simple phrases.
  3. Generic cognitive skills: Produce and read texts on basic everyday themes; engage in listening, spoken and written language activities at A1/1+ level.
  4. Communication and ICT: Develop critical skills to ensure the use of reliable language resources both printed and/or digital (e.g. bilingual dictionaries, grammar books, translation tools).
  5. Autonomy, accountability and working with others: Take responsibility for independent vocabulary acquisition and grammatical study; for monitoring one's engagement in Danish language activities outside of the classroom (eg. online resources, extra learning materials available from LEARN, main library, DVD library).
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Special Arrangements This course is open to all students as a credit bearing course, or over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.

Auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).

DELC students may only take this course if it over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.

Visiting students may only take the course for credits
Additional Class Delivery Information Students must attend pairs of classes. See Web Timetable.

Classes for this course will appear on students' personalised timetable.
Course organiserMs Julie Larsen
Tel: (0131 6)51 1363
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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