DANISH LANGUAGE CLASSES

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Danish IV

Tuesdays, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

February 21 through April 18

Zoom

 

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $160

GENERAL ADMISSION: $185

By the end of the term, students will have expanded the range of topics in which they feel comfortable conducting a casual conversation in Danish. You’ll expand your ability to navigate a variety of cultural situations, such as ordering food and drink in a restaurant, shopping for groceries or clothes, as well as describing the weather, travel, places, family members, and your job and living situation. You will be able to use present and future tense as well as able to read simple texts written by and for native speakers.

 

Classes will be held from 6pm to 7:30pm, on nine consecutive Tuesdays, beginning February 21, 2023 and ending April 18, 2023. Classes will be held through zoom only.

 

Meet your instructor, Aase Beaulieu:

Aase worked at UC Berkely as a Teachers Assistant and an instructor. She also taught at Berlitz International School of Languages. She has taught group and indivudal lessons as a private tutor since 2015. She has been an instructor for Northwest Danish Association teaching Danish level I, II, and III, as well as Advanced Dansk.

 

Prerequisites:

Aase has previously taught these courses through the Northwest Danish Association which had a prerequisite of Danish Level III or IV. If you have not taken any classes we invite you to reach out to Aase directly to talk about the best placement for you.

 

Materials:

Class will use Aktivt Dansk, en begynderbog i dansk for udenlandske studerende, 3. revised edition, by Lise Bostrup. If not already purchased for Dansk Level I, II or III, book will be ordered from Denmark, with a cost to each student of approximately $50.00 (including shipping cost). Level IV will cover up to 9 chapters (13 through 21) in AKTIVT DANSK.

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Advanced Danish

Thursdays, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

February 23 through April 20

Zoom

 

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $160

GENERAL ADMISSION: $185

Students will transition from studying Danish in textbooks and will begin the study of Danish literature. At the end of the course, students will have read and discussed two complete Danish short stories (possibly more than two). They will have expanded both historic, cultural, and linguistic knowledge of Denmark.

 

Classes will be held from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, on nine consecutive Thursdays, beginning February 23, 2023 and ending April 20 2023. Classes will be held through zoom only.

 

Meet your instructor, Aase Beaulieu:

Aase worked at UC Berkely as a Teachers Assistant and an instructor. She also taught at Berlitz International School of Languages. She has taught group and indivudal lessons as a private tutor since 2015. She has been an instructor for Northwest Danish Association teaching Danish level I, II, and III, as well as Advanced Dansk.

 

Prerequisites:

Aase has previously taught these courses through the Northwest Danish Association which had a prerequisite of Danish Level III or IV. If you have not taken any classes we invite you to reach out to Aase directly to talk about the best placement for you.

 

Materials:

Class will read and study two literary short stories by 2 renowned Danish authors: “Nåede de færgen”, by Johannes V. Jensen (awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1944), and “En æggesnaps” (1948) by Tove Ditlevsen, whose book, ‘The Copenhagen Trilogy’ was recommended by the New York Times as among the best books in 2021. “En æggesnaps” is included in a newly published Gyldendal kolibri book: “Om penge”, Carl Dreyer’s short film of Johannes V. Jensen’s short story will be screened in class.  “Om penge” and copies of “Nåede de færgen” will be available to student from instructor and will be directly payable to Aase. Cost will be ca. 20.00 depending on whether material will need to be mailed.

Refunds: There are no refunds for missed classes

 

Parking: We encourage guests to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50-space parking lot is open on a first come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues.

 

Accessibility: Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Oleson Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Oleson Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair accessible. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 or email info@nordicnorthwest.org to arrange further assistance.