Learning Danish

Learning Danish

There are big language schools and then there are a number of small language schools that have their own specialities. Below I have listed those I know of – so look them up and maybe you will find what you need!

Tina Bacher, teacher of Danish as a second language, has her own language school https://danishmatters.dk/ but also a Facebook profile (Danish matters) where she gives advice about – yes – Danish matters. https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205  Mail: tina@danishmatters.dk Phone 51840214

Birgit Månestråle also has her own language school http://learndanishwithease.dk/ where she offers various ways of learning Danish. Mail: info@learndanishwithease.dk

Taletur https://www.taletur.com/ e-mail:  info@taletur.dk Phone 29840974

Den lille sprogskole https://www.denlillesprogskole.dk/ Mail: adm@denlillesprogskole.dk Phone 30136220

Tine Karlsson: tiluka88@hotmail.com

Business Language Services (BLS),  bls.dk/ will help people with an English, German, Norwegian, Swedish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Greek, Dutch, Polish, Japanese or Farsi background – or whatever is needed. Mail: bls@bls.dk Phone 35821214

SKOLEGADE – Dansk som andetsprog from Breakthrough over Waystage to Threshold level

SKOLEGADE 1, 2, 4, 5 and  UDTALEMATERIALE for no. 4

The other day I went to IA Sprog – the language school at Hejrevej here in Copenhagen. They had a lot of books they had to replace with new books – and would I come and pick some up? Of course – this is part of what we do here in Klingbjerg – sprogforlag & boghandel. It turned out that the books have not been used at all – the only thing I could not get was a CD that was part of the program.

However, I borrowed some of the CDs from our local library – and they should not be that difficult to get. It was really fun to watch a class of students  who actually spoke fine Danish, probably to make it all clear what was said. We meet Annie, the teacher, and her very small class of I think 5 or 6 students. The fun part of the CDs was that they have a twist – the people are not picture perfect. For example Fatma thinks that Queen Margrethe is their teacher Annie – although she does not look one bit like the Queen. Is Fatma ironic or can’t she see the difference between all these white people surrounding her and when two of the students are called Adam and Eva Fatma exclaims Oh my God!

We also meet a Danish student Nina, who moves into her new apartment and works in her spare time as a receptionist. When Nina’s new neighbours – who are very curious – see her, all the women show jealousy. Seen from a 2020 perspective it is a very big apartment that Nina moves into! Many of the parts are played by well-known actors and actresses, which makes the filmclips even better-

The Skolegade system is made for DU 2 and 3 : from  breakthrough, waystage and up to threshold level. Get them at Klingbjerg in Sankt Peders Stræde 51 in Copenhagen.

Danish as a foreign language – materials for health care personnel

Danish as a foreign language – materials for health care personnel

“Regeringen vil stille sprogkrav som alle udenlandske læger skal leve op til for at arbejde på et dansk sygehus” udtaler sundhedsminister Magnus Heunicke. Sundhedspersonale fra EU lande kan få arbejde i Danmark helt uden krav til deres danskkundskaber, og hvis man kommer fra lande uden for EU skal man bestå en test der viser om man kan læse og skrive dansk – ikke om man kan føre en samtale. Sundhedsministeren mener at der skal indføres et nationalt sprogkrav, der giver mening for både personale og patienter. I 2017 var der mere end 2000 læger med udenlandsk baggrund ansat her i landet

Sundhedsdansk udgivet af Jørgen Kvist Kristensen, Elisabeth Friis Lippert, Claes Mørkebjerg og Susanne Vahr Lauridsen er en bog for det stigende antal udenlandske læger og sygeplejersker der arbejder i det danske sundhedsvæsen. Bogen indeholder dels en introduktion til det danske sundhedsvæsens opbygning , lovgrundlag og funktion, dels en ordbog, der indenfor hvert medicinsk speciale, lister relevante ord, begreber og vendinger på både latin og dansk fagterminologi samt med dagligdags patientsprog. Ordbogen indeholder desuden 75 anatomiske tegninger. Bestil den her på hjemmesiden eller kom ned i vores boghandel for mere info.

The government will demand that foreign doctors are able to communicate with their patients in an understandable Danish, says Minister for Health Magnus Heunicke. Today foreign doctors and nurses from EU countries can be employed without any knowledge of the Danish language and people form outside the EU must take a test that proves they can read and write Danish – but nobody will be asked if they know how to speak the language. According to the Minister for Health  this must be changed and he will introduce a national demand that requires that doctors are able to speak Danish. In 2017 more than 2000 doctors with a foreign background were employed in Denmark

Sundhedsdansk published by Jørgen Kvist Kristensen, Elisabeth Friis Lippert, Claes Mørkebjerg og Susanne Vahr Lauridsen is a book for the increasing number of foreign doctors and nurses employed in the Danish healthcare system. The book contains an introduction to the Danish healthcare system – its structure, legal basis and function, as well as a dictionary with relevant words, meanings and expressions in both Latin and Danish specialist terminology and everyday words. You will also find 75 anatomical drawings in this section. You can order it right here on our website or come into our bookstore and have a closer look!

Magical days in Odense from October 17. – October 19.

Magical days in Odense from October 17. – October 19.

https://magiskedageodense.dk/ er sitet hvis du vil vide mere om de magiske dage – tidligere Potter Festival – i Odense.

De magiske dage ligger som sædvanlig i efterårsferien i uge 42 – nemlig fra torsdag den 17. oktober til lørdag den 19. oktober.

Her er et lille udpluk:

Der er Havfruesvømning for de 8 – 13 årige:

Hjælp havfolket med at bekæmpe polypperne og genoprette naturen på havbunden. Med fine rekvisitter og havfruehaler kommer du til at gennemleve et unikt lille eventyr. Du kommer til at svømme med havfruehale blandt blafrende søgræs, onde polypper og magiske perler. Du lærer selvfølgelig at svømme i halen, så sikkerheden er i orden. Og vi prøver også et havfruetrick eller to.

Bemærk at aktiviteten kun er for børn, der i forvejen kan både svømme og flyde.

Under Odense Adelige Jomfrukloster ligger en dyster og fugtig kælder. Nede i krypten, blandt mus og rotter, syder og bobler det, for der bliver brygget eliksirer til udøvelse af mørk magi og til at forvandle troldmands- og hekselærlinge til magiske mestre. Du kan blande din egen eliksir sammen med de eliksirkyndige fra Syddansk Magiske Universitet samt høre om mørkets troldmænd, og hvordan deres grønne tapet kan slå ihjel.

200 Odinarer

Skabninger fra undergrunden

I forlængelse af eliksirværkstedet i krypten underviser en troldmandselev om sjældne, farlige og magiske dyr. Her kan du møde en kongepython, en fugleedderkop, vrimlende vandrende pinde og en madagaskar hvæsekakerlak – hvis du tør!

Falkoneren

På torvet foran Det Adelige Jomfrukloster viser en falkoner alle magiske lærlinge og deres forældre, hvor fantastisk og imponerende en fugl falken er. Kom og se den smukke falk og oplev, hvordan den mestrer luftrummet over Magiske Dage Odense.

Dette er kun et lille udpluk af tilbuddene i de magiske dage i Odense – men tjek deres hjemmeside og se alle de spændende aktiviteter.

Man ville næsten ønske man selv var 12 år igen…..

Vi sælger vores glosehæfter hos Bog & Idé i det Historisk Hus nær domkirken hvis du vil have lidt hjælp til at læse Harry Potter på engelsk!

English version – a few examples of what to experience during the festival! 

Mermaid swimming

Mermaids is one of the creatures in the magical world that is shrouded in the most mystery. Beautiful swim in the water and scout for the people on the land, but offers to them in spite, they will get rid primordial forces loose, which is rarely seen.

In the swimming baths on Klosterbakken these beautiful creatures demonstrate their abilities in the water. It is an opportunity that we must not let pass – because you never know when they visit the human world again.

But that’s not all, because you need even swim like a mermaid in the blue waves. There is in fact needs your help!

Havheksen’ve got the little mermaid beautiful voice and sitting in his cave and sing evil songs. When the Sea Witch singing dancer polyps (troll plants) and more and more. The polyps is half plant, half animal – and then shadows the the other plants, so they do not get something light and die. ”

Help sea-folk fight polyps and restore nature on the seabed. With fine props and mermaid tails you’re going to live through a unique little adventure. You get to swim with mermaid tail flapping among seagrass, evil polyps and magical gems. You learn course swimming in the tail, so security is in order. And we also sampled a mermaid trick or two.

Note that the activity is only for children who already can both swim and float.

The activity is for 8-13 year olds.

 

Odense Noble Virgin Klosters elixirs and mystery

Virgin monastery provides a framework for grim secrets and magical creatures. Tackle eliksirblandinger, look into a stick insect or study the a real falcon.

During the beautiful vælvinge in Virgin monastery you may experience:

Eliksirkrypten

During Odense noble monastery is a gloomy and damp basement. Down in the crypt, including mice and rats, buzzing it, for being brewed elixirs for carrying out the dark magic and to transform troldmands- and witch apprenticeship for magic master. You can mix your own elixir with the eliksirkyndinge from Southern Magic University, and hear about the dark wizards men and how their green wallpaper can kill.

200 Odinarer

Creatures from the underground

Following eliksirværkstedet in the crypt teach a wizard student rare, dangerous and magical animals. Here you can meet a royal python, one bird spider, swarming mantis and a Madagascar hissing cockroach – if you dare!

The falconer

On the square in front of the Noble Jomfrukloster shows a falconer all magic apprentices and their parents how amazing and impressive bird falcon is. Come and see the beautiful falcons and see how the master airspace over Magic Days Odense.

This is just a small sample of what to do in Odense during the magical days – wish one was 12 years old again……

We sell our glossaries in the Historiske Hus near the cathedral by Bog & Idé if you want to read Harry Potter in English!

 

 

 

 

Fantasy Festival in Esbjerg

Fantasy Festival in Esbjerg

All seasons have their characteristics – and autumn and winter are the seasons for book-fairs! We started in Esbjerg with our glossaries for Harry Potter at #fantasyfestival19 at Esbjerg Hovedbibliotek. A weekend filled with very enthusiastic and happy people, interested in all aspects of fantasy such as games, films, board games, role play – and books of course. Every year the number of participants increase, but we experience a  special atmosphere among people who have come to enjoy their favorite hobby. There is room for everybody – even me – as a former colleague said hugging me: you are probably the last person I would expect to see here at the festival! (people who know me will know why….) Maybe you will find the time to come and visit this great fantasy festival – as always the third weekend in September (19. – 20. September 2020) We’ll be there!