SCAN4001 - Advanced Danish

Value: 0.5 course units
Jesper Hansen
Teaching structure:
one unseen three-hour written examination (50%); one oral examination (30%); and coursework (20%).

Module Description:

The module aims to: build on and improve the students’ existing language skills taking the students up to a level of near-native proficiency in all four language skills: speaking, understanding, writing and reading; and enable the students to express themselves in a clear, concise, coherent, fluent, and linguistically and grammatically correct Danish.

A high level of student autonomy will be expected and the module will to a large extent consist of students’ own work. Weekly assignments to be completed at home will be given and the feedback to these will constitute an essential part of the work with perfecting every individual student’s language competence.

Preparatory Reading and Set Texts:


No textbook is required for the module; instead a variety of materials will be used.


It is recommended that students own a copy of R Allan, P Holmes & T Lundskær-Nielsen, Danish. An Essential grammar (Routledge 2000).


It is recommended that students own a Danish dictionary such as Politiken's Nudansk Ordbog. Students will occasionally need to consult H Vinterberg & C A Bodelsen, Dansk-engelsk ordbog (Gyldendal) and B Kjærulf Nielsen, Engelsk-dansk ordbog (Gyldendal), which can be found in the library.