Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre

Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre

Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre

Denmark


DANISH LANGUAGE CLASSES

With the limited reopening of the Scandinavian Community Centre on the horizon it will soon be time to once again host language classes at the Centre. Sadly with the passing of Annette Lauridsen our language classes co-ordinator and the loss of some of our language teachers there is a little bit of work to done getting the classes going again. One of our previous instructors, Elisabeth Carstensen has joined our Board of Directors and we are excited to have Elisabeth spearhead our efforts. Elisabeth will continue her excellent work as an instructor and we are in the process of trying to find teachers in order to offer a full compliment of Danish language classes.

All classes start at 6:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm in the Danish Room at the Scandinavian Centre.
We will begin taking registration for the Fall 2021 session on August 16th.

Adult: Beginners’ Danish language lessons will start Wednesday, September 22nd and end November 24th This
class is open to anyone of any level. The curriculum is adjusted to the needs and wishes of the students. There is very little homework: typically students will write a sentence or two about their weekend and read it to the class. This vocabulary will be the basis of the lesson for the evening. Dates are tentative and class is dependent on the number of registered students and the availability of a qualified Instructor.

Adult: Intermediate Danish language lessons will start Thursday, Sept. 23rd and end Dec. 2nd. Students should have some knowledge of Danish and be working towards fluency. Content is adjusted to the needs and wishes of the students. There are no exams. Dates are tentative and class is dependent on the number of registered students and the availability of a qualified Instructor.

Adult: Advanced Danish language lessons will start Monday, Sept. 13th and end Nov. 22nd. This class is mostly in Danish, and the content is adjusted to the needs and wishes of the students. Dates are tentative and class is dependent on the number of registered students and the availability of a qualified Instructor.

The cost is $100 for ten lessons, payable on the first day of your class. A cheque made out to Danish House Society is preferred.
Please register or inquire by e-mail indicating your level to Ed Kuhlman: kuhlman@shaw.ca

 

Here is a little information about teacher:

 

Elisabeth Carstensen

ElizabethElisabeth has been teaching Danish at the Scandinavian center since 2015. She has lived in Skanderborg until 2014 when she and her husband moved to Vancouver. She looks forward to meeting you in the advanced Danish class. She has a Master’s degree in logistics and supply chain management from Århus university. She lives with her husband and baby, and all three of them love Vancouver. Elisabeth was born in Woodland, California but she grew up in Alken in Jylland, Danmark. She enjoys the cultural aspect of Vancouver and she also likes to snowboard. She looks forward to sharing more about Danish culture.

 

To reg­is­ter or inquire: Ed Kuhlman kuhlman@shaw.ca

Pay by cheque made out to Danish House Society at the first class.

 

New Teach­ers Needed

Our teachers are one of the most valuable resources that we have, and we are always keeping an eye open for new people to join our team. If you know of new people that are coming into town, might be planning to come here or already live here and have an interest in teaching please ask them to get in touch with us. Teaching at the Danish School is a great way to keep teaching activities on your resume, get to know fellow Danes in the area, learn about bilingualism, subsidize your income and have fun.

We offer lessons twice a week (Wednesdays and Thursdays), each lesson consisting of two hours plus prep work. Excellent verbal and written proficiency in the Danish language is a requirement.

Please do not contact the Scandinavian Centre Office.

 

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