As of yesterday, I’m now offering Danish lessons on italki apart from my English and Swedish lessons. I figured I would help out seeing as there’s currently only three Danish tutors at the time. That and a student contacted me asking if I could give out Danish lessons. At the time I wanted to say not at this time but at the same I was considering offering these lessons either at the beginning of January or the beginning of the italki New Year’s 2015 challenge. Which didn’t happen apparently.
Danish is probably the hardest Scandinavian language to not only pronounce but understand as well. Even for the younger generation of Swedes and Danes, communication between each other without switching to English either requires things to be written down or to learn a bit of each other’s languages in order to understand. I was fortunate enough to have Danish mother and Swedish father so switching back and forth between the two is actually not a problem for me.
At the same time, if you learn Danish you can understand written Norwegian and Swedish without too much problem and it will make understanding both Norwegians and Swedes easier to understand, especially if you decide to learn either Norwegian or Swedish after Danish.
I wasn’t originally planning on teaching Danish until later on this year but since a prospective student contacted me and ask if I would, I figured it was the perfect time to start offering them. As of yesterday, I taught my first student in Danish apart from taking 2 German lessons and 1 Catalan lesson and on top of that teaching 4 people Swedish! It was an intensely busy day to say the least.
What Will Lessons Be Like?
Each lesson will be different depending on each student’s individuals goals and needs. Although my main focus is conversation, if the student doesn’t know enough to hold up a conversation then I will teach them how to form sentences in Danish. Otherwise, they could vary from PDFs I create myself, blogs, YouTube clips, useful websites that the student will find beneficial to their Danish and so on. I really depends on you and your goals in the end.
If you’re interested in taking lessons with me feel free to sign up for lessons.
How’s everyone doing in the italki 2015 New Year’s Language Challenge? Did you complete your 3 lessons already? Are you behind? Are you ahead? I’d love to hear how you’re doing.