Some language methods I have enjoyed in the past were Assimil, Michel Thomas, and Pimsleur (there are only 10 lessons for Dansk I think). I also like comprehensive textbook/grammar approaches with introduction to grammar divided into chapters. Usually presented alongside vocabulary sections and conversation tidbits. But, I'm also open to other approaches, which do not fit the above description.
So, anything good for Dansk?
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For those who find this post at a later date, I will include my findings below. Please comment if you have anything to add to the list.
Esbjerg via r/Denmark wrote:Active links in the original post LINK HERE
General Language Tools
Google Translate: Obvious, Basic, Sometimes Innacurate.
LiveMocha: Language Learning Community, with multiple languages.
The Noun Project: A page full of generic icons and their general meanings. Useful for getting basic ideas across. Multiple languages available.
Rosetta Stone: Language learning software, with many languages available. Currently only Danish Level 1.
Danish Dictionaries and Other Resources
Adgang for alle: a program that reads Danish text aloud. Useful for catching the mumbles, elides, and contractions in Danish. (;
Den Danske Ordbog: Free Online Danish Dictionary, in English and Danish.
Gyldendals Røde Ordboger: Good, basic dictionary for Primary-to-Highschool Level words.
Ordbogen: Denmark's largest online dictionary, a paid service, but many schools have a subscription. Many features, including mobile apps.
Retskrivningsordbogen; an online dictionary, best use for spellchecking and grammatical forms; in Danish.
Danish, Reading and Writing
Dansk på Arbejde A website in Danish that details about the Danish job culture. Works in conjunction with Adgang for alle.
Den Lille Net Avis: A news site geared towards integration, in Danish. A little out of date but it links to other, more updated news sites and places to learn Danish.
Karolines Leksikon: This has been useful, specifically for me, in understanding food, how food is prepared, and some aspects of the Danish food culture. Some sections have pictures, some don't, which is helpful to understand what foods are what in Denmark. I spend a lot of time cooking, though, so I can pick up a lot on context. If you don't spend as much time in the kitchen, then this may not be as helpful.
TED Talks in Danish: Useful for getting a feel of how English Translates to Danish and getting a feel for written language in a broad category of subjects.
Danmark til Daglig: In Danish; a website with video and interactive presentations on 15 general topics of daily Danish life; Everyday Living, Work, and Education.
Dansk her og nu: A free online course for Danish for Beginners. In Danish and English.
Dansk Opgaver: Home page for those who do not have Danish as their mother tongue, where you can learn about the Danish Language, Culture, and Society. Another basic language course.
Historien bag Danmark: An interactive course on the history and culture of Denmark. Pictures, text, film, and sound.
Ligetil: A comprehensive news site with a focus social issues.
NetDansk, Aarhus School of Business: Not to be confused with LærDansk NetDansk, which is a pay service, ASB NetDansk is free, but only goes to a certain level of Danish. It is nonetheless a useful program, especially for those who don't have the cash to pay for schooling.
Ny i Danmark, Medborger i Danmark: A website that talks about the general culture of Denmark, and how it applies to immigrants. PDF and Soundfiles available.
Vores Fælles Sprog: A Danish grammar website in many languages, that covers the basics of Danish Grammar and compares them to the language spoken.
Team Sleipnir TAC 2015 - Team Thread via old HTLAL Forum wrote:Useful links for Danish (powered by Emme):
Original post LINK HERE
Courses and more:
dansg on Danish pronunciation
Vfs parallel Danish/English grammar
Danmark til daglig
Dansk på arbejde
Historien bag Danmark on the history and culture of Danmark
Subjektivt & Objektivt: Danish for the medical profession
Tsca’s Danish Grammar
Basic Danish Grammar
Kan du tale dansk? Dansk for voksne
Kan du tale dansk? Dansk for børn og unge
Lärobjekt om Köpenhamn - dansk hörförståelse: videogame come listening comprehension exercise with transcript
Lyssna på danska
Ligetil Nyheder, der er lette at læse
DR.dk: state broadcaster
TV2: commercial broadcaster
Berlingske Tidende: major newspaper
Politiken: major newspaper
Jyllands-Posten: major newspaper
Ekstra Bladet: tabloid
Wikipedia: homepage of Danish Wikipedia
Arkiv for Dansk Litteratur
Project Runeberg: free legal books online
Illustreret videnskab: scientific magazine
Videnskab dk: scientific website
Geoviden – Geologi og Geografi: scientific magazine
Træneren: didactic materials on different subjects for schoolchildren through to adult education
List of the 250 most-common verbs
Frequency list (5000 words)
Goethe Verlag’s vocabulary tests
Den Danske Ordbog monolingual dictionary of modern Danish
Historisk Ordbog monolingual dictionary of older Danish
Forvo only for audio
Extra audio from publishers:
LEXTRA Dänisch Turbokurs
LEXTRA Dänisch Sprachkurs Plus: Anfänger
More suggestions by Jaynie
Speak Danish (fee)
These publishers offer educational material, but some of the offerings are better for self-teaching than others. Admittedly, shipping outside of Denmark is quite expensive.
Sproget.dk: Language rules and more
Grammatik for dummies: Grammar Videos
Vejr: DMI: weather
Studieportalen Grammar and much more
Ebook / Audiobook sellers:
Pottermore (Harry Potter)
Rikyu-san – Scandinavian/Nordic Language Resources via old HTLAL Forum wrote: Original post LINK HERE
Teach Yourself Danish
Rosetta Stone Danish
Assimil: Le Danois sans Peine
Assimil: Dänisch ohne Mühe
Linguaphone Danish (old, used only)
Comprehensive grammar [link awaits clarification]
Light weight but helpful Danish grammer, bilingual
Free beginner's courses (with fair amount of audio): Dansk her og nu and Netdansk. Comment: Both great for for the price... nothing.
Pay Site: Speak Danish. Free online intro lesson (lesson one).
http://www.basby.dk/udtale.html: A revelation for Danish pronounciation and prosody, countless examples and exercises to train Danish pronunciation, for example a short film demonstrating the pronounciation of the soft d: http://www.basby.dk/F/F055/F055.html. Click above the table at Film: "made male". There’s also a list with 400 Danish verbs in all tenses – all with downloadable mp3-files and much more.
Audiobooks for free: http://lydbog.com/
Danish Tongue Twisters: http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/da.htm
461 old Danish songs with text and melody: http://www.ugle.dk/sange.html
Everything one could want to know about Danmark and all with mp3-files. And the pdf's are in several languages, for exampel in English or German: Link.
Here you can find everday dialogs with videos: http://www.nyidanmark.dk/da-dk/Medborgerskab/laer_om_danmark /danmark_til_daglig.htm
This is about Danish history, also with videos: Link
Programs about culture, and lots of movies: http://www.dr.dk/K/S%c3%b8ndag.htm
A five minute story from Monday to Friday about a Danish topic: http://www.dr.dk/P1/danmarkkort/20050902132728.htm
Kanten, a weekly column, comes with mp3 files and transcripts: http://www.dr.dk/P1/Kanten/20081206152456.htm
"Thought provoking radio": http://www.dr.dk/P1/Forside.htm
Language TV in Danish as a foreign language, with lots of grammar topics and different exercises: http://www.fjern-uv.dk/sitem.php
Most frequently used Danish verbs: http://www.fjern-uv.dk/250.pdf. The first eleven pages list the Danish verbs according to their frequency, the second eleven are the same in alfabetical order.