Foreign Language

Dans2MM05  - Danish language, culture and grammar

The focus is on training students to understand better the spoken and written form of the language. Different reading methods (screening through a text and detailed reading) are used to enhance students´ skills in reading different texts. Students will be trained to express themselves orally and in writing about issues relating to the daily life and interests of young people. Students will practise using dictionaries and there is emphasis on teaching pronouns and different cases of verbs. Students perform various kind of listening exercises in order to understand better topics that are currently relevant. There is emphasis on conversational exercises, which train students to have a conversation on certain topics. Students will have regular speaking opportunities. Writing is practised through various exercises and assignments related to reading and listening materials. Students regularly write short texts related to the course work. Students gather information for their written assignments online, in printed dictionaries, at the library, and the daily newspapers.

There are also various electronic programs used for the preparation of the different projects. Students listen regularly to audio programs and watch Danish films and programs. Students get acquainted with various aspects of the Danish culture. Special emphasis is placed on the independence of students in education, the use of information technology and media, as well as collaboration between students. During the oral examination at their final exam, students bring a project folder with five selected projects and they are expected to present at least one of them.

Dans2NS05  -  Danish - education and jobs in Denmark

All Danish language skills are trained continuously throughout the semester. Students read Danish texts and solve different tasks based on them. They listen to various narratives and conversations in Danish, which are conducted by native speakers in the form of ready-made listening exercises, as well as news on Danish television. The writing skills of students are practised through various types of written assignments and different styles are applied. Students will practise oral competence through assignments, both individual and more detailed assignments, conducted in groups. Emphasis is placed on the use of information technology in the course. Therefore, students are encouraged to take advantage of technology for the acquisition of information and to use various forms of electronic media. Students make a news release about the various topics they are interested in or are working on in class. Students are required to make a script and cite sources as well as recording it and presenting in class. Students get a grade for the project and work in a group consisting of four members. 

Fran1FA05  - French 1

Prerequisites: None.

Course description
The course is a beginners’ course. The course will provide the student with a general introduction to the French language; its sound system, pronunciation, the use of functional vocabulary related to everyday life, some cultural information related to the French Speaking countries, and basic grammatical structures. Emphasis will be on the acquisition of four skills: listening, speaking, reading and limited writing skills.

Objectives:
The main objective of the course is to teach students to carry out a simple conversation in French. In addition to direct language teaching, students get a brief insight into the culture and traditions of France and other countries with French ties.

The course is at the level A1 in the European Language Portfolio.

Fran1FB05  -  French 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the course French 1 or equivalent or instructor approval upon completion of a placement test.

Course description
In this course, students are expected to further their knowledge gained in the course French 1. This course will also reinforce the skills learned in the course French 1, especially listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Emphasis is on perfecting pronunciation, mastery of the basic grammatical structures, and increased communicative proficiency. Acquisition of functional vocabulary is expected.

Objectives:
The main objectives of the course are to give the students the ability to carry out a simple conversation in familiar circumstances, and continue to deepen the students’ vocabulary, and grammatical concepts as well as increasing intercultural understanding.

The course is at the level A1 in the European Language Portfolio. 

Fran1FC05  - French 3

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the courses French 1 and 2 or equivalent or instructor approval upon completion of a placement test.

Course description
In this course, students are expected to further their knowledge gained in the courses French 1 and 2. The course is designed to allow students to use and add to their knowledge acquired in courses 1 and 2, as well as an introduction to new vocabulary, grammatical features and expressions. Students will be expected to expand their vocabulary range to include aspects of a wider field of topics.

Objectives:
The main objectives of the course are to continue to widen the students’ vocabulary and grammatical proficiency as well as to improve oral fluency so they can express themselves in ordinary circumstances on topics related to their personal life and other familiar topics.

Fran2FD05  -  French 4

Prerequisites: Successful completion of courses French 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent or instructor approval upon completion of a placement test.

Course description
In this course, students are expected to further their knowledge gained in the courses French 1, 2 and 3. In this course, students are expected to further their knowledge gained in earlier courses. In this course, the main focus will be on oral expression as well as practising listening, reading and writing skills. New themes are introduced and students will continue to work with task-based projects based on their interest. Students will continue to work with aspects of traditions and cultures of the French Speaking countries, as well as topics that relate to their everyday lives, interests, and surroundings.

Objectives:
The objectives of the course are to continue to extend grammatical concepts acquired in the courses French 1-3, and further develop and refine language fluency as well as successfully operate technology applicable to classroom activities.

The course is at the level A2/B1 in the European Language Portfolio.

Þýsk1ÞA05  -  German 1

Prerequisites: None.

Course description
For German 1 is a beginners’ course. The course will provide the student with a general introduction to the German language; its sound system, pronunciation, functional vocabulary related to everyday life, cultural information related to the German Speaking countries, and basic grammatical rules. Emphasis will be on the acquisition of four skills: listening, speaking, reading and limited writing skills. Students will study the present tense, regular and irregular verbs, articles, pronouns, and adjectives. The course level is at the A1 level according to The Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Objectives:
The main objectives of the course are to give the students the ability to carry out a simple conversation, and provide the student with a basic understanding of the German culture, vocabulary, and grammatical concepts.

Þýsk1ÞB05  -  German 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the course German 1 or equivalent or instructor approval upon completion of a placement test.

Course description
In this course, students are expected to further their knowledge gained in the course German 1. The course is designed to allow students to use and add to their knowledge acquired in the previous course, especially listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The emphasis is on perfecting pronunciation, mastery of the basic grammatical rules, and increased communicative proficiency. Acquisition of functional vocabulary is expected. Students will study the present tense, the past perfect tense, and prepositions. Students will be expected to apply the different tenses in writing and speaking. The course level is at A1- A2 according to The Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Objectives:
The main objectives of the course are to give the students the ability to carry out a simple conversation in familiar circumstances, and continue to deepen the students’ vocabulary, and use of grammatical concepts as well as intercultural understanding.

Þýsk1ÞC05  -  German 3

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the courses German 1 and 2 or equivalent or instructor approval upon completion of a placement test.

Course description

In this course, students are expected to further their knowledge gained in the courses German 1 and 2. The course is designed to allow students to use and add to their knowledge acquired in the previous courses, as well as being an introduction to new vocabulary, syntax and fixed expressions. Students will be expected to expand their vocabulary range to include aspects of a wider field of topics. Verb tenses such as the past tense and the past perfect tense, the imperative and current verbs will be introduced and students will be expected to use them correctly in writing and oral expression. The course level is at A2 according to The Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Objectives:
The main objectives of the course are to continue to add to the students’ vocabulary and grammatical proficiency as well as to improve oral fluency so they can express themselves in ordinary circumstances on topics related to their personal life and other familiar topics.

Þýsk2ÞD05  -  German 4

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the courses German 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent or instructor approval upon completion of a placement test.

Course description
In this course, students are expected to further their knowledge gained in the courses German 1, 2 and 3. The course is designed to allow students to use and add to their knowledge acquired in the previous courses. In this course, the main focus will be on oral expression as well as improving students’ listening, reading and writing skills. New themes are introduced and students will continue to work on task-based projects based of their interest. Students will continue to work with aspects of traditions and cultures of German Speaking countries as well as topics that relate to their everyday lives, interests, and surroundings. Students will study adjectives and the past subjunctive. Students will be expected to use these tenses correctly in writing and oral expression. The course level is at A2 - B1 according to The Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Objectives:
The objectives of the course are to continue to extend grammatical concepts learned in the courses German 1-3, and further develop and refine language fluency as well as successfully operate technology applicable to classroom activities.

Spæn1SA05  -  Spanish 1

Prerequisites: None.

Course description
This is a beginners’ course. The course will provide the student with a general introduction to the Spanish language and its sound system, pronunciation and functional vocabulary related to everyday life. It provides students with cultural information related to the Spanish Speaking countries, and basic grammatical rules. The emphasis will be on the acquisition of four skills: listening, speaking, reading and limited writing skills. Students will learn the present tense, regular and irregular verbs, as well as reflexive verbs, pronouns, and adjectives. The course level is at A1 according to The Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Objectives:
The main objectives of the course are to give the students the ability to carry out a simple conversation, and provide the student with a basic understanding of the Latin American and Spanish culture, vocabulary, and grammatical concepts.

Spæn1SB05  -  Spanish 2

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the course Spanish 1 or equivalent or instructor approval upon completion of a placement test.

Course description
In this course, students are expected to further their knowledge gained in the course Spanish 1. This course will also reinforce the skills learned in Spanish 1, i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The emphasis is on perfecting pronunciation, mastery of the basic grammatical structures, and increased communicative proficiency. Students are expect to acquire functional vocabulary. Students will study the present tense, the simple future, the imperative, gerund, and prepositions as well as adjectives. Students will be expected to apply these grammatical rules in writing and speaking. The course level is at A1-A2 according to The Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Objectives:
The main objectives of the course are to give the students the ability to carry out a simple conversation in familiar circumstances, and continue to add to the students’ vocabulary, and grammatical concepts as well as increasing intercultural understanding.

Spæn1SC05  -  Spanish 3

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the courses Spanish 1 and 2 or equivalent or instructor approval upon completion of a placement test.

Course description
In this course, students are expected to further their knowledge gained in the courses Spanish 1 and 2. The course is designed to allow students to use and add to their knowledge acquired in courses 1 and 2 , as well introducing new vocabulary, syntax and fixed expressions. Students will be expected to expand their vocabulary range to include aspects of a wider field of topics. Verb tenses such as the preterite tense, the imperfect and the perfect tense will be introduced and students will be expected to use these tenses correctly in writing and oral expression. The course level is at A2-B1 according to The Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Objectives:
The main objectives of the course are to continue to add to the students’ vocabulary and increase grammatical proficiency as well as to improve oral fluency so students can express themselves in ordinary circumstances on topics related to their personal life and other familiar topics.

Spæn1SD05  -  Spanish 4

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the courses Spanish 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent or instructor approval upon completion of a placement test.

Course description

In this course, students are expected to further their knowledge gained in the courses Spanish 1, 2 and 3. The course is designed to allow students to use and add to their knowledge acquired in earlier courses. In this course, the main focus will be on oral expression as well as improving listening, reading and writing skills. New themes are introduced and students will continue to work on task-based projects based of their interest. Students will continue to work on aspects of traditions and cultures of the Spanish Speaking countries as well as topics that relate to their everyday lives, interests, and surroundings. The course level is at B1 according to The Common European Framework of References for Languages.

Objectives:

The objectives of the course are to continue to develop grammatical skills learned in the courses Spanish 1-3, and further develop and refine language fluency as well as successfully operate technology applicable to classroom activities.