Danish & Fun at GeLinde
31 March 2019
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Location: Mindet 6D, 8000 Aarhus C
What is Danish & Fun?
Danish & Fun is a weekly meeting for people who want to learn and help each other with practicing Danish.
There are no certified teachers, course plans, or evaluations of your learning process - we meet to speak Danish. Coordinators make a programme for each session full of fun activities to help facilitate the conversation. The setting is informal and the atmosphere is relaxed nevertheless the main focus is still on learning and practicing Danish.
At Danish & Fun you can meet other internationals who are keen to improve their Danish. We also encourage Danes to come and so we are always on the lookout for volunteers who can keep up the conversation. Thus, you are always welcome to bring your Danish friends!
Danish & Fun takes place every Sunday from 13:30-15:30. It will take place in the cozy GeLinde. The building has many entrances and the right one is entrance D (the GeLinde logo will be on the door). After you enter the building, take the stairs up and then the left corridor. The GeLinde door will be at the bottom of the hallway. Please make sure to come on time.
We meet at 13:30 and split into groups to ensure that everyone gets a chance to speak. The groups will be formed according to the Danish level of the participants. Then the coordinators present the outline for the particular day, and Danes from the International Community together with some Danish volunteers will circulate the room to ease the conversation and activities.
All of the participants are allowed to bring snacks and drinks with them under the condition that you clean up after yourself.
Advice to participants
1. Talk, talk, talk - We are here to practice Danish and you do that best by using the language actively! Don’t be afraid to make mistakes – we are all learning and we all make mistakes. You don’t learn, if you don’t try.
2. Talk to other internationals - Danish is not your native language but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn from each other and practice together. Most participants will be internationals and there won’t be enough Danes to match each workgroup.
3. Be open-minded and helpful - Instead of laughing at others’ mistakes, gently correct them and explain what they did wrong. Next time it might be you making a mistake you would like to learn from.