Welcome to the Self-Access Centre materials database

The SAC is here to pro­vide you with op­por­tu­ni­ties to study Dan­ish out­side class time. If you need ad­vice and guid­ance on what to study, you should talk to your class tu­tor, who will help you iden­tify your strengths and weak­nesses and make rec­om­men­da­tions on what to study.

A bit about the language

Dan­ish (dansk) is one of the Scan­di­na­vian lan­guages, be­long­ing to a sub-group of the Ger­manic branch of the Indo-Eu­ro­pean lan­guages. It is spo­ken by around 6 mil­lion peo­ple, mainly in Den­mark; the lan­guage is also used by the 50,000 Danes in the north­ern parts of Schleswig-Hol­stein in Ger­many where it holds the sta­tus of mi­nor­ity lan­guage. Dan­ish also holds of­fi­cial sta­tus and is a manda­tory sub­ject in school in the Dan­ish ter­ri­to­ries of the Faroe Is­lands and Green­land. Dan­ish is a manda­tory sub­ject in schools in Ice­land. There are also Dan­ish lan­guage com­mu­ni­ties in Ar­gentina, the U.S. and Canada.