Janus Metz Pedersen, 2010
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.