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Foreign Exchange in Denmark

Hej, jeg hedder Sierra. Hi, my name is Sierra and I am going to begin my foreign exchange in Denmark in August this year through Rotary Youth Exchange. It is a 10 month long program. Does anyone have any tips for language learning or anything that they would like to share with me to help me prepare for my exchange? Tak!

1 year ago

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Hello, Sierra. I'm Caroline, and I'm a native Danish speaker. Danish is a beautiful language, but it's also a very difficult language. There are some grammatical things that even a Dane can't explain. An example could be when to use "en" or "et". But my biggest tip will be, keep using duolingo to learn Danish, also speak as little English as possible with your hostfamily and Danish friends. Danes are very good at speaking English, but if you want to get the full experience, then try to speak as much Danish as possible, then I'm sure it will come naturally to you.

Hilsen Caroline

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Imalune

Hej Sierra, I'm Ima. My husband is a native speaker and I frequently go to Denmark with him. You will find Danes speaking English all of the time. This is largely due to the fact that most of their TV shows, games, and movies come from America typically with only subtitles. They also begin learning English at a very early stage in life. If you need help, don't be afraid to ask someone in English. I do recommend talking to someone around their 40s and younger. Much older than that, they may speak only Danish! It is much more common for both to be about. You will be fine.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lianaris

Hey, I recently completed a 2 month school exchange over there actually :) I've even met some kids from the rotary exchange. I currently reside in melbourne and i stayed in KĂžbenhavn. And the culture and people are very different. It was an amazing experience and I cant wait to go back! Language wise I learnt basic phrases, questions and answers over there. Most people speak english very well and they will speak to you in english , and don't be shy to ask people in public for help, Also if you bump into a drunken dane they're always willing to exchange knowledge on speaking danish and english :) I 100% recommend getting your sim card and phone plan organised the minute you arrive as you're going to need google maps and translate at times and at first its really helpful. Im really happy to chat with you about Denmark and my experience, guess just reply me with your email or facebook idk ? But im sure you will have an amazing time there and definitely pack light layers and lots of layers :)

1 year ago