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What do I do next when I've completed the Danish tree/course?

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Hi!

I'm currently learning Danish on Duolingo. So far I have found it very interesting and inspiring. Although I'm not that far yet, I'm wondering what I can do when I've completed the course. Are there any specific complementary courses that you can recommend to further improve my Danish? Or should I start reading and listening to Danish books and news? I'm very curious to know your thoughts! Links to other discussions on Duolingo that cover this topic would also be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance! Ranja25

1 year ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/fraisdebois
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DRTV on-line or in the app store is a treasure trove of danish. it's the danish national network. at this very moment, you can be streaming episodes of 'borgen' -the danish west wing, 'ornen'-the blonde yet brooding detective and his squad. 'rejseholdet'- travelling forensic and major crime solving team, and many other classic danish dramas from the 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's. you will also find news, documentaries, lifestyle programs and more. one excellent feature is the untertekster-danish subtitles-you can listen and read along in danish!!! so helpful, since 40% of the letters in danish word are silent. enjoy

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sturlu
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  • Keep working with Duolingo, finishing the three is just the first step! As you keep strengthening your skills, you will encounter new and harder exercises, some new words, as well as new meanings of words you thought you already knew.

  • Give bliubliu.com (or readlang.com) a try - great for using your new language skills on real-life texts.

  • And yes, of course: Read the news, listen to radio stations ...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/King2E4
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I agree with sturlu. You can also find online pen-pals (who speak Danish as a first language) to exchange emails or to use any other Instant Messaging method if you prefer faster communication. Another thing that is useful is to try to write short stories in Danish. That way, you will know your current level, what you need to work on, and what you need to learn.

So long as you use the language, it doesn't matter what you do.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ArunSethi

I found that Duolingo didn't really get my listening to a good enough level to be able to listen to Danish radio/TV and understand much of it. This site has been really useful for improving my listening skills though: http://www.danskherognu.dk/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob335785
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Thank you so much for this website. Although I'm just a beginner, I love hearing Danish being spoken. :) Do you use any other material to practice your Danish with too?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ArunSethi

Learn Danish with Thomas is good - relatively simple and fun

https://www.youtube.com/user/Bakadaimyo

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZBaird
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On top of the earlier suggestions made, Netflix has some Danish movies you could check out. A good one with simple phrases is Flammen og Citronen.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lsaldo
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Well, you have completed duolingo, a few textbooks, websites and similar ressources? Then...You should be ready to use the language. So yeah, danish books, news, movies and so forth. To have real conversations in danish would benefit you the most (of course!).

My impression is that you "just" need to learn this in most target languages:

  1. pronunciation (sometimes an alphabet)

  2. approximately 5000 words

  3. grammar (most of it)

After that its just a matter of practice: read, write, listen and speak. At this point grammar books are pointless, you only search for answers to particular grammar questions. To learn vocabulary lists would be very boring...Learn new words when you hear/read them and become curious, or when you need them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanXander
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To add to all the suggestions already given, there is a Danish Slack group. We do weekly voice calls on Saturdays where we go over a lesson and then practice writing/reading aloud Danish (sometimes we read news articles, play a game in Danish, or watch a film in Danish). You can find out more here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4318599

8 months ago