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Study Danish at the University of Pittsburgh. Learn the basics in Danish 1 and continue to build on these skills in Danish 2. Danish is a great language to use to fulfil your language requirement or to learn in order to better communicate with friends and family. Whatever your reasoning, studying Danish at the University of Pittsburgh will be one of the best decisions you make!

 

Courses Offered

  • Danish 1: LCTL 0231
  • Danish 2: LCTL 1901

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Why Study Danish?

Use Danish in other Pitt Courses

  • General Education Requirements
  • Global Studies Certificate
  • Lingustics Majors/Minors

Scholarships

Instructors

Tamara Bojsen (bojsen@pitt.edu) was born and raised in southwestern Pennsylvania. She has been a language educator for over 20 years. Tamara has taught French at the elementary and middle school levels and English as a second language at the elementary and high school levels. She currently teaches Danish 1 and Danish 2. She has lived in Denmark and has been married to a HAPPY Dane for over 30 years.

Danish Outside the Classroom

Useful Links

Did You Know?

Skype was founded in 2003 by Niklas Zennstrom from Sweden and Janus Friss from Denmark

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No one in Denmark lives more than 31 miles from the sea

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Denmark has free education from Kindergarten to Post-Graduate studies

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College students in Denmark get a monthly stipend of approx. $700/month

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Free health care for all Danes, all the time

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Denmark was the FIRST country to recognize same sex partnerships in 1989

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The product "bluetooth" comes from the Danish/Norwegian King Harald Blatand (Harrold Bluetooth)

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"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" is from Shakespear's Hamplet and one of his most recognizable lines

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Denmark is one of the founding members of the United Nations

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Church and State are NOT separated in Denmark

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According to legend, the Danish flag "Dannebrog" fell from the sky during a battle in Estonia in 1219.

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During the Viking age, the Danes were notorious for pillaging and plundering

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From 1880-1920, 10 percent of the Danish population immigrated, mostly to the US

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Denmark was neutral during WWI and was occupied for 5 years during WWII

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The Danish monarchy is one of the oldest in the world, dating back to 936 A.D.

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The current queen of Denmark, Queen Margrethen II, has ruled since 1972

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During the summer months, the days are long and the nights are short--about 2 to 3 hours per night!

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The furture king, Frederik, is married to Mary, who comes from Tasmania, Australia.