Category 4 Silver award

  • Title :
  • Subject :
    Danish as a foreign language
  • Authors :
    Hanne Hauge Milling, Anne Weile
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  • Evaluation :
    • The material is relevant and user friendly for students with Danish as a second language as it both trains language skills and presents important knowledge about Danish society and culture.
    • The topics are mostly taken from everyday situations and are therefore useful in the everyday life of the students.
    • The chapters follow a clear didactic progression, which is generally accepted as fruitful in the work with L2; especially important and positive is the emphasis put on pre-reading.
    • Before each chapter, a useful summary of the content is given so that the student is prepared for what follows.
    • The texts represent different genres; this increases the variation of each chapter, and it also offers a good insight into many kinds of texts which the students encounter both in and outside school.
    • The material deals through the available digital tools with listening, reading, writing and talking.
    • Grammar is properly covered by video introductions; this is an original and creative feature in the material.
    • The exercises are varied, engaging and connected to each topic or to the grammar in a relevant way.
    • References to useful internet sites give the students the possibility to increase their knowledge of a topic.
    • One chapter is of special interest: the last chapter introduces the ethnographic method of finding information on a topic chosen by the students; the work with this particular topic and the experience with the ethnographic method is an original and creative way of testing the students.
    • The digital tools make it possible to save and share your work.
    • Easy to read and user-friendly layout, enabling straightforward selections of material.
    • Images guaranteed to catch the reader's eye.
    • Pays attention to green issues.
    • Employs various methods of presentation to achieve learning outcomes.
    • Introduces concepts of gender roles and invites discussion.
    • In addition to traditional important aspects of language teaching and learning, the application clearly succeeds in integrating various relevant issues in the course such as nature, family, living arrangements, parties, and social life.
    • Each chapter is organized with the same structure (e.g. read - understand, listen - understand - language and grammar, discussion etc.).
    • The multimedia aspects are taken into account by presenting interactive assignments, listening exercises, and video introductions to grammar.
    • The final chapter on ethnographic methods inspires the students to analyze the interaction between people, culture and society.