DESTINATION DK DANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE AUGUST AARHUS AU UNIVERSITY AARHUS UNIVERSITY AARHUS UNIVERSITY

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DESTINATION DK AUGUST 2011

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au

AARHUS UNIVERSITY

au

AARHUS UNIVERSITY

DESTINATION DK

DANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE

AUGUST 1 – 13 2011

AARHUS

UNIVERSITY

AU

DESTINA

TION DK

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WELCOME!

Welcome & Introduction

We are proud to present the programme for Destination DK August 2011. The purpose of this course is to help students make the best of their stay in Aarhus by providing them with intensive Danish language training as well as an intro-duction to Danish culture and society. The pro-gramme allows students plenty of opportunities to get to know each other and the beautiful city of Aarhus. This guide contains a detailed introduction to each activity and a course ca-lendar. We hope that you will make the most of your stay here and participate in the numerous activities Aarhus University (AU) and the city have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you to Aarhus in August!

Charlotte Kristensen

International Coordinator csk@adm.au.dk

VELKOMMEN!

The Organisers

Destination DK is organized by the International Centre at Aarhus University in cooperation with Studenterhus Århus and LærDansk.

International Centre (IC)

The IC is the administrative office for interna-tional students at Aarhus University. The IC is responsible for the morning language training, the afternoon lectures and excursions during Destination DK. The IC also manages all admi-nistrative and practical matters for exchange students, such as enrolment and accommo-dation.

Studenterhus Århus (SÅ)

SÅ is the meeting place for international and Danish students in Århus. SÅ is responsible for many of the social activities during Destination DK. The SÅ also organizes social and cultural activities for its members throughout the year.

LærDansk

Lærdansk has more than 30 years experience in teaching Danish to foreigners. They offer specialist classes for students all year round.

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INTRODUCTION

What is Destination DK?

Destination DK is an intensive Danish lan-guage and culture introductory course inclu-ding social activities and practical guidance. The programme is offered to international students at AU and consists of two equally important parts:

Language training

Please find a detailed description on the fol-lowing page.

Cultural programme

The afternoon programme consists of a wide variety of cultural evens including lectures, excursions and social activities. Students will be divided into groups for some of these activities. This brochure contains a detailed introduction to each activity and a course calendar.

Attendance

Please note that attendance is mandatory and that you are expected to be present on the first day. This is important for several reasons: • On the first day you will receive a lot of impor-tant and practical information about the course. • The language teachers will test your know-ledge of Danish on the first day to ensure that you are placed in a group matching your lan-guage skills.

Course Certificate

A course certificate will be issued to students who have participated in at least 85% of the language classes in the programme.

Credits

All students who receive a course certificate will receive 3 ECTS credits. Students need to check with their home institutions if the credits are transferable to their respective program-mes of study.

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Schedule

August 1–13, 2011

Monday – Friday 8:45–12:30, Saturday 9:45–13:30 Lunch Break Monday – Friday 12:30 – 13:30 Location: To be announced during introduction.

The aim of the course

The aim of this intensive language course is to provide students, who have little or no prior knowledge of Danish, with sufficient language skills to communicate with fellow students and university staff and to cope with everyday life in Denmark. The course will not prepare par-ticipants to take part in academic discussions or to pursue university level studies entirely in Danish. Rather, it will provide students with a solid foundation for continuing their practical and theoretical studies of the Danish language. Upper level courses are also available for ad-vanced students, who would like to improve their existing Danish language skills.

LANGUAGE TRAINING

Teaching methods

Each class will have approximately 15 students, which will be arranged by Danish language ability. There will be an assessment test admi-nistered on the first day of the course in order to assign students to the correct class that best suits their current level of Danish.

Danish is the primary language of instruction at all levels, but English will be used occasionally when needed. The course focuses on both written and spoken Danish through written and oral exercises as well as through presentations, movies, role-playing and songs. Students are expected to do one to two hours of homework, in addition to their class attendance, each day.

Evaluation

Students will have the possibility to complete a written examination in order to receive an assessment for consideration by their home university. This written assessment is not man-datory, but will be administered upon request.

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CALENDAR

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

GROUP(S)

MEETING POINT

ORGANISER

Fri 29/7

18:00 – late

Welcome Dinner

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Sat 30/7

20:00 – 02:00

Welcome Party

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Sun 31/7

10:00 – 13:00

13 – ??

Brunch

Museum Sunday

All

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Mon 01/08

09:30 - 10:15

10:15 - 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 - 14:30

Welcome & Introduction

Language assessment

Lunch break

Language lessons

All

All

All

All

Aula, building 1412

Aula, building 1412

Aula, building 1412

Nobel Park

IC

Lærdansk

Lærdansk

Tues 02 – Fri 05

Sat 06/08

08:45 – 12:30

09:45 – 13:30

Language lessons

Language lessons

All

All

Nobel Park

Nobel Park

Lærdansk

Lærdansk

Tues 02/08

13:30 – 15:00

20:00 - 23:00

Aarhus City Tour

International Night with Speed Metting

All

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Wed 03/08

13:30 - 16:00

ARoS/Den Gamle By/City Hall

All

Thurs 04/08

13:30 - 15:30

Introduction to Danish Culture

All

Aula, building 1412

IC

Fri 05/08

13:30 –15:00

15:00

20:00 - late

Talk about Greenland

Fun & Games in the University Park

Party

All

All

International Centre

IC

Sun 06/08

09:00 – 19:00

Trip to Legoland (optional)

All

University

Mon 08 - Fri 12/08

Sat 13/08

08:45 – 12:30

09:45 – 13:30

Language lessons

Language lessons

All

All

Nobel Park

Nobel Park

Lærdansk

Lærdansk

Mon 08/08

13:30 - 17:00

19:00

Cooking Danish Food

Movie Night

All

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Tues 09/08

13:30 - 16:00

20:00 – 23:00

ARoS/Den Gamle By/City Hall

International Night

All

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Wed 10/08

12:30 – 15:00

Residence Certificate and CPR Registration

All

IC

IC

Thurs 11/08

13:30 – 16:00

ARoS/Den Gamle By/City Hall

All

All

Fri 12/08

19:00

Pub Quiz Night

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Sat 13/08

20:00 - 02:00

Party & BBQ

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Sun 14/08

09:00 – 18:00

Canoeing Trip to Sky Mountain (optional)

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

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DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

GROUP(S)

MEETING POINT

ORGANISER

Fri 29/7

18:00 – late

Welcome Dinner

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Sat 30/7

20:00 – 02:00

Welcome Party

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Sun 31/7

10:00 – 13:00

13 – ??

Brunch

Museum Sunday

All

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Mon 01/08

09:30 - 10:15

10:15 - 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 - 14:30

Welcome & Introduction

Language assessment

Lunch break

Language lessons

All

All

All

All

Aula, building 1412

Aula, building 1412

Aula, building 1412

Nobel Park

IC

Lærdansk

Lærdansk

Tues 02 – Fri 05

Sat 06/08

08:45 – 12:30

09:45 – 13:30

Language lessons

Language lessons

All

All

Nobel Park

Nobel Park

Lærdansk

Lærdansk

Tues 02/08

13:30 – 15:00

20:00 - 23:00

Aarhus City Tour

International Night with Speed Metting

All

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Wed 03/08

13:30 - 16:00

ARoS/Den Gamle By/City Hall

All

Thurs 04/08

13:30 - 15:30

Introduction to Danish Culture

All

Aula, building 1412

IC

Fri 05/08

13:30 –15:00

15:00

20:00 - late

Talk about Greenland

Fun & Games in the University Park

Party

All

All

International Centre

IC

Sun 06/08

09:00 – 19:00

Trip to Legoland (optional)

All

University

Mon 08 - Fri 12/08

Sat 13/08

08:45 – 12:30

09:45 – 13:30

Language lessons

Language lessons

All

All

Nobel Park

Nobel Park

Lærdansk

Lærdansk

Mon 08/08

13:30 - 17:00

19:00

Cooking Danish Food

Movie Night

All

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Tues 09/08

13:30 - 16:00

20:00 – 23:00

ARoS/Den Gamle By/City Hall

International Night

All

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Wed 10/08

12:30 – 15:00

Residence Certificate and CPR Registration

All

IC

IC

Thurs 11/08

13:30 – 16:00

ARoS/Den Gamle By/City Hall

All

All

Fri 12/08

19:00

Pub Quiz Night

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Sat 13/08

20:00 - 02:00

Party & BBQ

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

Sun 14/08

09:00 – 18:00

Canoeing Trip to Sky Mountain (optional)

All

Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3

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ACTIVITIES

Welcome Dinner

Friday 29/07 18:00 – 22:00

@Studenterhus Århus, Nrd. Ringgade 3, 8000 Århus C

Just arrived in Aarhus with an empty fridge and no friends yet? Touch down at the stu-dent house for a warm meal and lots of so-cialising with your new fellow students. The Student House staff will be there to help with bus plans, bike rentals, telephone cards, city maps, where togo for kitchen utensils, bed linen, and all other practicalities when arrive-ing to a new place.

Welcome Party

Saturday 30/07 20:00 – 02:00

@Studenterhus Århus

Nothing says welcome like a cool party! There will be dancing, DJs and who knows, maybe even a live band, ready to start the soundtrack to yoru stay in Denmark.

Brunch & Museum Sunday

Sunday 31/07 10:00

@Studenterhus Århus

After a busy night partying, Sundays are the perfect day for visiting cafés and museums. Let yourself be introduced to the Danish Café Brunch followed by a tour of either the arti-stic Aarhus, with visits to the Art House and Galleri Image, or the historical Aarhus, with visits to the City Museum, thewomen’s history museum and the world war II museum.

Welcome & Introduction

Monday 01/08, 9:30 – 10:15

@ The Main Hall (Aula), Building 1412

From 9 – 10:30 you will be welcomed to Aarhus University and introduced to the Destination DK course. In addition, the introduction will provide you with practical information regarding your stay. From 10:15 – 12:00 a placement test for the languages classes will be administered, and you will be divided into groups according to your language proficiency level.

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Aarhus City Tour (Visit Aarhus)

Tuesday 02/08 13:30 – 15:00

@Studenterhus Århus

This sight seeing tour will start with a presen-tation by an Aarhus City guide about the city and its history, after which you will divided into small groups and taken on a tour of the city. Each group will be guided by a student who knows the city and at selected locations Århus city guides will make short presentations and answer any questions you might have.

International Night and Speed Meeting

Tuesday 02/08, 20:00 – 23:00

@Studenterhus Århus

Arriving in a new place without family and friends can seem overwhelming at times. Crea-ting a network of friends will make your time here more enjoyable and memorable. This International Night is your chance to meet lots of international students for 2 minutes at a time.

Over three different days during Destination DK, you will visit ARoS,the Old Town and the

Town Hall (intro + guided tour). Which day you go to which activity depends of your group, which will be confirmed at the beginning of the course.

ARoS

@ We meet at the café inside the museum at ARoS, Allé 2. Walk (35 minutes) or take bus no. 17 or 53 from the University

This is an opportunity to receive a guided tour of ARoS, which is the biggest and most visited art museum in Aarhus. The collection includes art from the Danish Golden Age as well as Da-nish and international modern art. Particularly impressive is the hyper-realistic five metre tall sculpture ‘Boy’ by Ron Mueck. After the tour you are welcome to explore the museum on your own.

Den Gamle By (The Old City)

@We meet at the main Entrance, Viborgvej 2. Take bus no. 3, 14, 25 from the University.

This afternoon you will be taken on a guided tour through Den Gamle By, where you will be introduced to what it was like to live and work in a Danish market town hundreds of years ago. You will have the chance to visit the pharmacy, the school and several other old and interesting buildings. You will also meet the “locals” of Den Gamle By in their living rooms and kitchens making this visit more interactive than a typical visit to a museum. After the tour you will have time to discover Den Gamle By on your own.

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Town hall

@ We meet at the main entrance of the Town Hall, Rådhuspladsen at 14:00. Walk (35 minutes) or take bus number 17 or 53 from Aarhus Uni-versity

This visit gives you an introduction to local government in Denmark including the divi-sion into state, county and municipality. The focus is on the structure and functions of the municipality and political factors. Furthermore the municipal activities and related issues, such as the public school system, are discussed. The visit will commence with a presentation and conclude with a tour of the Town Hall. Don’t forget to bring your camera for the view from the tower.

Introduction to Danish Culture

Thursday 04/08 13:30 – 15:30

@ The Main Hall (Aula), Building 1412

This presentation will introduce Danish society and culture, giving you an idea of what to ex-pect whilst living in Denmark.

Greenland

Friday 05/08 13:30 – 15:30

To be confirmed

Fun and Games in the University Park

Friday 05/08 15:00 –

@ International Centre

Get into the friendly competitive spirit as we spend the afternoon competing in teams in our own miniature Olympics with disciplines such as treasure hunting, rope pulling, bag racing, Danish baseball, egg racing, team cheering etc. There will be activities for everyone, so come and join us! At the end of the day we all have dinner together on the terrace at the Student House. Remember to dress practically.Dinner and drink included!

Trip to Legoland (optional)

Sunday 07/08 09:00–19:00

@Studenterhus Århus

LEGOLAND is Denmark’s most famous and popular amusement park, where everything, almost, is made from Lego. Explore fascinating Miniland, the incredible world built from millions of LEGO bricks. Enjoy the thrill of riding The Dra-gon rollercoaster at the King’s Castle. Take the submarine down to the sharks in Atlantis by SEA

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LIFE. Bake campfire bread with Chief Longears, and pan for gold in the Wild West. Remember to bring both swimwear and an eyepatch, so you can join in the wet and wild sea battle in the Pirate Lagoon. And be sure to keep your head cool and your trigger warm, when you embark on the awesome treasure hunt in THE TEMPLE. There aremore than 50 exciting attractions and a series of amazing events waiting for you. We leave Aarhus by bus at ??? from the parking lot behind the Student House. There will be a beverage and a small drink on the way down, and you can either bring your own lunch or try one of the many theme restaurants in the park. We will arrive back in Aarhus at approx. 21:00. Small snack included.

Movie night

Monday 08/08 19:00 –?

@Studenterhus Århus

In collaboration with the local Art Cinema ”East of Paradise”, we give you a look into Danish movie making with the Oscar award winning “In a Better World”, entitled “Hævnen” in Danish.

Residence Certificate and National Registry

Wednesday 10/08 12:30 – 15:00

@ International Centre

This is an opportunity for all students staying in Aarhus for longer than three months to apply for either their residence certificate (EU-citizens) or register with the National Registry for their CPR number (Nordic and non EU-citizens). Be sure to bring the relevant application form and all relevant personal documents (see Student

Guide for details).

Pub Quiz Night

Friday 12/08 19:00 –

@ Studenterhus Århus

Our famous local quiz master has put together yet another of his mindtwisting pub quizzes, where the categories can be anything from famous cult movie oneliners to ancient greek mythology and everything in between. Be prepared to spend an evening searching for answers!

Party & BBQ

Saturday 13/08, 20:00 - 02:00

@Studenterhus Århus

Studenterhus Århus will host a party for all par-ticipants in Destination DK. You will have the opportunity to network and socialise with other participants, mentors and staff.

Canoening Trip to the Sky Mountain (optional)

Sunday 14/08 09:00 – 18:00

@ Studenterhus Århus

Visit the beautiful Silkeborg lakes and climb Sky Mountain. We take the train from Aarhus to Silkeborg at 9:00 and then go by canoe to Sky Mountain, where you can choose either to go back by canoe after climbing the mountain (147 m) and takethe train to Aarhus (6 hrs. of canoeing in total) or you can choose to go by bus back to Aarhus after climbing the mountain (3 hrs. of canoeing). There will be small energy snacks included in the canoes, but remember to bring lunch and practical clothes.

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Ndr. Ringgade 3 8000 Aarhus C Tel: +45 86 18 30 21 Fax: +45 86 17 23 38 Web: www.studenterhusaarhus.dk Email: info@studenterhusaarhus.dk Reception hours: Mon - Fri 10 - 16

Tuesday 20-22 at International Night DK-8000 Aarhus C Tel.: +45 8942 2320 Fax: +45 89 42 23 29 Web: www.au.dk/exchange Email: ic@au.dk Reception hours: Monday-Friday 10:00–14.00 Busses (from the city centre): Bus 3 (Trige/Aarhus Nord) Bus 6 (Åkrogen)

Bus 9 (Lystrup) Bus 11 (Vejlby Vest) Bus 14 (Skejby Sygehus) Bus stop: Nørreport

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