Course Description

Beginning Danish, DANISH 1A

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PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE ENROLLMENT DATES!!! 
Instruction Start Date: Sept 27, 2018
Instruction End Date: Nov 29, 2018
Last Day to Add: Oct 12, 2018


Students will develop the basic elements of communicative competence in both spoken and written language within a cultural context.

Key Information

Fall Semester 2018
Instruction start date: August 22, 2018
Instruction end date: December 1, 2018
Credit: 6 quarter units / 4 semester units credit
UC Berkeley, Scandinavian

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit



UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
Major Preparation: Scandinavian Languages and Cultures Major / Scandinavian Languages Minor
First Semester of foreign language instruction does not satisfy the Foreign Language requirement at UCLA.  DANISH 1A + DANISH 1B would clear the Foreign Language requirement.

UC Merced:
General Education: Foreign Language GE (1 semester)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: By petition, 2 semesters UCB Danish would fulfill a year of foreign language for Muir GE; Revelle - Foreign Language Requirement - third semester/intermediate level or fourth quarter course required for proficiency; TMC 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Sixth - NAHR GE; ERC  Foreign Language Requirement - third semester/intermediate level or fourth quarter course required for proficiency;

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Course Meeting Requirements

bCourses is Berkeley's official campus Learning Management System (LMS), using the open-source Canvas platform. The textbook for the course is an e-book accessed via bCourses. Please note: In order to fully participate in the class via the zoom video conferencing system - students must have access to: •A quiet room •Solid internet connection •A laptop/tablet and a good headset w mic. IF YOU PREFER TO JOIN THE CLASS AT YOUR CAMPUS' MEDIA CENTER OR LIBRARY MEDIA ROOMS WE'LL BE GLAD TO HELP YOU SET THAT UP.

Course Fees

N/A - E-book is free access on bCourses

More About The Course

This is a cross listed UC course and will be taught following the UC quarter system dates, as the course is augmented to have as many overlap days between the semester- and quarter system as possible. 

FALL 2018: 
Instruction begins September 27 and formal classes end on November 29. 

Disregard ANY other information re. dates on this page!!!

Additional Course Information

Exam Info

Please note that the course Add/Drop dates follows your home campus dates! Feel free to contact the instructor if you have any questions. Exam will take place between December 10-14.

Proctoring Info

Karen Moller kmoller@berkeley.edu

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Course Creator

Karen Møller
Karen Møller directs the Scandinavian Languages program and mentors the Graduate Student Instructors who teach Scandinavian-language courses. She teaches all levels of Danish language classes and courses in Nordic philology, foreign-language pedagogy, Scandinavian emigration and inter-Nordic communication. Her interests are focused on foreign-language teaching and learning, especially related to Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL). Throughout her career Møller has been devoted to developing her teaching and teacher training to encompass effective new approaches promoting language learning. She has previously worked on introducing Readers Theater and implemented Watcyn-Jones’ Pair Work theory; more recently, she has adapted Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) for the foreign language classroom and explored the benefits for language teaching in a flipped classroom. She was part of a pioneering team to develop an online and synchronous Distance Learning Program, which shares language classes between all ten UC campuses, a topic on which she gives workshops and presentations. Møller has served as Academic Coordinator with the Berkeley Language Center (BLC) from 1992-1997 under Claire Kramsch as Director, and, since 1996, she has served as Faculty interviewer and Mentor for the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship (under CUSH). Karen Møller directs the Scandinavian Languages program and mentors the Graduate Student Instructors who teach Scandinavian-language courses. She teaches all levels of Danish language classes and courses in Nordic philology, foreign-language pedagogy, Scandinavian emigration and inter-Nordic communication. Her interests are focused on foreign-language teaching and learning, especially ...

Karen Møller directs the Scandinavian Languages program and mentors the Graduate Student Instructors who teach Scandinavian-language courses. She teaches all levels of Danish language classes and courses in Nordic philology, foreign-language pedagogy, Scandinavian emigration and inter-Nordic communication. Her interests are focused on foreign-language teaching and learning, especially related to Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL). Throughout her career Møller has been devoted to developing her teaching and teacher training to encompass effective new approaches promoting language learning. She has previously worked on introducing Readers Theater and implemented Watcyn-Jones’ Pair Work theory; more recently, she has adapted Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) for the foreign language classroom and explored the benefits for language teaching in a flipped classroom. She was part of a pioneering team to develop an online and synchronous Distance Learning Program, which shares language classes between all ten UC campuses, a topic on which she gives workshops and presentations. Møller has served as Academic Coordinator with the Berkeley Language Center (BLC) from 1992-1997 under Claire Kramsch as Director, and, since 1996, she has served as Faculty interviewer and Mentor for the Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship (under CUSH).

Instructor of Term

Karen Moller
kmoller@berkeley.edu

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