Danish Instruction

Opportunity to Learn Danish

If you wish to study in the Hong Kierkegaard Library and live on campus while learning Danish, consider applying for the Summer Fellows Program or the Young Scholars Program. Details found on the tabs on the right under Summer Programs for Scholars.

Summer of 2019

The four-week-long Danish-Kierkegaard Course is an intensive language course, offered by the Hong Kierkegaard Library. The course is aimed specifically at Kierkegaard scholars; however, students, scholars, and anyone interested in beginning their study of Danish are welcome to apply. The class meets three hours a day for four weeks, Monday-Friday, and homework can be expected to take 1–2 hours a day. In the summer of 2019, the class begins Monday, June 17th and ends Friday, July 12th. The cost is $1,400 and includes housing on campus, access to the Hong Kierkegaard Library, and participants are welcome to attend scholar seminars.

The course provides a foundation of basic grammar, phonetics and linguistic structures for developing a good reading knowledge of Danish. The aim of the course is to enable scholars to examine sentences and smaller passages in the original language and to check translations. This course is not an official course of St. Olaf College and does not provide official institutional course credit.