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Put your language books away and try this for starters!
on 26 November 2000
Why bother - all Danes can speak excellent English can't they? Well, a lot of them can but as in any country making the effort to speak the language undoubtedly helps!
I found this a very good way to start learning a tricky language. Learning from a book is one thing but this livens up your learning and makes it fun rather than a chore. Lots of colour pictures accompany the words and, vitally, one click lets you hear how to pronounce each item - believe me the words aren't pronounced the same way as you first read them!
It's a good way to entertain and challenge yourself. Nine sections (such as first words, phrases, shopping, colours) are further subdivided into four categories; easy game, hard game, word practice and speaking practice (prepare to cringe after you have recorded yourself as you hear your efforts at trying to repeat Danish phrases!). There is also a separate 'gambling' section and, by playing games, you forget that you're actually learning a language but it is very effective.
You certainly won't be fluent after fully utilising this CD-ROM but you will have a much better idea of the way forward. The only thing I felt slightly disappointed about was that there wasn't an intermediate level as well but maybe that's a sign of how much I was enjoying using it. It's a lot more fun than reading through a phrasebook and a good way to kickstart your learning.