- Actually, with the right kind of instruction Danish is a reasonably easy language to learn for well-educated foreigners. This is especially the case with Danish pronunciation.
This is because Danish is a very highly structured language, especially in terms of pronunciation. Danish pronunciation is simple, systematic and easily managed. You generally always do the same simple, logical things in the same order – and that’s it.
The models, explanations and demonstrations to show you how this works are parts of the KISS Concept. And because of its simple, consistent, and logical structure, Danish pronunciation is quite easy for well-educated foreigners to learn quickly and really well.
Many foreigners in Denmark have difficulties with thing like the glottal stop, the rough r, the soft d and the vowels in general. When you consider how extremely important the pronunciation is for your communication, this is not only quite unnecessary but also a real shame.
For example, it is a fact that peoples’ attitude towards a foreigner is quite influenced by the way he/she speaks Danish.
I am not saying you will not have difficulties learning Danish. But with the KISS Concept, most of the difficulties you may experience will come from the wrong language habits you have acquired before you came to KISS.
I developed the pronunciation models and techniques of the KISS Concept back in the 1970’s. Today I hear again and again Danish people saying that when you meet a foreigner with a really good pronunciation, and you ask, he or she is always an ex-KISS student.
35.000 people have been at KISS through the years, almost all of them by word-of mouth.
- We will get this whole web-site translated into English as soon as possible. If you speak Danish already and still want to improve your pronunciation, you may want to look at the KISS UDTALEKURSUS, or private lessons (ØVRIGE TILBUD/ ENKELTPERSONER).
Please note that KISS is no longer a sprogcenter as a part of the public school system. If you want free Danish lessons in the official system, you'll have to turn to a normal sprogcenter.
Steen Allan Christensen