Danish Language Classes

It’s never too late to learn a language! A crucial element of the DAC’s mission is to share the rich traditions of Danish history, culture, and language. The Center offers courses for beginners and intermediate learners interested in studying the Danish language. Students are expected to complete homework (1-2 hours per week) in preparation for class, where an emphasis on conversation and culture are the focus.


Beginning Danish 2

Join fellow Danish enthusiasts for Beginning Danish 2. This course is for those who have previously completed Danish 1 at DAC or have some Danish language experience.

Dates: Saturdays: January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9

Time: 10 to 11:30am

Cost: DAC Member Tuition: $75, Non-Member Tuition: $100

Register by online (click here for online registration form) or contact instructor Michelle Potter-Bacon at danskmn@gmail.com / 612-309-3797.

Meet the instructor

Michelle Potter-Bacon has been teaching Danish since 1994, when she was a graduate student at the University of Minnesota in the Scandinavian Studies department. Potter-Bacon holds an undergraduate degree in Norwegian and medieval humanities from St. Olaf College. She spent a year abroad in Aalborg, Denmark, and took Norwegian courses when she returned, but only because Danish classes were not available.

Since earning a master’s degree in Scandinavian studies, she has taught on-and-off, also doing some private tutoring, proficiency testing for a few national airlines through University Language Center, and translation. She began substitute teaching K-12 students for Independent School District 196 in 2016. Previously, Potter-Bacon spent 15 years with the University of Minnesota and the University of Texas at Austin, where she worked in alumni relations for the public affairs schools.