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By Alex on 31-07-17
Not suitable for holidays
The method of teaching is fine - lots of repetition which seems to work ok. Could do with slightly longer pauses to think about your answer, so not really suitable for listening to while doing other things (which I wanted to do) as you need to able to use the pause button.
My BIG complaint about this is the content. The first three and a half hours are learning to ask people if they speak Danish and tell them you are American! (I gave up after that).
As a Brit going to Denmark for 3 nights I just need to learn some basics like 'yes, no, please, thank you, sorry, excuse me', and how to ask for train tickets, check platform numbers, ask where to find a taxi, or a toilet or a tourist info office, booking into a hotel, ordering food, paying a bill, shopping etc.
In practice you never need to ask if someone speaks English as whatever language you speak to them in, and no matter what you say, they will probably realise you are foreign and if they speak English they will reply in it and if they don't they will reply in their language and shrug.
This is much more suitable as an introduction to learning the whole language for if you are going to be living in the country and want to be fluent. Either that or they are just dragging it out to get you to buy more sections - either way it's a waste of time, money and effort if you just want practical basic phrases to get around abroad for s few days.
The best language courses for basic, holiday language are the Collins ones, such a pity they don't do Danish.
Really disappointed. with this one.
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