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  • Dear listeners! 

    This time of year it's definitely hygge-time don't you think? 

    Lots have been written about hygge but in this episode, I take you a little back in history so that maybe you'll learn more about more about hygge.

    If you've listened to My Danish Experience podcast before, you'll know that I also do conversations with Bonus Danes (my word for foreigners). They can be in English or in Danish. If you would like to participate in My Danish Experience Podcast, please write to [email protected] - this is also the email that you can use if you’re interested in a Danish course with me/Danish Matters.

    Your story doesn't have to be out of the ordinary - no need to have acquaintances at the royal court, hold a high position (in fact, you can be unemployed), or be an ideal Danish learner. You don't have to like ‘leverpostej’ either 😉

    Here’s a short video with a little info about the podcast:

    Want to know about the Danish Matters PODCAST (titled My Danish Experience)?

    If you’d like to participate you will of course get even more info.

    Interested in learning more about the Danish language and culture? Join my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

    And/or sign up for my email list: [email protected] - and get a little treat. As a subscriber to my email list, you'll get the opportunity to get different Danish Matters products for free or at a reduced price for a short period of time. Sign up already today to be sure!

    You are also welcome in my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

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  • Dear listeners!

    Do you find that the Danish language is hard to learn? Is it awful? 

    In this episode, I'm going to talk about the Danish language - and you might be surprised ;)

    If you've listened to My Danish Experience podcast before, you'll know that I also do conversations with Bonus Danes (my word for foreigners). They can be in English or in Danish. If you would like to participate in My Danish Experience Podcast, please write to [email protected] - this is also the email that you can use if you’re interested in a Danish course with me/Danish Matters.

    Your story doesn't have to be out of the ordinary - no need to have acquaintances at the royal court, hold a high position (in fact, you can be unemployed), or be an ideal Danish learner. You don't have to like ‘leverpostej’ either 😉

    Here’s a short video with a little info about the podcast:

    Want to know about the Danish Matters PODCAST (titled My Danish Experience)?

    If you’d like to participate you will of course get even more info.

    Interested in learning more about the Danish language and culture? Join my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

    And/or sign up for my email list: [email protected] - and get a little treat. As a subscriber to my email list, you'll get the opportunity to get different Danish Matters products for free or at a reduced price for a short period of time. Sign up already today to be sure!

    You are also welcome in my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

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  • Dear listeners!

    Are you working here in Denmark? Do you find it a bit difficult to dechifer the work culture? In this episode, I'll be taking you through the work culture in Denmark so that when you're done listening, you'll know about what's important to employers when you apply for a job, what Danes value at a work place (such as humor), what kind of relationship we have with and how we view our boss, how we work etc. 

    If you've listened to My Danish Experience podcast before, you'll know that I also do conversations with Bonus Danes (my word for foreigners). They can be in English or in Danish. If you would like to participate in My Danish Experience Podcast, please write to [email protected] - this is also the email that you can use if you’re interested in a Danish course with me/Danish Matters.

    Your story doesn't have to be out of the ordinary - no need to have acquaintances at the royal court, hold a high position (in fact, you can be unemployed), or be an ideal Danish learner. You don't have to like ‘leverpostej’ either 😉

    Here’s a short video with a little info about the podcast:

    Want to know about the Danish Matters PODCAST (titled My Danish Experience)?

    If you’d like to participate you will of course get even more info.

    Interested in learning more about the Danish language and culture? Join my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

    And/or sign up for my email list: [email protected] - and get a little treat. As a subscriber to my email list, you'll get the opportunity to get different Danish Matters products for free or at a reduced price for a short period of time. Sign up already today to be sure!

    You are also welcome in my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

    <a href="https://www.pond5.com/royalty-free-music/item/93182780-cheerful-and-happy-acoustic-guitar-fingerpicking">Stock Music</a> provided by gestonwreen, from <a href="https://www.pond5.com/">Pond5</a>

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  • Dear listeners!

    This Solo episode is in English (as most solo episodes will be). In this episode you'll learn about the Danish school system - the background and how it works. You'll also learn about how spare time is spent and in this about our 'foreninger' (associations) which are a big part of our spare time.

    If you've listened to My Danish Experience podcast before, you'll know that I also do conversations with Bonus Danes (my word for foreigners). They can be in English or in Danish. If you would like to participate in My Danish Experience Podcast, please write to [email protected] - this is also the email that you can use if you’re interested in a Danish course with me/Danish Matters.

    Your story doesn't have to be out of the ordinary - no need to have acquaintances at the royal court, hold a high position (in fact, you can be unemployed), or be an ideal Danish learner. You don't have to like ‘leverpostej’ either 😉

    Here’s a short video with a little info about the podcast:

    Want to know about the Danish Matters PODCAST (titled My Danish Experience)?

    If you’d like to participate you will of course get even more info.

    Interested in learning more about the Danish language and culture? Join my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

    And/or sign up for my email list: [email protected] - and get a little treat. As a subscriber to my email list, you'll get the opportunity to get different Danish Matters products for free or at a reduced price for a short period of time. Sign up already today to be sure!

    You are also welcome in my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

    <a href="https://www.pond5.com/royalty-free-music/item/93182780-cheerful-and-happy-acoustic-guitar-fingerpicking">Stock Music</a> provided by gestonwreen, from <a href="https://www.pond5.com/">Pond5</a>

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  • Dear listeners!

    Welcome to (solo) episode 6 of My Danish Experience Podcast. This one is about parenting teenagers but if you'd like to know about how we parent children in Denmark, go to episode 4. The next solo episode will be about school and sparetime in Denmark (for adults, too).

    How do Danes parent their teenagers? Listen and find out how we deal with things like alcohol and sex (yes, because whether we like it or not, our children also become older and will have sex). 

    This episode is very short but I hope it'll still be useful to you. Solo episodes will normally be in English which this one is, too.

    If you've listened to My Danish Experience podcast before, you'll know that I also do conversations with Bonus Danes (my word for foreigners). They can be in English or in Danish. If you would like to participate in My Danish Experience Podcast, please write to [email protected] - this is also the email that you can use if you’re interested in a Danish course with me/Danish Matters.

    Your story doesn't have to be out of the ordinary - no need to have acquaintances at the royal court, hold a high position (in fact, you can be unemployed), or be an ideal Danish learner. You don't have to like ‘leverpostej’ either 😉

    Here’s a short video with a little info about the podcast:

    Want to know about the Danish Matters PODCAST (titled My Danish Experience)?

    If you’d like to participate you will of course get even more info.

    Interested in learning more about the Danish language and culture? Join my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

    And/or sign up for my email list: [email protected] - and get a little treat. As a subscriber to my email list, you'll get the opportunity to get different Danish Matters products for free or at a reduced price for a short period of time. Sign up already today to be sure!  

    You are also welcome in my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

    <a href="https://www.pond5.com/royalty-free-music/item/93182780-cheerful-and-happy-acoustic-guitar-fingerpicking">Stock Music</a> provided by gestonwreen, from <a href="https://www.pond5.com/">Pond5</a>

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  • Dear listeners!

    Welcome to the Danish Matters Podcast 'My Danish Experience - for, with, and about Bonus Danes in Denmark' and to 5# Getting a Job in Denmark - Being a Man in the Workplace - Can We Define Being Danish?

    Jesse from the Netherlands is my guest and we talk about a lot of different things. 

    Jesse has learned Danish but not in a conventional way. One thing he did was learn from a stay at a folk high school. There are many of those in Denmark, one is Toftelund for music and theatre in the southern part of Jutland (Sønderjylland): https://musikogteater.dk/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw5JSLBhCxARIsAHgO2SfDlDuUaxFKfGctl_nrX7RxIuJsafRP7vfe4J1MfRCY7E1Z0FOVCqkaAvAwEALw_wcB 

    Jesse mentions a Youtube channel called 'Dansk udtale'. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCELY640l4PvwswWPTfMQ5YA 

    My guest and I also talk about working in Denmark and going to job interviews as well as being a man in the workplace and men working with children. 

    We also touch upon the challenging question: what defines a Dane? 

    Jesse also mentions taking an initiative when socializing in Denmark. 

    If you would like to participate in My Danish Experience Podcast - WE CAN SPEAK ENGLISH TOGETHER (I'm actually looking for English speaking participants!) - please write to [email protected] - this is also the email that you can use if you’re interested in a Danish course with me/Danish Matters.

    Your story doesn't have to be out of the ordinary - no need to have acquaintances at the royal court, hold a high position (in fact, you can be unemployed), or be an ideal Danish learner. You don't have to like ‘leverpostej’ either 😉

    Here’s a short video with a little info about the podcast:

    Want to know about the Danish Matters PODCAST (titled My Danish Experience)?

    If you’d like to participate you will of course get even more info.

    Interested in learning more about the Danish language and culture? Join my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

    And/or sign up for my email list: [email protected] - and get a little treat. Email list subscribers also have the benefit of getting some of my products for free or a reduced price for a short period of time, so sign up already today!

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  • Dear listeners!

    Welcome to (solo) episode 4 of My Danish Experience Podcast - episode 4 about parenting children. The next solo episode will be about parenting teen-agers.

    How do Danes parent their children? Is it that different from any other nationalities? Is it different from how it's done in other European countries?

    What do Danish parents do when their children don't behave?

    This and more you'll get to know more about in this first solo episode. Solo episodes will normally be in English which this one is, too.

    If you've listened to My Danish Experience podcast before, you'll know that I also do conversations with Bonus Danes (my word for foreigners). They can be in English or in Danish. If you would like to participate in My Danish Experience Podcast, please write to [email protected] - this is also the email that you can use if you’re interested in a Danish course with me/Danish Matters.

    Your story doesn't have to be out of the ordinary - no need to have acquaintances at the royal court, hold a high position (in fact, you can be unemployed), or be an ideal Danish learner. You don't have to like ‘leverpostej’ either 😉

    Here’s a short video with a little info about the podcast:

    Want to know about the Danish Matters PODCAST (titled My Danish Experience)?

    If you’d like to participate you will of course get even more info.

    Interested in learning more about the Danish language and culture? Join my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

    And/or sign up for my email list: [email protected] - and get a little treat.

    If you'd like to know more about the Danish language and Danish culture, please join my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

    <a href="https://www.pond5.com/royalty-free-music/item/93182780-cheerful-and-happy-acoustic-guitar-fingerpicking">Stock Music</a> provided by gestonwreen, from <a href="https://www.pond5.com/">Pond5</a>

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  • Dear listeners!

    Welcome to 3# Be patient – Starting life in DK - Life as a Woman in DK.

    My guest, calling herself Joe and originally from India, and I talk about many different topics from how to start a life in Denmark, life as a woman in Denmark, the weather to how you get a network in Denmark; how to deal with the fact that Denmark is an expensive country; that there are other nice cities in Denmark than Copenhagen; the difficulties with the written Danish language, and what made her realize that she needed to learn Danish. This and much more you can hear about in this episode of My Danish Experience Podcast.

    Joe also mentions some attractions in and near Århus, Jylland (Jutland):

    Djurs sommerland: https://djurssommerland.dk/en/

    Den gamle by i Århus: https://www.dengamleby.dk/en/den-gamle-by/

    Aros: https://www.aros.dk/en/

    Mosegård museum: https://www.moesgaardmuseum.dk/

    Trapholt museum: https://trapholt.dk/en/

    Joe also mentions volunteer work: https://www.frivilligcenteraarhus.dk/

    My guest and I are speaking in Danish but I recommend that although you might not understand all of it that you still listen and learn what you can from it as well and hopefully also get a feeling of connectedness and inspiration for your own life here in Denmark.

    If you would like to participate in My Danish Experience Podcast, please write to [email protected] - this is also the email that you can use if you’re interested in a Danish course with me/Danish Matters.

    Your story doesn't have to be out of the ordinary - no need to have acquaintances at the royal court, hold a high position (in fact, you can be unemployed), or be an ideal Danish learner. You don't have to like ‘leverpostej’ either 😉

    Here’s a short video with a little info about the podcast:

    Want to know about the Danish Matters PODCAST (titled My Danish Experience)?

    If you’d like to participate you will of course get even more info.

    Interested in learning more about the Danish language and culture? Join my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

    And/or sign up for my email list: [email protected] - and get a little treat.

    <a href="https://www.pond5.com/royalty-free-music/item/93182780-cheerful-and-happy-acoustic-guitar-fingerpicking">Stock Music</a> provided by gestonwreen, from <a href="https://www.pond5.com/">Pond5</a>

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  • My guest who was born and raised in Finland touches upon many different topics in this episode of My Danish Experience podcast.

    What can you learn from Danish movies?

    What do Danish parties look like from the outside?

    The inevitable question: how do you get Danish friends while keeping an international core within yourself? This, and that it’s okay to be different and that you can be Danish your own way is also put into perspective.

    My guest is also talking about another language that helped her learn Danish as well as giving her views on Danish culture, including Janteloven.

    My guest and I speak in Danish but I recommend that although you might not understand all of it that you still listen and learn what you can from it as well and hopefully also get a feeling of connectedness and inspiration for your own life here in Denmark.

    The sound in this episode could’ve been better, especially when I speak but fortunately, my guest has a lot to say and this means that you won’t hear my voice that much.

    If you would like to participate in My Danish Experience Podcast, please write to [email protected] - this is also the email that you can use if you’re interested in a Danish course with me/Danish Matters.

    Your story doesn't have to be out of the ordinary - no need to have acquaintances at the royal court, hold a high position (in fact, you can be unemployed), or be an ideal Danish learner. You don't have to like leverpostej either 😉

    If you’d like you can also join my Facebook group Danish Matters:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/116825245703205

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  • The Danish Matters Podcast: My Danish Experience - for with and about bonus Danes in Denmark

    In this first episode, I talk to my former Spanish student who has lived in Denmark for several years.

    It’s a conversation about various topics from the joy of living in Copenhagen to taxes and that the Danish society has rules and systems; the odd custom to have flags on busses; how it is to get Danish friends and that it might actually be easier to speak Danish at lunch at your workplace than you might think. Also, what do you do when your child is asked what ‘drillenissen’ did today?

    My guest mentions this useful Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/303205293731223 

    All of this and much more, I talk to my guest about – we speak in Danish but do listen even if you don’t understand that much Danish yet!

    Get a nice listening experience and a sense of connectedness and inspiration with a fellow bonus Dane! 

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  • Dear listeners!

    This is the intro to the Danish Matters Podcast titled My Danish Experience - for with and about bonus Danes in Denmark.

    This podcast is for all of you who are foreigners (bonus Danes) in Denmark or who might be moving here. I'd like to give you a voice and the listeners a feeling of being supported, guided and inspired in your life here in Denmark as well as a sense of connectedness with all the other Bonus Danes.

    If you're interested in being my guest, don't hesitate to write to: [email protected]

    Warmly,

    Tina Bacher - from Danish Matters

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