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Old 01-16-2018, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Muhler View Post
Thanks, Iceflower

Having lived in both USA and Denmark and having to immerse herself in English and Danish our Marie is a well chosen assistant-teacher. She would no doubt be able to offer a number of practical advise to the students.

I see it's BB's Henrik Salling who cover this event. He speaks or at least understands French.
La princesse Marie did indeed offer practical advice in learning French..or any language for that matter: practice, practice, practice! I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the class; one reads that interest in learning French is declining but clearly here there were a good number of interested learners! Thank you Muhler, for sharing; I was glad to be able to understand at least a few words spoken in a Danish classroom!
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:42 AM
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The language was English when you went to DK a couple of years ago IIRC?

Summary of article in Billed Bladet #03, 2018.
Written by Henrik Salling who speaks French.

As you may recall our Marie recently went to Vejen Gymnasium (high school) in the town of, you guessed it, Vejen to teach French in a two-hour lesson.
She had in fact been invited by the high school and since Marie is a strong advocate for learning new languages she accepted.

Well arrived and received she went to a 2G class (second year students. In a high school in DK you study for three years. Most students come straight from 9th grade in school, some from 10th grade.)
Here she started by telling the students: "I've been in Denmark for more than 10 years and - probably like you think it's hard to learn French, I also thought it was hard to learn Danish".
She offered a piece of advise based on her own experience: "Speak, speak and speak. It's the best way to learn a language".

Then it was the turn of the students to briefly introduce themselves and also their French teacher, who is married to a Frenchman. And then Marie was asked to tell a little about herself.

Having completed the introductions it was time for class. The students had been divided into groups (there is a heap-load of group work in all, repeat all Danish schools, universities and courses!) while Marie mingled and offered advise and corrections.

Afterwards Marie said: "It was real fun and I'm very impressed by their motivation to learn French. I think i's nice there are high schools outside the major cities who offer the students an opportunity to learn French.
French is an important language that is spoken in many countries and that's why it's really good that the students wish to learn French".

- French was really a must in high schools until the 50's here in DK. Then German took over again and during the 80's and 90's German was very much replaced by Japanese and today it's very much Chinese that is in.
Many high school students opt for only one more language besides English. Simply because many of them also learn Latin. So having to study three languages intensely is hard enough without adding a fourth.
Of course high schools outside the major cities have a problem getting qualified teachers who can teach other languages besides English and German.

And here are the scans from last weeks BB:
BB #03, 2018
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:22 PM
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Princess Marie participated in the welcome ceremony for the new international students at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense today, September 4:

** Pic ** kongehuset gallery **

** BB: Prinsesse Marie sagde velkommen til studerende **
**** Welcome aboard! ****
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Old 09-28-2018, 05:48 AM
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Princess Marie attended the "A Conversation with President Barack Obama" event at the University of Southern Denmark in Kolding today, September 28:

** Lige nu: Prinsesse Marie er netop ankommet til Kolding **

** H.K.H. Prinsesse Marie besøgte SDU **

** BB: Prinsesse Marie og Barack Obama er ankommet til Kolding ** translation **

** Direkte video og blog fra Obama-besøget: Kom helt tæt på den festlige begivenhed **
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Old 09-28-2018, 09:01 AM
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It seems to be over or is ending by now.

There was/is of course a good deal of security around ex-president Obama.

But ironically the island of Zealand (where Copenhagen is located) is right now in lock-down. I.e. all bridges, ferries, trains and so on to and from Zealand are blocked. While the police is looking for "a dangerous perpetrator". No other information have been published.
Wonder if it's somehow related to the Obama visit?

The general public at the bridges have been told to stay in their cars.
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:25 PM
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And a picture from the meeting with Barack Obama and Princess Marie posted by Palace

And an article from DM don't miss!
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Old 08-21-2020, 03:01 PM
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As you know our Marie usually attends the yearly celebration at Southern Danish University.
But not this year.

The university has decided to cancel the celebration due to the restrictions on gatherings of more than 100 that will remain in effect until 31 October (perhaps longer, depending on the situation.)
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