For approximately six months I followed a French course at Akademisk Sprog- og Kulturcenter where Birgit Bonde was my teacher; a very experienced and dedicated teacher with excellent all round knowledge. During the course we read short stories, articles on art and current French articles all of which were supported by grammar exercises, dialogue and role play for communication in everyday situations. It all took place in a very pleasant atmosphere. It was exciting and challenging even though there was a considerable amount of homework. For me it has really been an extremely educational course. I have maintained my knowledge of French, refreshed my grammar and increased my active vocabulary considerably through a varied choice of material and an educational form adjusted to the level of the individual pupil. A good foundation has been laid for further development. I can highly recommend a course at Akademisk Sprog- og Kulturcenter with Birgit Bonde.
I took an intensive individual course with Birgit and it has been really great. The general element was grammar; it is important to master grammatical concord if you want to be taken seriously out in the wide world. This was supplemented by discussions, news articles and classical literary works which I found very interesting. Furthermore, the French textbook was actually pretty good and useful. Birgit most definitely has the knack of choosing interesting texts. Birgit has especially helpful with regard to the translation and linguistic editing of my PhD project description in preparing it for French readers. She is very thorough regarding the text and in choice of the correct translation, which must be said to be an extra challenge when the terminology is legal jargon. The lessons are personal and accommodating with a well-deserved break and a petit goûter.
Sophia, LLM, PhD research fellow
I have attended a two week intensive individual French course with Birgit Bonde as my teacher. I feel I have profited greatly from it. My starting point was two years of French from lower secondary school eight years back.
At the end of my course with Birgit I could read and understand French texts at higher secondary school level. We read interesting texts about France and French culture which was an additional bonus as I am a bit of a Franchofile! Grammar and vocabulary were gradually incorporated so the classes were at no time “heavy”.
I would also like to add that the atmosphere was very pleasant and I can highly recommend classes at Akademisk Sprogcenter.
MSc (Political Science)
I hardly knew any French before my two weeks intensive course at Akademisk Sprogcenter. Birgit introduced me to the French language and she has equipped me with a solid foundation and a great desire to learn more.
MSc (Political Science), Ministry of Science, Technology and Development
I have participated in a four-day intensive French course with Birgit Bonde and I can highly recommend it to others who like me is a novice in the art of speaking French. Apart from being met with incredible hospitality and generosity I have also expanded my French vocabulary significantly in very short time. Birgit was very accommodating towards my wishes regarding the lessons and possesses a great knowledge of French culture and social conditions. Therefore I can highly recommend a course with Birgit.
Legal consultant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Thank you so much for your help. It has been extremely educational for me. It was by no means easy for you to teach me, as I had no basic knowledge of French whatsoever. But you did a good job. Well done!
Technician, Novo Nordisk Kalundborg
By request we can inform you that the feedback from the participants was extremely positive especially because you were capable of maintaining the attention and interest of the participants in such a good way and at the same time were able to teach us French. We will not hesitate to recommend you and we will also continue to make use of your services whenever the need arises.
Police Superintendent, deputy chairman of the police linguistic society, Greater Copenhagen
We hereby confirm that our company has with extremely satisfying results throughout the past years made use of the services of Akademisk Sprog- og Kulturcenter w/Birgit Bonde as linguistic consultant in connection with proof-reading and translation of advanced technical texts into the languages Danish/French. Akademisk Sprog- og Kulturcenter works very conscientiously with the assigned tasks and delivers the results in a satisfactory quality on time at the agreed price. We therefore highly recommend Birgit Bonde
I have participated in French classes with Birgit Bonde at advanced level and have made considerable progress. We started with two easy French books and in this way I consolidated my vocabulary and my insight in French social conditions. Birgit included us in conversations and supplemented these with grammar exercises. She had an understanding of the skills of each individual participant and created a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. I looked forward to the next class.
When we decided to move to the south of France, it was necessary that we learned French quickly and well. With Birgit Bonde this desire was easily fulfilled. Birgit Bonde runs her classes systematically and ambitiously and at the same time they take place in a lively and pleasant atmosphere.
It’s fun attending French classes because our teacher is dedicated and has a sense of humour. She also expects something in return. You cannot come and not have done your homework. She often forwards us supplementary grammar exercises. Her lessons vary all the time and every time we learn something we can use in French daily life.
Having attended French classes for two years without much grammar, I signed up for a French course with Birgit Bonde. She took care of my grammar and that was really great. Birgit Bonde is clever at presenting the material in an understandable way and the classes take place in a pleasant atmosphere. I definitely learned some French and can highly recommend Birgit Bonde’s classes.
The classes take place in a pleasant atmosphere which is motivating for active participation.
General manager, private business
Throughout the past year, I have attended classes at Akademisk Sprog- og Kulturcenter and have received targeted French lessons at level 1. In the course of this period, I have acquired a well-founded knowledge of the grammar and practical use of the language. Akademisk Sprog- og Kulturcenter has proved to be very professional and flexible. I highly recommend Akademisk Sprog- og Kulturcenter.
Some people imagine that French is all about swotting and learning off by heart, however Birgit has the ability of making her French lessons very lively. Birgit is always well prepared and open to questions. If you come with subjects from school and would like to go through them, Birgit is always ready to change her lessons in favour of the pupil’s personal wishes. Birgit is very dedicated and a very clever French teacher.
I was in need of a refresher course in French grammar, improving my vocabulary and being corrected in my spoken French. I accomplished all of this and much more. The lessons took place in a pleasant atmosphere with a competent teacher, who knew a lot about French culture and France. The content of the lessons was varied and inspiring. At the same time we were required to do written assignments at home which in a motivating manner supplemented what we learned during the lessons. I learned a lot that I can use on my annual trips to France. And additionally I have become bolder and am now writing in French to my friends down there. Without doubt I’ll be enrolling for another course in the autumn and I can merely recommend the teacher to others, who wish to “stimulate” their French language!
A couple of months have passed since I attended your five-day intensive individual French course. The purpose was to expand and intensify my possibilities of communicating in French in everyday situations. In the course of the five days, we got through Début 1 and started on Début 2 – including all the reading exercises, new words, sufficient but not too much grammar and above all communication in French based on everyday situations described in the mentioned books. Your ability to teach and inspire to communicate in French is so good that I feel well-prepared and inspired to further develop my abilities to communicate in French in everyday situations. I therefore highly recommend anybody who – like me is a beginner or slightly advanced – to attend Birgit Bonde’s classes.
General manager, private business
As I had decided to move to France, I felt I needed to improve my French. I found Akademisk Sprog- og Kulturcenter via an advertisement in “La France”, and I have not regretted for one minute that I enrolled for an intensive French course with Birgit Bonde. She has a wonderful, straight forward way of teaching French which makes you go home wanting to prepare meticulously for the next lesson. Due to her teaching manner and her vast knowledge of French and the French I highly recommend her to others who wish to improve their French in a very pleasant way.
I have attended an intensive 24-hour course at Birgit Bonde’s in preparation for my French exam. We devoted special attention to practicing conversations based on various texts and various pronunciation exercises. We also dealt with grammar. My aim of the course was to prepare myself for my oral French exam and the course was an enormous help as I felt very unsure of myself regarding this exam. My self-confidence and desire to express myself in French has been boosted considerably after my course at Birgit Bonde’s.
Upper secondary school pupil
I attended intensive French classes at Birgit Bonde’s during the summer holidays because I was unsure of my French and I felt in need of some additional lessons outside school. Together with Birgit I practiced my pronunciation, conversations and grammar. I benefited enormously from the course and now I feel much more confident when I speak French.
Upper secondary school pupil