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Danish Language, Literature and Culture - Beginners

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Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 3 weeks


Beginners programme (preliminary program: changes may and probably will occur):
Basic understanding and command of various aspects of Danish language (and to a smaller degree literature and culture) focused on functional competence in interactional practices. 

About the Degree

Program: Teaching, social activities and excursions 

15 classes x 4 hours
University of Southern Denmark
Course director: Associate Professor, PhD Dag Heede
Venues: The Hans Christian Andersen Centre, Odense and University of Southern Denmark, Odense Campus
Content: The course combines classroom teaching with out-of-the-house-and-feedback-exercises, including authentic language encounters. The exercises are oriented towards realistic everyday situations; thus, the teaching is not confined to or oriented around the classroom but includes authentic language encounters. Active participation and preparation are necessary requirements. The teaching is focused on basic vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, oral and written proficiency, all with general communicative goals. It is function oriented and based on the latest foreign language didactic principles including intercultural aspect and has user based and innovative aspects. 

Exam: Small oral and written exercises and final written and oral exam. Certificates will be offered. 

Context: Danish student assistants are part of the course and the program and will help with practical and social matters.


To be admitted to this programme, you must be a University student with none or very limited knowledge of Danish language (A 1). 

Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact The University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.  

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition



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