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Learn Danish

Okay, so we admit it - Danish isn't the most widely spoken language in the world. Luckily, the Danes speak excellent English. So you don't actually have to learn Danish to get by outside of class.  

However, learning Danish will definitely give you a better understanding of Denmark, it will make social events so much more enjoyable, and  and it will most likely make you feel more at home.

International students are entitled to follow Danish courses for free.

The language courses are offered by a network of private and public language centres. You can choose between day or evening courses, which are concluded with a state-approved test in line with the Common European Framework for Languages.

Online Danish courses

Danish courses are often available as an online activity at language school. Courses are targeted at both beginners and those who already have some knowledge of the Danish language.

You can follow the courses to reach a high level of Danish proficiency or use them as a supplement to ongoing language education.

Examples of these on-line courses are Danish Online studies at IA Sprog, Learn Danish online with the Copenhagen Language Center, and Vestegnens Sprog & Kompetencecenter that all offer courses as online long distance learning.

Danish courses at higher education institutions

Many Danish higher education institutions offer intensive Danish language courses at the beginning of the academic year or as a part of a summer university programme.

To learn more, contact the International Office at your Danish host institution.

Learn Danish in your home country

Danish courses are taught at several universities around the world. The Danish Cultural Institute also offers Danish language courses to foreign university students through their branches abroad.

The Danish Embassy or Consulate in your home country can also help you locate opportunities to learn Danish near where you live. And some Danish Language Schools also offer Danish as an online course (e.g. Netdansk)

How difficult is it to learn Danish?

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Our higher education institutions offer more than 600 English taught study programme. There should be one to fit your academic aspirations.

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