Danish language courses

Why study Danish?

We strongly encourage our international students to learn Danish during their stay in Denmark. Your study programme is taught in English and you will be able to get by with just speaking English, however when getting to know a new culture, it is very important to speak the language. Additionally you will be looking for an internship at some point during your studies, and here, being able to speak Danish will provide you with a great advantage.

Danish lessons for free

As a foreigner in Denmark, your Danish language education starts with 250 hours called ’Danish for the labour market’. You must complete these 250 hours within one year and six months. The lessons are free of charge and there is a final test which must be passed for you to continue to the next level of Danish education called ‘the Danish language training programme 3’.

Your options

Students at the Business Academy have two options for taking the first 250 hours:

The Academy cooperates with the provider UCplus. They offer classes at the Business Academy, flexibly organised to fit your schedule. As a new student, you will receive information about this option before the start of your programme.

Should the times offered by UCplus at the Business Academy not suit you, you can also follow Danish for the labour market with Lærdansk.

Having completed the first 250 hours and passed the final test, you may continue on 'the Danish language training  programme 3'. In Aarhus this level is only offered by Lærdansk. Please note that you must continue to this level immediately after having completed the first level in order to have the lessons for free.

Further information

If you need to get in touch with UCplus, please contact Trine Nielsen at tn@ucplus.dk.

Read more about Lærdansk at laerdansk.dk/aarhus.