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 on campus

As an international in Denmark, your Danish language teaching is divided modules. How far you get during a year, varies from student to student.

You will need to pay a module fee of DKK 2,000 but this covers all your Danish lessons for the whole duration of your programme.

You will also need to pay a deposit of DKK 1,250 which will be refunded when you have passed your first Danish test after about 12 weeks (or if you drop out).

Your options

Students at the Business Academy have several options for taking Danish lessons:

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 (laerdansk.dk/aarhus).

You can also do a free online Danish course for beginners at http://www.danskherognu.dk/ 

Another option is through swaplanguage.com. Here you teach someone your language, whilst they teach you Danish. This way you get to learn Danish and hear about Danish culture with native speakers - and it is all free!

Further information

If you need to get in touch with UCplus, please contact Sarah S. Johnsen at ssj@ucplus.dk 

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