Learning to speak the language of the country you are living in is one of the best things you can do.
Learning Danish will give you a better understanding of Denmark, it will make social events so much more enjoyable, and it will most likely make you feel more at home. Furthermore, it will help you get a job in Denmark after graduation. Although English is widely spoken in Denmark, it can still be tough to get a job without having some Danish language skills.
International students are entitled to follow Danish courses for free, and luckily, there are so many options available either online or in person - to at least be able to pick up the basics.
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.
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.
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. Lærdansk)