At Copenhagen Language Center, we will continue to offer high quality Danish language courses at competitive prices after the new policy takes effect. You can already register for our courses starting in August:
- Wait, whaaaaat? Danish courses aren’t free anymore?
- So ... What will I get for my money?
- Which courses can I choose from?
- Let’s go! How do I sign up?
NOTE! You must have at least 12 years of schooling and good English proficiency in order to sign up for our Danish courses as from August 2018. We are planning to offer Danish courses for all students as from January 1, 2019.
As a self-supporting resident of Denmark, you must pay for your Danish courses as of July 1, 2018. Refugees and other “integration residents” will be able to continue learning Danish for free under the Danish Education Act.
If you are in Denmark to work or study, or as an EU citizen, you can choose between learning Danish at a public language school under the Danish Education Act, or through a private provider of Danish courses.
Copenhagen Language Center offers high quality Danish language courses on private sector terms. This means that we can now offer you a more flexible and individualized learning process than in the past.
Regardless of your choice between public or private provider, you will now have to pay to learn Danish – and both choices have their pros and cons.
Private language schools
Public language schools
|No deposit required||√|
|Danish courses at all levels||√||√|
|Supplementary courses focusing on spoken Danish and pronunciation||√|
|Unlimited timeframe to learn Danish||√|
|No voucher scheme limiting completion time and access to courses||√|
|No pressure to quickly start your Danish courses after moving to Denmark||√|
|Exam-oriented preparation and instruction||√|
|Free Danish Exam||√|
In addition to the user fee, a public language school will also require you to pay a deposit. Politically-influenced policy also pressures you to learn Danish and complete the modules as quickly as possible after moving to Denmark. As a result, Danish language courses at public institutions are rigidly planned and monitored, including the use of a voucher scheme and limited eligibility for Danish courses.
With Danish language courses at a private language school like Copenhagen Language Center, you can choose to enroll in a short course when it suits you. You only pay for the period and the courses of your choice, and you can take breaks between courses for as long as you wish. Read more about our courses.
At Copenhagen Language Center, we offer high quality Danish language courses on private sector terms. With more than 25 years’ experience in providing Danish language courses for more than 6,000 customers annually, we are a popular choice among foreign citizens living in the Greater Copenhagen region.
Our highly dedicated teachers possess strong professional expertise and special qualifications in teaching Danish as a second language. We offer short, flexible Danish courses that combine intensive classroom instruction with independent exercises on our digital platform.
Learning a language is a process, and can be difficult to combine it with a hectic work-life balance.
Our new Danish courses give you greater flexibility and the power to choose when and how fast you learn Danish. You can take breaks between the courses for as long as you wish. And every time you start a new course, you can choose between the following options:
- in the morning or evening.
- on Saturdays or weekdays.
- online or classroom instruction.
All of our Danish courses are based on CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. By setting clearly defined, CEFR-based learning objectives for your progress, we ensure that you get the most out of the courses.
You also play an active part in shaping your Danish courses. We engage in a dialogue with you about your expectations and satisfaction before and after each course to make sure that you get the best possible learning experience.
You must have at least 12 years of schooling and good English proficiency to enroll in our Danish courses as from August 2018 – but we are planning to offer Danish courses for all students beginning in January 2019.
We will be introducing additional courses this autumn and early 2019, so keep an eye on our website or sign up for our newsletter.
Until then we recommend that you sign up for FVU Reading. Through FVU, we provide free Danish classes starting in August 2018.
Sign up as a complete beginner
If you have never learned Danish before
If you’ve never taken Danish courses before, you can sign up here on the website or contact our administration during our opening hours.
Before we can place you in a course, you have to let us know which course you would like to enroll in and pay the course fee – payment can be made at our office or via our website (payment options will be sent by e-mail).
If you are uncertain about whether Copenhagen Language Center is the right choice for you, you are welcome to sign up to attend one of our orientation meetings for beginners, where you can learn more about Danish courses at Copenhagen Language Center and ask any questions you may have.
If you already speak some Danish
But have not attended classes at our school before
If you already speak some (or extensive) Danish, but have not attended courses at Copenhagen Language Center within the past year, we will begin by finding the right level for you. You can read more about the different course levels here.
To enroll in a Danish course at Copenhagen Language Center, complete our registration form and book an appointment for an assessment of your Danish skills, where our counselors will conduct a placement interview and short test. We hold two group assessment meetings weekly.