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    Preparation course for Danish Exam 3

    Make sure you’re thoroughly prepared for the big day and increase your chances of passing the Danish Exam (PD3) with our preparatory course.

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Preparation course for Danish Exam 3

Course information

Passing the Danish Exam (PD3) requires extensive and thorough preparation. In this course, we help you practice and build every skill tested in the exam. You can count on detailed feedback on your progress and how you can continue to improve.

Is this course for you?

  • You have signed up to take PD3 on a self-study basis, or you are enrolled in the B2 course at the module 5 level.
  • You want thorough, competent and relevant preparation for the exam.
  • You speak English and have at least 12 years of schooling.
  • Maybe you are enrolled in DU 3, Modul 5 in a public language school and you want extra exam preparation.
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  • Course details
    • review of the exam’s components and practice exams using actual past exams.
    • work on text composition, reading strategies and oral presentation
    • get detailed feedback on your oral and written skills.
  • Number of participants

    12 – 20 participants

  • Number of lessons

    3 lessons per week

  • Number of days

    1 day per week

  • Expected self-study

    Between 2 and 5 hours per week

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Prepare thoroughly to take (and pass!) the Danish Exam

We’ll cover the reading, writting and speaking parts of the exam

If you’re planning to take the Danish Exam (PD3), chances are that you’re a little nervous about what to expect and how you’ll do. We’re here to help you get completely prepared for your big moment – the day of the PD3.  We have many years of experience in preparing students for the exam – that’s why we know how to deliver the instruction and guidance you need to feel assured and to maximize your chances of success.

Our exam preparation course gives you:

  • Introduction to the Danish Exam and the skills needed to pass.
  • Thorough practice to build every skill tested in the exam, and useful tips on text composition, reading strategies, oral presentation, etc.
  • Ongoing assessment of your current speaking, writing and reading skills – and detailed feedback on how you can improve.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Danish Exam itself is NOT INCLUDED in the course. You must sign up for the PD3 through one of the schools that conducts the exam. Read more here.

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  • Pre-advanced

Our way of teaching Danish

Targeted instruction from experts

When preparing you for the Danish Exam 3 (PD3), we draw on our many years of experience as PD3 examiners. Remember that your teacher is a former PD3 examiner. That’s why we’re so good at giving you practical and tangible instruction for every aspect of the exam.

The course materials include past versions of actual PD3s, helping you familiarize yourself with the structure of the exam. We work with reading strategies, practicing vocabulary, and common grammatical errors. 

  • A thorough introduction to the complete Danish Exam 3.
  • A review of how the components of the exam are assessed by the examiners.
  • Thorough instruction in structuring and composing texts for the written portion of the exam, helpful reading strategies, and preparing your presentation for the oral part of the exam.
  • An assessment of your current speaking, writing and reading skills – and the help you need to improve. We use the 7-point grading scale that is also used in the Danish Exam.

Through numerous written assignments, oral presentations and individual feedback from your instructor, you’ll build an understanding of your strengths and improve your weaknesses in the Danish language.

The PD3 preparation course gave me motivation to "get into it". The practical experience of doing the oral situation description in class was quite useful and in a relatively safe space to make mistakes. Also, tips and tricks with the written and oral from the teacher's perspective were useful in knowing what the format of the test would be conducted.

Douglas Walker Hill

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Course structure

Although an exam like the PD3 is a serious matter, we make sure to keep the atmosphere in the classroom sociable, friendly and relaxed. You and your classmates will have the opportunity to discuss your expectations and concerns about the exam, and support each other in the process of building confidence as the big day approaches.

The reading and writting parts of PD3

In the first six class sessions, we focus on the written composition and reading comprehension components of the exam.

The speaking and listening parts of PD3

In the last sessions, we will focus on the oral component of the exam. We will work on the prepared exam presentation and on how to answer the questions asked by the examiner in the unprepared part of the exam.


Course 113-2450 on Tuesdays:

September 21  - November 30, 2021.

Schedule for preparation for the writing part of the exam:

Tuesday 21 September

Tuesday 28. September

Tuesday 5. October

Tuesday 12 October

Tuesday 26 October

Tuesday 2 November

Schedule for preparation for oral part of the exam:

Tuesday 23 November

Tuesday 30 November

There are no classes on 19 October, 9 November and 16 November.


Course 113-2456 on Thursdays:

September 23  - December 2, 2021.

Schedule for preparation for the writing part of the exam:

Thursday 23 September

Thursday 30 September

Thursday 7 October

Thursday 14 October

Thursday 28 October

Thursday 4 November

Schedule for preparation for oral part of the exam:

Thursday 25 November

Thursday 2 December

There are no classes on 21 October, 11 November and 18 November.

Course requirements

You must speak English and have attended school for at least 12 years to enroll in the PD3 preparatory course. In order to achieve the learning goals of the course, it is essential that you participate actively in the classroom. We expect you to regularly attend classes and to spend at least two to five hours a week on homework.

The course is for everyone who has signed up to take the PD3 exam – even if you think that you’re very good at Danish and expect to pass the exam with flying colors. In our experience, you’ll achieve better results if you’ve practiced in advance with an experienced teacher and are completely familiar with the exam’s structure and assessment criteria.

My reading skills have improved and I have learned to write more coherently in Danish. The teacher graded our written assignments and explained what to expect on exam day. The lessons were varied and never boring.

Mohammed Aldiwany

Do you have any questions?

Contact us

If you have questions regarding our courses, or if you are not quite sure which Danish course suits you best, please contact us by telephone or by email. You are also welcome to visit our reception in Valdemarsgade 16.

If you already know some Danish and you are in doubt about your level, sign up for a free placement test for continuing Danish learners with our student counselors.

+45 33 21 31 31
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