Danish language courses 1, 2 and 3

3 different Danish language courses at Copenhagen Language Center

We provide Danish at all levels including Danish language course 1, 2, and 3. Our Danish courses are flexible with daytime and evening classes to suit you. Check out our course schedule for details.

As a student, you will be placed in a Danish language course that best matches your educational background and needs.

You will learn to master spoken and written Danish during all our courses. Also, you will gain insight into Danish society and culture. Read more about how we teach Danish. Our counsellors can help you pick the right Danish course.

With a Danish CPR number, you can learn Danish free of charge at Copenhagen Language Center. New students enrolling in Danish courses will be charged a refundable deposit of DKK 1,250.

Danish language programme 1, 2 and 3

The language programme is divided into three separate groups:

Danish language course 1

is for students with less than 7 years schooling, who need to learn to read and write the Latin alphabet. 

Danish language course 2

is for students with a short or medium educational background. You may have completed the 9th grade and vocational training.

Danish language course 3

is for students with more than 12 years of schooling. This course is tailored for students who have completed a higher education.

Danish language course 3

Students with more than 12 years of schooling

As a Danish 3 student, you can choose between a wide selection of Danish courses with different intensity and focus: 

  • Intensive Danish - a rapid progression course for those who can work independently and are determined to succeed.
  • Online Danish - 5 intensive online Danish courses of 12 weeks duration.
  • Danish on Saturdays - intensive classroom instruction once a week and online self study.
  • Danish for professionals - Learn Danish with peers in a professional and social network.

Danish language course 2

Students with between 8 and 11 years of schooling

Copenhagen Language Center provides flexible Danish courses for Danish 2 students. We offer classes in the morning, afternoon, evening or late evening. The classroom instruction is a varied mix of:

  • class work
  • group work
  • and work in pairs.

There will be a high level of activity and discussion some days. Others will provide quiet focus on reading and writing.

Danish language course 1

Students with less than 8 years of schooling

The teachers have time to provide individual help and work closely with the students in Danish course 1. 

Copenhagen Language Center provides flexible language courses in Danish 1 with both daytime and evening classes. The goal is that you learn Danish at a level that equips you to speak Danish when you need it:

  • to your children
  • the municipality
  • your doctor
  • your neighbours, etc.

More information about Danish 1, 2 and 3

Find information about requirements and teaching methods for the different Danish languages programmes below. If you still have any unanswered questions, you are always welcome to contact us.

Danish language course 1

Who can enrol in Danish language course 1?

Our Danish language course level 1 is for students with less than 8 years of schooling who need to learn to read and write the Latin alphabet.

Some students may have attended school in their home country but forgotten much of what they learned. Others may have never had the opportunity to attend school.

Flexible courses with Danish 1

Copenhagen Language Center provides flexible language courses in Danish 1 with both daytime and evening classes:

 
TIME
LESSONS PER WEEK
Morning8:45am - 12:15pm12 lessons / 3 days
Afternoon12:45pm - 4:15pm12 lessons / 3 days
Evening4:30pm - 8:00pm8 lessons / 2 days

Information about Danish course level 1

The teachers have time to provide individual help and work closely with the students in Danish course 1.

The goal is that you learn Danish at a level that equips you for work. You will be able to speak Danish when you need it – to your children, the municipality, your doctor, your neighbours, etc.

Danish language course 1 consists of six modules. Each module concludes with a module test that you must pass to advance to the next module. Module 6 concludes with Danish language exam 1.

When you have completed Danish course level 1, you can continue your Danish studies. An option is FVU Danish reading and writing.

Danish language course 2

Who can enrol in Danish course 2?

Danish language course 2 is for students with a short or medium educational background. You may have completed the 9th grade and vocational training.

Danish language course 2 is also suitable for students with a grade from university. If you prefer a faster programme or don't have a lot of time to do your homework, Danish language course 2 might be the right choice for you.

Information about Danish language course 2

Danish course 2 focuses heavily on spoken Danish, but you will also learn grammar. You learn to speak, read and write Danish so that you can live and work in Denmark.

This Danish course has a wide range of different students. You can meet the whole world in one classroom. The classroom instruction is a varied mix of class work, group work, and work in pairs. There will be a high level of activity and discussion some days. Others will provide quiet focus on reading and writing.

Classes are held at our location in Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District in the borough of Vesterbro, where we have excellent school facilities and services including a new study workshop and library and cafe.

You will also have the opportunity to take field trips with your class, such as a visit to Louisiana Museum, the Danish Parliament, or Frederiksberg Gardens.

Flexible courses in Danish 2

Copenhagen Language Center provides flexible courses in Danish 2 . We teach classes from early morning to late evening:

 
TIME
LESSONS PER WEEK
Morning8:45am - 12:15pm12 lessons / 3 days
Afternoon12:45pm - 4:15pm12 lessons / 3 days
Evening 4:30pm - 7:00pm6 lessons / Tue & Thu
Late evening7:15pm - 9:45pm6 lessons / Tue & Thu

Exam - Danish language course 2

Danish course 2 consists of six modules. Each module concludes with a test. You must pass to advance to the next module. Module 6 concludes with Danish language exam 2.

Completed Danish course 2? Now what?

After completing the Danish course 2 programme, you have the opportunity to continue to learn more Danish. For example, you can attend courses at FVU or continue your education at VUC or in a vocational programme.

Danish language course 3

Who can enrol in Danish course 3?

Danish course 3 is designed for students with a rapid progression.

To enroll in the Danish language course level 3, you must:

  • have at least 12 years of schooling and most students also have a higher education.
  • have good knowledge of one or more European languages.
  • be familiar with most grammatical terms (in English or another European language).

We expect that you participate actively in class, do your homework and attend class regularly.

Flexible courses in Danish 3

Copenhagen Language Center provides flexible Danish courses with classes from early morning to late evening:

 
 TIME
LESSONS/DAYS PER WEEK
Morning 8:45am - 12:15pm12 lessons / 3 days
AfternoonOnline & Optional courses 
Evening4:30pm - 7:00pm6 lessons / Mon & Wed
Late evening7:15pm - 9:45pm6 lessons / Mon & Wed

Information about Danish language course 3

We teach all aspects of the Danish language – reading, writing, speaking and listening – and we focus on pronunciation and grammar.

The spoken work on Danish language course 3 includes listening comprehension, pronunciation and your ability to express yourself. In the beginning you will be able to discuss very basic subjects and eventually you will discuss current issues with your classmates, watch films, listen to Danish songs, etc.

The written work is founded on grammar, which must be learned and used for both spoken and written language production.

In the first modules, reading primarily involves prepared texts, followed by gradually more authentic texts in the advanced modules. For example, students will read short stories, articles and information materials.

Instruction in Danish language course 3 is topic-oriented and the topics can be chosen in cooperation with students according to your wishes and interests. These topics may range from current events to a special topic of interest to one or more students.

Danish language course 3 - Modules and exams

You must complete five modules to take the Danish language exam 3. After each of the first four modules, you must pass a test before advancing to the next module.

You then take Danish Exam 3 at the completion of module five. The exam is both oral and written.

Completed Danish course 3? Now what?

Danish Exam 3 gives you access to qualifying courses, educational programmes and employment.

After Danish Exam 3, you can continue on to take The higher Danish education exam (Studieprøven).

Studieprøven provides access to higher education programmes.

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