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Find the level that best suits you

Beginner, intermediate or advanced Danish learner - you can always find a relevant Danish course at the Copenhagen Language Center. In order to get the full benefit of  learning Danish you need to make sure that you choose the right level and course.

We offer Danish courses at all levels. Our courses are sturctured in four main levels: beginner, intermediate, pre-advanced and advanced. All our Danish courses are built on key learning goals, so that you know what to expect to learn on each course unit.

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Danish for beginners

Learn the basics of Danish language (A1 and A2)

Our Danish courses for beginners cover levels A1 and A2. These courses form the foundation for your further learning. The teaching is organized so that you get the best possible foundation for gradually expanding your Danish vocabulary and skills. You can expect to be able to quickly start using Danish in your  everyday.

In Danish for beginners levels, we use textbooks as they are a good tool for covering the most basic grammar rules, so you can master present, past and future tenses, sentence structure, and more. The books are a trusty companion when you are new to the Danish language.

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As with all of our courses, Danish for Beginners also focuses on developing your spoken Danish skills. You will learn to ask and answer common questions, and you’ll practice communicating simple information about yourself and your life. You’ll gain the cornerstones of Danish vocabulary, including:

  • numbers and time
  • common verbs and nouns
  • words relating to everyday life, family, work and education
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Danish for intermediate learners

Expand your vocabulary and work on spoken Danish (B1)

You now have the basic Danish skills in place and you understand the linguistic foundation of Danish. Now it's about giving nuances to the way you express yourself and expanding your vocabulary to cover more complex topics. The primary focus of the intermediate courses is on training your conversational skills.

Our Danish courses at higher leves are built up around four themes. We have chosen this form because it is the interest that drives all learning. Therefore,  it's essential that you are motivated to talk about a particular subject and can involve your own opinions and thoughts during your Danish classes .

The intermediate Danish courses are offered with four different main themes:

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  • Local & Global
  • Communities & Societies
  • Work & Life
  • Identities & Lifestyles

You can choose freely between these themes, enabling you to learn Danish as you explore and discuss topics that interest you. Based on the learning goals, your teacher will continuously adapt the level of difficulty to ensure you that you remain challenged and continue improving your Danish.

We recommend that you complete three of the four themes before proceeding  to the next level of courses.

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Danish for pre-advanced learners

Expand your vocabulary and work on spoken Danish (B2)

Our pre-advanced Danish courses are suitable if you already speak, write and understand a relatively nuanced Danish. For example, you can understand the message and the main points in newspaper articles and news in Danish.

We will be working on further refining and giving nuances to your language. You will expand your vocabulary and learn to express yourself about concrete and more abstract topics.

In class we will be working with more language demanding everyday situations. We will also work with debates / discussions, games, grammatical focus points, vocabulary, presentations and current news.

The pre-advanced Danish courses are offered with four different main themes:

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  • Local & Global
  • Communities & Societies
  • Work & Life
  • Identities & Lifestyles

Your teacher will give you feedback several times during a course, and you will have the opportunity to deliver oral and written assignments.

You can choose freely between these themes, enabling you to learn Danish as you explore and discuss topics that interest you. Based on the learning goals, your teacher will continuously adapt the level of difficulty to ensure you that you remain challenged and continue improving your Danish.

We recommend that you complete three of the four themes before proceeding  to the next level of courses.

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Danish for advanced learners

Work on getting fluent in Danish (C1)

You can understand Danish easily and speak it in your everyday life. But at times you might find it too  demanding and difficult to speak Danish for an extened period of time. You might think that you are not fluent enough and that you are still short in conversations and discussions with Danes.

During the advanced Danish course we will be working on increasing the correctness, nuances and complexity of your spoken and written language.

We focus on giving you the tools so that you will be able to use Danish in social, academic and professional contexts. In class we will be working with cases based on language-demanding situations from everyday and working life. 

The advanced Danish courses are offered with four different main themes:

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  • Local & Global
  • Communities & Societies
  • Work & Life
  • Identities & Lifestyles

Your teacher will give you feedback several times during a course, and you will have the opportunity to deliver oral and written assignments.

You can choose freely between these themes, enabling you to learn Danish as you explore and discuss topics that interest you. Based on the learning goals, your teacher will continuously adapt the level of difficulty to ensure you that you remain challenged and continue improving your Danish.

We recommend that you complete three of the four themes before proceeding  to the next level of courses.

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