If you are more than 18 years old and have a permission to stay in Denmark, you most likely will have the possibility to participate in a free Danish course under the Danish Language Programme. The course can run for up to three years.
The municipality has the obligation to inform you
Your municipality is responsible for informing you about the Danish Language Programme. In general all foreign citizens with a Danish cpr number, no matter from which country, are entitled to a three years Danish course free of charge. But there are exceptions: If you stay in Denmark for a shorter period of time, e.g. working as au pair, you’ll be offered only the basic levels. The Danish courses are usually held by a local Danish language school, a so called “language centre”, in Danish: Sprogcenter. Normally you can choose between several schools or language centres, if you live in one of the major cities.
The Danish Language Programme
Contact your municipality for more specific information about your individual rights to the free Danish course, or book an appointment with one of our school counselors here.
Another type of a free Danish course:
Preparatory Adult Education
Everybody who has a Danish cpr number, have the option to participate in so called ‘Preparatory Adult Education’ – Forberedende Voksenundervisning, FVU. Read more about FVU.