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Danish for beginners
Labour Market Oriented Danish

250 hours of Danish for beginners

Most new arrivals in Denmark start with the 250-hour course for beginners designed for speaking Danish on the job. The course is tailored for people who have come to Denmark to work, study, be au pairs, or who are accompanying a spouse.

You will learn basic Danish for everyday situations at work or in school. After completing this course, you may continue on to Danish Language Course 1, 2, or 3. You must complete the course within 18 months; it will usually take you between 6 and 12 months.

In Labour Market Oriented Danish you will learn to understand, speak, read and write basic Danish enabling you to get by in most everyday situations. You will also learn about the culture and conventions in Danish schools and workplaces.

Learn Danish in your own way

As a student at IA Sprog you may supplement your classroom lessons with online exercises whenever or wherever it is convenient – even on your smartphone. Our extensive online learning platform, provides you with lots of interactive exercises in grammar, pronunciation, and comprehension of spoken and written Danish

You can take the Labour Market Oriented Danish course in several different ways: Beginners classes are offered in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening or on Saturdays, and the entire course is also offered online. Our Danish beginners courses are also available for custom delivery at your workplace or university.

There is no exam at the end of the course, but completion entitles you to continue on to Danish Language Course 1, 2 or 3. These courses are followed by an official national exam. In order to enrol in the Labour Market Oriented Danish for Beginners course, you must be at least 18 years old and have a Danish government issued Personal Identification number (CPR).

Contact us, and our counsellors will help find the right course for you!

After you complete Labour Market Oriented Danish

When you have completed the 250-hour beginners course, you are entitled to study with us for up to three years attending  Danish Language Course 1, 2, or 3. All you have to do is sign up immediately after completing the 250 hours. These courses will help you increase your understanding of the Danish language, Danish society and Danish culture.

Each course is followed by one of the official national exams – Danish Language Exam 1, Danish Language Exam 2 or Danish Language Exam 3.

IA Sprog offers free Danish language courses for foreigners. Read more about who can attend our free Danish courses.

Courses for people with no/limited schooling

0 -7 years schooling

For people who need to learn to read and write the Latin alphabet. This might be because you haven’t had much schooling, or because you read and write a non-Latin alphabet.

Courses for people with medium-length schooling

8 - 11 years schooling

For people who have had medium-length schooling or educational background who want to learn Danish at a level that qualifies them to find a job or a enrol in a short trade-oriented course.

Courses for people with extensive education

At least 12 years schooling

For people who have at least 12 years of education, possibly including university studies, and have a basic knowledge of English. You want to learn Danish at a level that qualifies you to work or study in Denmark.

A multi-cultural study environment with committed students from all over the world

Our students come from all around the world. That means that at IA Sprog you’ll learn Danish with many different types of people, all of whom are working hard to learn the Danish language.

Read articles about life at the school and meet some of our students.