If you already know some Danish
If you are already able to speak and write some Danish, you can start or continue in a Danish class for continuing students. Maybe you have taken a break from your classes and would like to get back to learning more Danish again, or you would like to switch from the school you are now attending, to come study with us instead.
If you are not already a student at IA Sprog, or you have not completed a module in another language center, you will – after an assessment of your skills and goals by one of our capable counsellors – be placed in the right Danish course and module. In cooperation with your counsellor you will then find the class that best suits you. See an overview of our full course program below.
If you want to get started learning more Danish, contact IA Sprog’s counsellors now.
What you will learn in IA Sprog’s Danish courses
The classes provide you with a good foundation for being active in Danish both in and outside of class. You train Danish conversation, and pronunciation is in focus during the entire training. Our special pronunciation materials allow you to train a fluent and correct Danish right from the start.
Of course, grammar plays a major role in the classes. And so does reading and writing texts in Danish.
In addition, we place emphasis on training a vocabulary that enables you to understand and speak Danish, helping you to navigate anywhere – at work, studying, at your children’s school or institution, in your social life, or when you communicate with the state or municipality.
Danish Language Course 1, 2 or 3? It depends on your background and your need for learning Danish
Danish Language Course 1 is designed for students with little or no school background, who have not learned to read and write in their native language, or who have not learned to read and write the Latin alphabet. You learn to speak, understand and read Danish, enabling you to handle yourself in everyday life and at your job.
Danish Language Course 2 is designed for students who have a short educational and training background from their home country. You learn about the labour market and society, as well as learning to read, write and speak Danish. You can use the Danish classes to qualify for a job or participate in courses targeted at the labour market.
Danish Language Course 3 is for students who already have a higher level of education and who wish to study, pursue further education or work in Denmark. You learn the nuances of the Danish language and how to provide deeper perspective in Danish. And you gain knowledge of Danish society, culture and history.
Tests and exams at the language school
The three Danish courses are all divided into modules, each ending with a test which you must pass in order to continue on to the next module.
The Danish courses are concluded with an oral and written examination. A passed Danish exam may be decisive as to whether you are able to obtain permanent residence in Denmark, and whether you can continue in the educational system.
Read more about Danish Language Exam 1, 2 and 3
Once you have passed Danish Language Exam 3 with a satisfactory mark, you can continue on to take the Higher Danish Education Exam (Studieprøven), which is for students who want to pursue further education you at a university in Denmark.
Read more about Higher Danish Education Exam (Studieprøven)
You have the right to free Danish lessons for 3½ years within a 5-year period, counting from the time you begin your course.
Danish language courses are offered within the framework of a voucher system – learn more about the voucher system.
As a language center we are obliged to charge a deposit – read more and pay deposit here.
Additional offers: FVU Start, Reading and writing Danish
The abbreviation FVU stands for Forberedende Voksenuddannelse (Preparatory Adult Education). The courses are free.
FVU Startup is for students who want to better understand spoken Danish and wish to improve their Danish speaking skills. You are either enrolled in a Danish Language Course or have completed it — or you have used up your entitlement to Danish education. Or you may be enrolled in FVU Reading.
When you have passed module 6 of Danish Language Course 1, module 5 of Danish Language Course 2 or module 4 of Danish Language Course 3, you are eligible for a free FVU (Preparatory Adult Education) course of reading and writing at IA Sprog. You can either attend alongside your course in Danish for foreigners, or once you have completed it.
FVU is an additional offer to all adults in Denmark who need to improve their Danish reading and writing skills. FVU Reading is a good base, if you want to get started on an education. IA Sprog also offers FVU math.
Read more about FVU at IA Sprog
Danish Language Course 1
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.
Danish Language Course 2
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.
Danish Language Course 3
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.