Girls learning Danish for Scandinavians

Danish for Scandinavians
For Swedish or Norwegian speakers

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Read this page in Norwegian

The course is designed for native speakers of Swedish or Norwegian enrolled in university level education who want a Danish language course tailored to their specific needs.

Norwegians and Swedes sometimes face language-related challenges that may create barriers at work or at university. Those barriers are addressed in this course.

In the Danish for Scandinavians course, we focus on pronunciation, conversation and the differences between Danish and Norwegian or Danish and Swedish in the areas of grammar and sound. You will learn how to write Danish, enabling you to compose anything from emails to brief essays on current events.

We pay special attention to verbal communication in the classroom.

Classroom lessons are offered one evening a week, and you may also participate in a weekly online workshop. The lessons are geared at a high level in line with your existing linguistic skills, and you will experience rapid progress in your Danish skills.

As a student enrolled at IA Sprog you may supplement your attendance in class by practicing online at any time – even on your phone while commuting. Our online learning platform offers lots of interactive exercises in grammar, pronunciation, reading and listening comprehension. In addition, the online platform enables you to get feedback on your written assignments.

Outside the classroom, you are welcome to use our IT labs. Wi-Fi is free throughout the premises.  

In order to sign up for the course, you must have a Danish government-issued CPR number and reside or work in Denmark. The municipality in which you live must approve your attendance.

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


  • Who can attend?

    Speakers of Swedish or Norwegian who have completed some university level education.
  • Schedule

    Once a week, 17:30 - 21:00 in class. Furthermore, the possibility of individual help online once a week.
  • Next class begins

    Beginners' classes start five time a year. Next round of classes start January 25, 2017 and March 1, 2017.
    Continuing classes start January 31, 2107 with enrollment running until March 6.
  • Exams

    Beginners' classes end with a test. Continuing classes conclude with Danish Language Exam 3; potentially followed by the national Higher Danish Education Exam (Studieprøven). (Preparatory classes for the latter take place in the regular mixed classes.)
  • Location

    IA Sprog, 11 Vibevej
    Copenhagen 2400 NV

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.