RequirementsLearners with at least 12 years of schooling
who know English – as well as English grammar terms well
TestEach course is finalized with a test at one of these levels:
Level 1 (CEFR: A1)
Level 2 (CEFR: A2)
Level 3 (CEFR: A2/B1)
Level 4 (CEFR: B1)
(According to the CEFR - Central European Framework of Reference)
HomeworkYou should expect about 8 - 10 hours of homework/self-study per week
2400 Copenhagen NV
Level 1,2, or 312 weeks
One classroom session per week
Level 418 weeks
One classroom session per week
If your priority is to have a good and understandable Danish pronunciation from the start, along with a good command of Danish grammar and good communicative skills, our popular, effective and well-structured Danish Intensive Flex course is perfect for you.
You must have a higher education or be a university student, and you must be willing to invest some time in homework, around 8-10 hours weekly. It is also important that you have a good command of English and knowledge of English grammar because at Intensive 1, the grammatical explanations will be in English. At the subsequent levels, Danish will be the classroom language.
You will have one class room session per week for twelve weeks and we recommend you attend at least 85 % of these classes if you wish to reach the learning goals. At the end of each level, there is a test where your skills will be assessed according to the levels of Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
The 5 Intensive levels are equivalent to levels A1-B2 according to CEFR, so that after Intensive 5, you will be ready to enroll in PD3.
Intensive 1 – You learn to present yourself and tell about your life in Copenhagen. There is emphasis in the oral language, but you also work a little on writing. There is special focus on pronunciation.
Intensive 2 – You learn, among other things, to talk about the day’s activities, about food and eating habits, and about learning a new language. You learn to express what you think is good and bad. Moreover, you learn to write a short personal email. There is special focus on pronunciation.
Intensive 3 – You learn, among other things, to talk about searching for a job, about volunteer work, as well as about work and study environments. You expand your vocabulary and increase your knowledge of Danish society. And you learn to write a longer personal email. There is still focus on pronunciation.
Intensive 4 – You will learn to talk about climate and ecology, art and culture in Denmark, equality in the home and in the workplace, and much more. You also learn to argue orally and in writing in Danish and to create coherence in texts. And you learn to write a letter to a local newspaper or the like.
Intensive 5 – You work mainly with topics about Danish society and the debate in the Danish media. You learn to write a short essay based on some statistical material or some views. You continue to work on creating coherence in texts and argumentation. And you learn to express views, explain reasoning and to discuss, both orally and in writing, for and against an opinion.
To proceed to the next level, you must take a shorter written test (except for Intensive 1) and make at least one oral presentation, to be approved by the teacher.
Learning materials are free. You either get or borrow the books. Furthermore, as a student at IA Sprog, you will have access to our large online learning platform, mit.iasprog.dk, with films, self-correcting grammar exercises, pronunciation and listening exercises, grammar videos in Danish and English, fiction adapted to the levels, and much more.
Info meeting before the course starts
Before the start of the course, you will be invited to an info meeting, where you will hear more about the materials and the teaching method to ensure that you are placed in the right course and at the right level.
Please see this FAQ, which answers the most commonly asked questions about the course.