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Danish for beginners
Labour Market Oriented Danish

250 hours of Danish for beginners

If you are recently arrived in Denmark or have never learned any Danish, you start with Labour Market Oriented Danish – a 250-hour course in Danish for beginners. The course targets the Danish labour market and is a tailored fit for anyone who has come to Denmark to work, study, be au pairs or accompanying a spouse.

You will learn basic Danish for everyday situations at work or in school. You must complete the Danish for beginners course within 18 months; it will usually take you between 6 and 12 months.

In order to enrol in the Labour Market Oriented Danish course, you must be at least 18 years old and have a Danish government issued Personal Identification number (CPR).

Learn Danish in your own way

At IA Sprog you can take the Labour Market Oriented Danish course at whatever time suits you best – in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening or on weekends. And the entire course is also offered online. Our Danish beginners courses are also available at your workplace or university.

As a student with us 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.

Contact IA Sprog – our counsellors will quickly find the right course for you

After you complete your Danish for beginners course

After the 250 hours of Danish for beginners, Labour Market Oriented Danish, you may continue on to one of the advanced courses, Danish Language Course 1, 2 or 3. These courses will help you increase your understanding of the Danish language, Danish society and Danish culture.

In Danish Language Course 1, 2 or 3 you are entitled to study with us for up to three years. All you have to do is sign up for an advanced course immediately after completing your beginners course.

Each advanced Danish course is followed by an official national exam.

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.