Learn Danish

Even though almost everyone speaks English, learning how to speak Danish is still one of the most important things you can choose to do while in Denmark. Not only is learning Danish free, it is also a great way to meet new people and to make yourself more attractive to future employers.

Why should I learn Danish when everyone speaks English?

Although most Danes speak English proficiently, it can be incredibly beneficial and make your time in Denmark more enjoyable if you know some Danish, even just basic words. By enrolling in a Danish language course, you can not only learn the language but also gain a deeper insight into Danish culture and a better understanding of the Danish people. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to meet other international students and make yourself more attractive to potential future employers.

Why learn Danish? 

  • Develop new and unique language skills for your resumé 

  • Be better prepared to apply for a student job or full-time job 

  • Socialise more with Danes and expand your networking options 

  • Make it easier to buy groceries, find your way, and go to the cinema 

  • Get to know much more about the Danish culture 

  • For fun!  

Learn Danish on campus

Sprogcenter Midt is offering on-campus training at Studenterhus Aarhus. As a student registered in the city of Aarhus, you will receive a letter from the municipality following your arrival, offering you the chance to sign up to Danish classes for free. You will also find other providers of language training in the city of Aarhus – they are all experienced language schools and offer the same education for free. AU strongly recommends that all international students follow Danish courses while studying.

Sprogcenter Midt

Sprogcenter Midt is specialised in teaching highly trained professionals at universities and in companies. The language school has developed blended courses to meet your need for flexibility, efficiency, and an enthusiastic and social learning environment. Teaching is once a week in the afternoons/evenings on campus. You can find information on info-meetings and sign up for Danish classes on their website

In their courses, you attend 3 lessons of in-class teaching once a week and have 3 lessons of online self-study during the week, when and where it suits you. Online self-study is necessary to be able to keep up with in-class teaching. There is a mandatory module test at the end of each course. 

Danskuddannelse 3 concludes with tests on two different levels, either Prøve i Dansk 3 or the Studieprøven. 

You must pay a deposit of DKK 2,000 upon registration. You can get your deposit back if you pass your module test within the specified time frame. The module test is not the same as the aforementioned concluding examinations. For example, it is possible to take only one semester of Danish, pass the module test, and then stop or pause your Danish language education if you so wish after getting your deposit back.