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Danish Language Courses

Denmark has one official language: Danish. However, there are several minority languages spoken throughout the territory, if you include The Faeroe Islands and Greenland.

Danes are taught English from a very young age and 86% of all Danes speak English as a second language. Therefore it is fairly easy for foreigners to move to Denmark and still be able to communicate with Danes. that being said, it is important to know that Danish is still spoken and used by your colleagues, your neighbours, in the local supermarket and by the Danish authorities. Typically, people wonder if it is possible to take a position at CBS without learning the Danish language.

Danish language courses

In Denmark all self-supporting citizens are eligible for a Danish language education offered by the municipality. When you have registered in Denmark you receive a referral letter to begin a Danish course at a local language centre. The letter might be sent via your e-Boks. Each course consists of 6 modules and at the end of each course, you can take an exam to prove your Danish language skills. The Danish language education programme is free, however you need to make a deposit of DKK 2,000.00 before you can start each module. You can find an overview of the Danish language education programme here.

If you would like to participate in Danish courses for beginners at Studieskolen, you can find more information via this link.

You sign up for an information meeting where you will be further informed about options related to Danish lessons. Please notice that the information meetings are especially designed for participants at the beginner´s level. In connection with the courses above begin-

ner´s level there will be a test in order to determine the right level of Danish.

If you would like to sign up for Danish classes above the beginner´s level you can find more information in this link


The page was last edited by: HR // 06/29/2023

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