There are lots of Danish Language schools including several online ones and even some great home study courses.
Which school or course you choose will depend on several factors. Some of the schools are classes taking at a particular location with other expats trying to master Dansk.
Some Dansk Language schools will offer free tuition through your kommune, while others will be tuition based. There are other courses, which are online and you never have to step into a classroom. There are also great package courses, which can really give you a great headstart if you are not in Denmark and want to start learning now.
Your first step (if in Denmark) is to talk to your kommune. Ask them if they have a Danish Language school that you can be sent to. Usually if you are a new resident, you can get free classes for the 1st year or two. This will depend on your residency status, the kommune and availability. But always check that out first. Can save you a lot of money.
Below is a list of sprog skoler (Danish for language schools). Most are in Sjælland, but many of the schools have locations in other parts of Denmark, so check each one out and see what will fit you best.
Schools like LærDansk, have offices all over the country, so look for a location close to you. Same goes with LOF and VUC skoles, which are everywhere. The other schools are mostly one or two locations within the same area.
Another great way to locate a school near you, is to go to Dansk Sprogcentre , which has a map that includes 90% of all the language schools in Denmark. If you do not find anything there or on the list below. Try searching for "sprogskole" or "sprogcentre" in google.dk. Put in your city or kommune after the above terms and that should give you a good result.
For example, if you live in Sonderborg, put in Sprogskole Sonderborg. It is also advisable to contact your kommune for assistance and also at your local job center. While waiting to get started there is also lots of books, tapes and courses available at many local libraries. If your library does not have a course they can order one from another library. Ask your local librarian for help if neeeded. Speak Danish (see below) has some online help to get you started too!
Held og lykke. (Good luck!)
And here are those Danish Language schools. In alphabetical order. If I miss some and you wish to have it listed, just email me and will update the page.
My wife studied with Lær Dansk for 3 years and found the convenience of the home study great, but it was a bit time consuming with her work schedule and daily commute. It helped but like all the language courses, they are time consuming and draining on your energy.
If you know of other schools which are not included in the above list, please let us know so we can keep updating the list for any expat who needs to find a school near them. Recommendations or comments about schools are also welcome.
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