There are lots of Danish Language schools including several online ones and even some great home study courses. Up til 2018, Danish classes were free to expats, yet the government stopped that program since it was too costly. The program has now been reintroduced in 2020, yet with some restrictions. Students that qualify, will have to pay a refundable 2000kr deposit to take a course. In order to get their money back, they have to finish the course in a certain time, keep absentism to a minimun and pass the test. Depending on how well they comply with those rules will reflect how much of their deposit they get back.
Which school or course you choose will depend on several factors. Not all schools will offer the free course option, yet most are trying to compete with reasonable prices.
You should first talk with your kommune about getting the free course. If you do not have that option or can afford the deposit, you can take the next option and contact a local language school known as a "sprogcenter" or "sprogskole".
In order to get the right Danish language school for you, check out their websites and also look for personal reviews.You can check out trustpilot.dk and see if there have been complaints and accolades. Here are some simple questions you can ask to narrow down your choices.
Below are some of the best known language schools. Do your own research to find out which one works bet for you. Remember staff and ownership change a lot, so up to date information is the best way to find a good school.
Danish Language Schools like LærDansk, have offices all over the country, so look for a location close to you. They often work with kommunes to help expats learn Danish, so I would suggest you contact them first. Same goes with LOF and VUC skoles, which are everywhere.
And here are those Danish Language schools. In alphabetical order by region. If I miss some and you wish to have it listed, just email me and will update the page.
Campus Bornholm (on Bornholm)
Lindevangs Allé 8-12
Sprogcenter Nordsjælland, Hillerød
A very popular
danish language school
UCplus Sprogcenter, København
Vestegnens Sprog- og Kompetencecenter, Glostrup
Vestegnens Sprog- og Kompetencecenter, Kastrup
Vestegnens Sprog- og Kompetencecenter, Ballerup
AOF Sprogcenter Nordvest
Center for Dansk
CLAVIS Sprogcenter, Roskilde
Sprogcenter Nordsjælland, Frederiksværk
UCplus Sprogcenter, Skovlunde
UCplus Sprogcenter, Greve
AOF Nord Frederikshavn Sprogcenter
Jammerbugt Sprog- og Kompetencecenter
UCplus Sprogcenter Farsø
Norddjurs Kommunes Sprogundervisning
Sprogcenter Midt, Skanderborg
Sprogcenter Midt Horsens
Sprogcenter Midt, Silkeborg
AOF Dansk Esbjerg
AOF Dansk Vejen
AOF Dansk Varde
AOF Dansk Ribe
AOF Sprogcenter Aabenraa
Dansk Bureauet - is a more high end intensive training and is geared more to professional language students, yet you may wish to check them out if it sounds like your cup of tea.
Multi Dansk - this is an online site run by Silkeborg Kommune, yet it is undergoing lots of changes and not fully functional.
Net Dansk - another online language portal
Speak Danish - an online tutorial portal
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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