LEARN DANISH FAST AND EFFECTIVE The Official Danish Language Course 1, 2, and 3

Official Danish Course 1, 2 and 3 at our language centers

Here, you can read more about The Official Danish Language Course - also known as The Certified Danish Education (Danskuddannelsen) at A2B. The Official Danish Language Course is the ministry's official Danish course, which is offered to adult foreigners in Denmark who are over 18 years old and who:

  1. have a residence permit or a permanent, legal residence in Denmark and are registered in the municipality, or
  2. have permanent residence in accordance with the EU rules on the lifting of entry and residence restrictions in connection with the free movement of labor, establishment, and provision of services, etc. and reside in a municipality.

In addition, EU cross-border commuters have the right to Danish education. EU cross-border commuters are workers who work in Denmark, or people who have established self-employment in Denmark, without living here.

Three Danish courses

The Official Danish Language Course for adult foreigners is divided into three levels: Danish Education 1, Danish Education 2 and Danish Education 3.

  • Danish Education 1 is for students who cannot read and write in their mother tongue, as well as Latin illiterates who have not mastered a European writing system. The aim of the teaching is basic skills in spoken Danish and reading/writing skills with a view to being able to cope in the Danish labor market and as a citizen in Danish society. Danish Education 1 ends with the Danish Exam 1.
  • Danish Education 2 is for course participants who have a short school and educational background from their home country. The aim of the teaching is to understand, speak, and read Danish with a view to being able to cope in the Danish labor market, in subsequent labor market training, and as a citizen in Danish society. Danish Education 2 ends with the Danish Exam 2.
  • Danish Education 3 is for students who have a medium or long school and educational background. It can be vocational training, a secondary education, or a higher education. The goal of Danish Education 3 is that the students should be able to get a job or take further education and be able to function actively as citizens in Danish society. Danish Education 3 ends with the Danish Exam 3 or Studieprøven, which is the highest level and is required in order to be able to study at a Danish university.

As a new student, you begin the Danish course by coming to a visitation interview, where the student's language and other skills are carefully ascertained. After this, it is decided which level/Danish course the individual should start.

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The Official Danish Language Course with A2B

If you are a refugee or a member of a reunified family, you must attend The Official Danish Language Course in the municipality you live in - A2B has language schools in these municipalities - unless you have a special agreement with your municipality.

If you are in Denmark to study or work and have the right to get a referral from your municipality, you can choose to attend free Danish training at A2B - regardless of which municipality you live in. You can either go to one of our language centers or follow The Official Danish Language Course 100% online, so that learning Danish becomes easy and flexible. Remember that if you work or study in Denmark, you must pay a refundable deposit of DKK 2,000 to participate.

Fill in the form below, or call +45 70 26 61 00, or click on the link here and send us an email - and we will contact you to find out how you can start The Official Danish Language Course at A2B.

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The Danish education is divided into modules

Each Danish Language Course is divided into modules - Danish Language Course 1 and 2 consist of 6 modules, and Danish Language Course 3 consists of 5 modules, after which you can choose to continue with the study test (Studieprøven), which is required in order to be able to study at a Danish university.

To progress from one module to the next, you must pass a module test at the language center (online candidates can choose between these locations). The final module concludes with a final test (exam).

There is no set time frame for any of the modules - your teacher will decide when you are ready to take module tests and to take the final exam.

What do I do if I am not entitled to free Danish education?

If you are not entitled to the free Danish education - it is the municipality you live in that decides whether you are entitled to it - you can still follow The Official Danish Language Course at A2B, by paying, or you can learn Danish for example by following our online Danish self-study course or by following our beginner's course in Danish.

Contact A2B's course coordinator on +45 70 26 61 00 or click on the link below to hear more about the options for you.

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For municipalities: we offer special courses when needed

In collaboration with the municipalities, we offer special courses at our language centers as part of the Official Danish Language Course. It can, for example, be:

  • Professional and language upskilling, particularly aimed at  sectors in the municipality that need new employees
  • Danish at the company - targeted Danish teaching for international employees at companies
  • IT upgrading for persons with low IT skills
  • Youth teams - special teams e.g. 18-25-year-olds, which take place in a youth environment
  • Parental leave classes - offered to parents on leave to ensure that language regression does not occur during absence
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Danish lessons for international employees

A2Bs offers ambitious, targeted, and effective Danish courses designed for the needs of international employees. The courses are based on the employees' jobs, working day and everyday life in Denmark, and the focus is both on learning Danish and on learning all the unwritten rules and norms that the Danes live by.

A2B has more than 10 years of experience in teaching foreigners Danish, and we can put together a Danish course that fits your needs exactly.

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Five steps - how to get started with The Official Danish Language Course at A2B as a student or employee:

  1. Contact A2B about when you can start the Danish course either online or at our language centre
  2. Contact the municipality to find out if you have a referral to free Danish education - or ask our coordinator to investigate it for you
  3. Come to a visitation interview at A2B, after which you will be placed in a Danish education level and class
  4. Pay the refundable deposit of DKK 2,000.
  5. Start The Official Danish Language Course at A2B

 

FAQs about The Official Danish Language Course (The Certified Danish Education)

Q: Who is entitled to free Danish classes?

A: As an international employee or student living in Denmark, you are generally entitled to up to five years of Danish tuition for free, if you have a referral from the municipality. Your local municipality issues the referral - and you must have a referral from the municipality before you start the course. Our coordinator or your local A2B language center can help you in the process of contacting the municipality.

Q: Where can I follow the free Danish classes?

A: As an international employee or student living in Denmark, you have the right to freely choose which language school you wish to attend. The local municipality has provided a local language school, but if you want to choose another school - e.g. closer to your job or 100% online, you have that choice.

Q: Are Danish courses free?

A: Danish courses under The Official Danish Language Course (danskuddannelsen) are free if you have a referral from the municipality in which you live. You must pay a deposit of DKK 2,000, which will be returned when you pass the modules within a given time frame.

Q: How long does it take to pass the Danish education?

A: There is no fixed time frame for completing The Official Danish Language Course - it depends on your effort and progression. An Official Danish Language Course consists of up to six modules, and you must pass the test for one module to progress to the next. The module tests are to be done at the language center, and your teacher decides when you are ready to take the next module test. The final module of the course ends with a final exam (Danish Exam 1, 2, or 3), which is held in May/June and November/December each year. You and your teacher decide when you are ready to take the final exam.

Q: What do I do if I am not entitled to free Danish education and therefore cannot get a referral from the municipality?

A: If you would like to follow The Official Danish Language Course and would like to pay to participate, this is of course possible - please find out all details by contacting A2B's course coordinator by clicking on the link below.

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