Aarhus

The whole world meets at Lærdansk in Aarhus. We are Denmark's largest language center with approx. 4000 course participants from more than 100 countries. The majority are in Aarhus to work or study, while others are refugees searching for jobs. This creates an international atmosphere and an exciting learning environment, which includes spacious classrooms, a beautiful canteen and a modern multicenter with many services that support the instruction.

Contact

  • Paludan-Müllers Vej 82, 8200 Aarhus N
  • +45 87 32 54 00
  • aarhus@adm.laerdansk.dk
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Opening hours

General opening hours 

Monday 8:30 - 20:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 20:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 20:30
Thursday 8:30 - 20:30
Friday 8:30 - 12:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

The reception's opening hours
Monday-thursday: 08:30-20:30 and friday: 08:30-12:00

Telephone hours
Monday - Thursday: 08:30-15:00

Friday: 08:30-12:00

Other opening hours

Multicenter:
Monday - Thursday: 8.30-20.30 and Friday: 8.30-11.30.

Library:
Monday: 9:00-14:00 and 16.00-20.00
Tuesday: 9:00-14:00
Wednesday: 9:00-14.00
Thursday: 9:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00
Friday: Only self service 

Conversation training (Taldansk Café):
Monday - Tuesday: 10:30-18:00
Wednesday - Thursday: 10:30-18:00.

IT café:
Monday: 10-14, Wednesday: 11-15 and Thursday: 17-20.

Volunteer consultancy: 
Monday: 17:00 to 19:00.

Calendar

05/05/2016 - 07/05/2016 School closed due to national holiday "Kristi himmelfartsdag"
16/05/2016 School closed due to national holiday "Pinse"
23/06/2016 Evening courses stops for the summer
24/06/2016 Day courses stops for the summer
25/06/2016 Saturday courses stops for the summer
27/06/2015 - 03/07/2016 Summer school
04/07/2016 - 24/07/2016 Summer break - we open agian on 25/07/2016
25/07/2015 - 31/07/2016 Summer school
01/08/2016 No courses
02/08/2016 Day courses starts agian
03/08/2016 Evening courses starts agin
06/08/2016 Saturday courses
17/10/2016 - 24/10/2016 Fall break - we open agian on 25/10/2016
22/12/2016 Christmas break

Schedules

Dansish Education 3 + Danish for the Labour market (LM)

Morning

Module 1-5 + LM : Courses three times a week at 8.30am-11.15am

PAE Suppl.: Courses once a week 8.30am-11.15am

Afternoon

Module 1-5 + LM : Courses three times a week at 12:00pm to 2:45pm

PAE Suppl.: Courses once a week at 12:00pm to 2:45pm

Evening

Module 1-6 + LM: Courses twice a week at 4.30pm-6.40pm or at 7.00pm-9.10pm

Saturday 

Module 1-6 + AD: at 9:00pm to 1:10pm every Saturday

Danish Education 2 + Danish for the Labor Market (LM)

Morning

Module 1-6 + LM : Courses three times a week at 8.30am-11.15am

PAE Suppl.: Courses once a week at 8.30am-11.15am

Afternoon

Module 1-6 + LM: Courses three times a week at 12.00pm-3.30pm

PAE Suppl.: Courses once a week at 12.00pm-2.45pm

Evening

Module 1-5 + LM: Courses twice a week at  at 4.30pm-6.40pm

Module 5-6 + LM: Courses twice a week at  at 5.30pm-7.40pm

Saturday

Module 1-6 + LM:  at 9:00pm to 1:10pm every Saturday

Danish education 1 + Danish for the Labor Market (LM)

Morning

Module 1-6 + LM: Courses four times a week at 8.30am-11.15am

Afternoon

Module 1-6 + LM: Courses four times a week at 12.00pm-2.45pm

Evening

Module 1-6 + LM: Courses twice a week at 4.30pm-6.40pm

PAE

Morning

Step 1-3 + PAE start: Twice a week at 8.15am-11.25am

Mathematics step 1-2: Once a week at 8.15am-11.25am

Afternoon

Step 1-4: Twice a week at 12.00pm-3.10pm

Evening

Step 1-4: Twice a week at 4.30-7.30pm

Dyslexic-tuition

Morning

Danish education 1 + Danish education module 3-6: Once a week at 8.30am-11.30am

Afternoon

Danish education 1 + Danish education 2 Module 3-6: Once a week at 12.00pm-3.00pm

Evening 

Danish education 1 + Danish education 2 Module 3-6: Once a week at 4.30pm-6.25pm

Courses

Registration

What is the price? 

If you have a residence permit in Denmark, you are entitled to free Danish language instruction. You must be 18 years of age, registered in the National Register and have a civil registration number.

If you are a resident of a different EU country, but work in Denmark, you are also entitled to free Danish language instruction. 

If you are not entitled to free instruction, you have the option to pay for it yourself. The cost is DKK 70.00 per lesson. If you want to registrer as self-paying, contact Maria Tornslev at: maria.tornslev@adm.laerdansk.dk

Registration for academics

If you are an employee at the University of Aarhus or if you are a student KULTURSOMMERFEST, you can be registered online. Learn more and register here

General Registration: 

In order to register for the Danish courses you need:

  • Permanent residence in Denmark
  • Social security no.
  • A referral 

1. Register your adress and get a Danish Social security number
To register your Danish adress in the Population Register and get a Danish Social Security number, you can contact a Social Service office.

2. Get a referral for Lærdansk at Jobcenter Aarhus

Contact Jobcenter Aarhus to get a referral in order to participate in the Danish courses at Lærdansk for free. You can proceed in the following manners:

  • If this is the first time you're learning Danish, you can register online here. 
  • If you have completed Danish for the Labor Market or previously learned Danish at a Danish language school, you can register online through this link.
  • If you don't have access to a computer, you can contact Jobcenter Aarhus directly at Værkmestergade 5, 8000 Aarhus C.

If you have any questions along the way, you can call the Jobcenter Aarhus: +45 4185 6321.

Jobcenter Aarhus' opening hours: Monday - Fridag: 9.00-15.00 and Thursday 9.00-17.00.

3. Wait for us to contact you

When we receive the referral from the Jobcenter you will be contated by us. 

Are you not resided in Aarhus municipality? 

If you are not resided in Aarhus municipality, you have to contact a caseworker in the municipality where you pay your taxes, in order to get a referral to Lærdansk Aarhus. 

Are you not permanently resided in Denmark? 

If you are not permanently resided in Denmark, but you are able to document the fact that you are employed or are self- employed, the municipality where you work is obliged to pay for your Danish education.  

Please notice (Danish for the Labor Market students only)

If you stop Danish lessons before you have completed the five courses (forløb), you should be aware that it affects your potential for future participation in free Danish classes. You have the right to continue with Danish lessons for up to 3 years if you complete the 5 courses within 1.5 years (and take a placement test). If you do not complete within 1.5 years, you are not entitled to any more free Danish classes.

For academic students and staff

Get the most out of studying and working in Denmark. Lærdansk offers special courses for students and employees at universities and other places of education.

Learn more

For beginners

In Aarhus, we offer classes at various levels for those who are keen on beginning to learn Danish.

Learn more

For previous course participants

If you have completed Danish for the Labor Market or previously learned Danish at a Danish language school, you can continue your Danish education here in Aarhus. 

Learn more

For speakers of Scandinavian languages

Do you already speak Norwegian or Swedish? Are you working or studying in Denmark? Would you like to get better at understanding and pronouncing the soft Danish d and the silent Danish h? Lærdansk has courses that are customized to our Scandinavian brothers and sisters.

Learn more

For dyslexics

Preparatory Adult Education (PAE)

Have you taken all of the Danish instruction you are entitled to? Do you want to improve your reading, writing or math skills? The Preparatory Adult Education may be for you. Lærdansk offers courses in PAE Start, PAE Reading and PAE Mathematics.

Learn more

Courses on Saturdays

Medical Danish

Lærdansk Aarhus manages the tuition of foreign doctors in training with the funds Region Midt has provided for this purpose. 

For more information, contact our deputy head Marianne Jensen:

E-mail: marianne.jensen@adm.laerdansk.dk
Tlf: +45 50 52 83 74

Examination

Danish Examinations 1, 2 and 3

Danish Examinations 1, 2 and 3 are the conclusions of Danish educations 1, 2 and 3. The examinations are held twice per year. You can read more about the Danish examinations on the Danish Ministry of Education web site.

May - June 2016 

Danish 3 18.05.2016
Danish 2

19.05.2016

Danish 1 20.05.2016
Oral exams 10 - 23-06.2016

Evening examinations (later than 4 pm) can be placed the 14th 16th or 20th of June. 

Registration deadlines

No later than 8 March 2016 for examinations in the first half of 2016

November - December 2016

Danish 3 14.11.2016
Danish 2 15.11.2016
Danish 1 17.11.2016
Oral exams 2-15.12.2016

Evening examinations (later than 4 pm) can be placed the 7th 8th or 12th of December

Registration deadlines

No later than September 5th for examinations in the second half of 2016

Remember identification

You must bring valid photo identification with you to the examination. Read more about the requirements for photo identification on the Danish Ministry of Education web site.

Price

DKK 0.00 for students at Lærdansk

DKK 1,285.00 standard price 

Registration

Course participants at Lærdansk register with their teacher. Independent students register by contacting Lærdansk personally or signing up online.

Questions

Contact Bente Sanchez, telephone: 8732 5472, mail: bente.sanche@adm.laerdansk.dk. Telephone hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9-16. Wednesday: 12-19. Friday: 9-12.

The study examination

Once you have passed the Study Examination, you can be accepted into a number of educational programs in Denmark. The examination is held twice per year. You can read more about the Study Examination on the Danish Ministry of Education web site.

May - June 2016

Study examination 17.05.2016
Re-examination 27.05.2016
Exam listening and comprehending 02.06.2016

Registration deadlines

No later than March 8th 2016 for examinations in the first half of 2016

November-December

Study examination 14.11.2016
Exam listening and comprehending 25.11.2016

Registration deadlines

No later than Semtember 5th 2016 for examinations in the first half of 2016

Remember identification

You must bring valid photo identification with you to the examination. Read more about the requirements for photo identification on the Danish Ministry of Education web site.

Price

DKK 770.00 per examination

Registration

Course participants at Lærdansk register with their teacher. Independent students register by contacting Lærdansk personally or signing up online.

Questions

Contact Bente Sanchez, telephone: 8732 5472, mail: bente.sanche@adm.laerdansk.dk. Telephone hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9-16. Wednesday: 12-19. Friday: 9-12.

Citizenship examination

Examination date: Tuesday the 7th of June 2016
Time: 01.00 pm
Price: 738 DKK 
Registration deadline: 3rd of May 2016
Registration: CLOSED

Information about the exam (in Danish) in this document or on the ministry's website
Download educational material for the exam (in Danish)

Remember identification
You must bring valid photo identification with you to the examination. Read more about the requirements for photo identification (in Danish).

Contact: Lærdansk Aarhus or write an email to prove@adm.laerdansk.dk

The active citizen exam

Examination date: Tuesday the 7th of June 2016
Time: 11.00 am
Price: 738 DKK
Registration deadline: 3rd of May 2016
Registration: CLOSED

Information about the exam (in Danish) in this document or on the ministry's website
Download educational material for the exam (in Danish)

Remember identification
You must bring valid photo identification with you to the examination. Read more about the requirements for photo identification (in Danish).

Contact: Lærdansk Aarhus or write an email to prove@adm.laerdansk.dk

Facilities

Reception

Good reception - they know everything!

Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday: 08:30-20:30
Friday: 08:30-12:00

Telephone hours:
Monday-Thursday: 08:30-15:00
Friday: 08:30-12:00

Or you can chat with us:
Monday-Thursday: 12:30-16:00

Library

Borrow books from morning to evening - either through the staff (opening hours) or self-service checkout machines.

Monday: 9:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00

Tuesday: 9:00-14:00

Wednesday: 9:00-14.00

Thursday: 9:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00

Friday: Self-service checkout machines

Canteen

Our beautiful canteen on the 2nd floor serves wonderful, tasty food every day. Breakfast and lunch are a large buffet. In the evening, sandwiches, coffee, tea and much more.

The canteen is a socioeconomic enterprise, run in a collaboration among Lærdansk, Integrationsnet (Integration Network) and Aarhus Municipality. Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 08:00-15:00, 16:30-20:00 Friday: 8-12.30

See the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration smiley report

Multicenter

At our Multicenter, we help you improve your Danish skills. Among other things, you can use our many online programs, do grammar exercises, practice module tests, do homework, practice pronunciation and read books and magazines. If you just need to relax a little, you can do this at the Multicenter as well.

You can also play foosball with your classmates, or maybe succeed in beating your teacher at table tennis!

Remember, you also have the option of participating in the Taldansk Café at the Multicenter and practice your Danish language skills with the volunteers. The Multicenter is also where you will find our library, Counseling, choir and IT café.

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 08:30-20:30 Friday: 8.30-11.30

Extra offers

Conversation training (Taldansk Café)

Several times a week you have the opportunity to practice your oral Danish with a native speaker in our Multicenter. Volunteering Danes are ready to talk to you about anything: From module exams, to weird foods and what is going on in the city of Aarhus.

You don't have to make an appointment, you can just show up in the Multicenter one of the following days: 

Monday - Thursday: kl. 10.30-18.00

If you have any questions, you can send an e-mail to taldanskcafe@gmail.com

Taldansk Online

Fast track your Danish language skills. Online. Free. Taldansk Online is designed to be a natural fit with your lifestyle while strengthening your conversational skills in an authentic, real-time environment. Even better - participation is free.

One-on-one conversation

The participants in Taldansk Online are matched with a Danish-speaking conversation partner based on language level. After a brief introduction, the pair meets through a video call in Google Hangouts and decides how often they want to meet online.

Something to talk about

Whether talking about politics or your friends' most recent update on Facebook - it is entirely up to you. You design the topics you want to use to practice your Danish.

Multi-platform environment

All Taldansk Online meetings take place in Google Hangouts. Participation therefore requires access to the Internet, a webcam and a microphone. Google Hangouts has several functions that can help with conversations, such as Chat, Share Screen and GoogleDrive, which makes it possible for the participants to create vocabulary lists or share documents that support their conversations.

Would you like to find out more?

Read more about the program and meet our many volunteers at facebook.com/taldanskonline or contact us at taldanskonline@gmail.com.

Ready to talk? 

Taldansk Online is open for registration. Send an e-mail: taldanskonline@gmail.com

Or read and print our brochure here

Tandem Language Exchange

To learn a language you have to speak it. With Tandem Language Exchange you'll learn a new language by speaking with a native speaker while in turn helping that person with your native language.

Learn more on Tandem Language Exchange's Facebook page.

IT café

At the IT-café you can get assistance in the programs that are used at the school, contact to the public sector and a lot of other things. If you have trouble using NemID, Digital post, E-boks or Google Apps, come by the IT-café!

We speek a lot of different languages, so you have to speak Danish in order to get our help. Some of the volunteers are course participants at the school themselves, which means that they probably know the technical challenges you are facing. 

You can find the café in the middle of the Multicentre and they can assist you:
Mondays 10:00 -14:00
Wednesdays between 11:00-15:00 
Thurdays 17:00 - 20:00

You can also write us an e-mail itcafelaerdansk@gmail.com 

Or call in the café's opening hours on tlf +45 87 32 54 10

Volunteer consultancy 

Our volunteer consultancy gives you the opportunity to get answers to questions regarding different legal issues, psyko-social matters, treatment options etc. 

You can find our volunteer consultancy in the conference/meeting room located by the reception every Monday from 17:00 until 19:00. You can call the consultancy in the same timeframe on tlf: +45 26 79 03 55

You can read more about the volunteer consultancy here

Language networks

There are several language networks at Lærdansk where you can meet with others who speak your native language. In the language networks you can share your experiences with others and expand your network. Visit their Facbook pages through the links below and learn more about the language networks.

Arabic network Laerdansk
Hispanohablantes Lærdansk Aarhus
Filipino Network Laerdansk

Book club

Are you interested in literature? Do you want to use and improve your Danish? Then join the book club at Lærdansk where they read and discuss Danish literature. Learn more on the book club's Facebook page.

International Choir

Become a part of Lærdansk Aarhus' international choir, Pro Pace Aarhus International Choir, led by a professional choirleader. The choir is for both international and Danish singer-lovers. 

Practice takes place every monday 18:40 - 20:00 in the back of the Multicentre. If you would like to know more, take a look at the PRO PACE Aarhus International Choirs Facebook page here.