FAQ

Here you will find answers to some of the general questions that many course participants ask us about the Danish language courses and examinations. If you have a specific question for your local language center, you can find all of the contact information under the LANGUAGE CENTERS menu item.

Registration 

How do I register for courses and examinations?

You do this at your local language center. To receive free Danish language instruction, you must remember to bring a referral from your municipality or from your job center.

See all Lærdansk language centers.

Am I entitled to free Danish language instruction?

You are entitled to free Danish language instruction from Lærdansk, if you
either reside in Denmark (residence permit)

  • or are a citizen of the EU working in Denmark (work permit)
  • and have a civil registration number
  • and are 18 years of age

Read more about your rights and options at this web site: www.nyidanmark.dk

I am not entitled to receive free Danish language instruction. Do I have the option to pay for it myself?

Yes. If you do not meet the requirements for free Danish language instruction, you have the option to pay for it yourself. The price is DKK 73.50 per lesson. The number of lessons varies from course to course.

See all of the courses at Lærdansk.

Lærdansk does not have a language center in my municipality. Can I still study at Lærdansk?

If Lærdansk does not have a language center in your municipality, you have two options:

  • Your workplace can arrange for courses at the workplace. The courses can be held in the day or evening. Ask your employer if the workplace has an agreement with Lærdansk.
  • You can take a Danish course through Netdansk, which is an online Lærdansk language center. Netdansk is a good option, if you are familiar with using computers and used to studying.

More about Netdansk

I have completed DU1. When can I proceed to DU2?

This is not how it works. TDUI1, DU2 and DU3 are stand-alone courses. You can only take one course.

Courses

What is the difference between Danish 1, Danish 2 and Danish 3?

The three courses are directed toward course participants with different qualifications for learning Danish. When you register, you answer some simple questions about your level of education and language skills. Then Lærdansk finds the course that is best suited to you.

Read more about the courses from Lærdansk.

How do I choose the right Danish course?

When you register, you answer some simple questions about your level of education and language skills. Then Lærdansk finds the course that is best suited to you.

How long does the course last?

It varies from course to course. Most of the course participants begin with the Danish for the Labor Market course, which is comprised of 250 lessons that must be completed within 18 months.

When does the course start?

You will not need to wait long to get started on your Danish course at Lærdansk. We start new classes every week or every other week. Contact your local Lærdansk language center to find out when you can start.

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Can I take a Danish course online?

Yes. If you are familiar with using computers and used to studying, you can take a Danish course through Netdansk, the online Lærdansk language center. Here you will receive customized, one-on-one instruction online. You set the pace yourself.

More about Netdansk

Can I take a Danish course before I arrive in Denmark?

Yes. Netdansk is the online Lærdansk language center. Here you will receive customized, one-on-one instruction online. You set the pace yourself. Netdansk is a good option, if you understand and write English.

More about Netdansk

The classes 

Where does the course take place?

The course generally takes place at your local Lærdansk language center. However, some companies have an agreement for courses at the workplace. If you choose to study on Netdansk, the course takes place online at the time and place of your choosing.

When does the course take place?

Most Lærdansk language centers offer courses during the day as well as the evening. That makes it possible to combine your Danish course at Lærdansk with studies or work.

How many hours per week?

The course is typically comprised of 10 to 20 lessons per week. The number of lessons per week varies from course to course. The number of hours you spend on homework and assignments will vary considerably. However, you should plan on having homework every day.

Prices

What does the course cost?

The course from Lærdansk is free, if you

  • either reside in Denmark (residence permit)
  • or are a citizen of the EU working in Denmark (work permit)
  • and have a civil registration number
  • and are 18 years of age

If you do not meet the requirements, you have the option to pay for it yourself. The price is DKK 73.50 per lesson. The number of lessons varies from course to course.

What do the examinations cost?

If you are entitled to courses at Lærdansk free-of-charge, you are also entitled to take the examinations free-of-charge.

If you pay for the course yourself, or are doing independent study, you must pay to take the examinations. The prices vary from examination to examination and language center to language center. Contact your local Lærdansk language center to find out more about prices and deadlines.

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What do books and other materials cost?

You borrow textbooks and dictionaries from Lærdansk.

You yourself must purchase pencils, notebooks, etc.

Examinations

Can I register for an examination without participating in a course at Lærdansk?

Yes. If you are doing independent study, you can register for the examinations at Lærdansk.

If you are doing independent study, you decide whether you want to take the examinations for DU1, DU2 or DU3.

See dates, deadlines and prices at your local Lærdansk language center.

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What is the benefit of taking a Danish course and passing an examination from Lærdansk?

With Danish instruction and an examination certificate from Lærdansk, you can document that you speak, read and write Danish. That is a big advantage when searching for work.

An examination certificate from Lærdansk can also gain admission to various educational programs. Read more about educational program opportunities at the EducationalGuide (UddannelsesGuide) web site, www.ug.dk.

Which Danish course should I choose, if I want Danish citizenship?

Danish education 3 (DU3) and the accompanying examination (DP3) are prerequisites for obtaining Danish citizenship. Read more about the conditions for citizenship on the web site www.nyidanmark.dk.