Staff and spouses at University of Southern Denmark

We offer international staff members and their spouses free Danish courses at beginner and advanced levels. The courses are planned as a cooperation between University of Southern Denmark and Lærdansk Odense and the courses take place on campus. We have highly educated and experienced teachers and use modern materials to ensure a fast and efficient learning process


The University of Southern Denmark is a parallel language work place, where both Danish and English are used as working languages. This is why we offer new international employees a variety of special and customised Danish language courses. 

To enrol in the programme, you need to contact your department secretary or Carolin Lemke Jensen from HR Development at, within two weeks of obtaining your CPR number. Participation in the programme is free, as are all teaching materials. 
Assesment Meeting: 
You will be invited to an assesment meeting with a language consultant from Lærdansk. Based on this meeting, the language consultant will determine your level and place you in an appropriate class. If you have a spouse/partner, he or she will receive the same offer. Programme participants are matched with regard to level and learning objectives. 
Where and when: 
Teaching will take place during normal working hours. The classes are currently held at different locations at SDU. You will receive an email with information about time and place.