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Learn Danish in Aarhus

Most Danes speak English quite well. Nevertheless, knowing some Danish – even just basic words – can be very useful. If you follow a Danish course you will not only learn Danish, you will also get to know more about the Danish culture, Danes and meet other international students. There is no doubt that taking a Danish course will benefit you in several ways and is in most cases also necessary if you want to look for a job.

AU strongly recommend that all international students follow Danish courses while studying at Aarhus University. We have several great and experienced language schools in Aarhus who all offer a multicultural learning environment for international students at Aarhus University.

Depending on the language school you can choose between day or evening courses, some Danish courses are also available as an online activity. Courses are targeted at both beginners and those who already have some knowledge of the Danish language. Some schools also offer Danish courses online before you start studying at Aarhus University. The different Danish courses have different time lines and different prices.

Please check out all the great offers, some are made especially for international students at Aarhus University. If you have any questions about a course, time, place or price please just contact the relevant language school directly.  

Why Learn Danish

  • To develop new and unique language skills for your resume
  • To be able to apply for a student job or full time job
  • To get social with Danes To expand your networking options
  • To make it easier to do groceries, find your way and go to the movie theater
  • To get to know much more about the Danish culture
  • For fun! 

Language Schools in Aarhus

Sprogcenter Midt

Join a Danish course at Studenterhus Aarhus with Sprogcenter Midt. Read more and sign up on their web, find contact information and the upcomming courses.

Summer courses for current international students: Sign up here
Summer courses for new international students (beginning their studies in September 2021): Sign up here

The Danish Education is divided into three programmes: DU1, DU2 and DU3. Each programme consists of 5-6 modules, and each module completes with a test. The last module completes with an examination (Danish Examination).  


Linguista offers a special programme for AU students, e.g. podcast lessons before arrival, where you get introduced to Danish language and culture, a pre-arrival one week long “Fast Track Danish,” and a 12 week programme of teaching after arrival. To get more details and see more great options visit their homepage.    

Lærdansk Language School

Lærdansk has different great offers for you, both online pre-arrival options and blended learning courses after arrival. Check out the different options, and get many more details on how to sign up on their homepage.  


International students at Aarhus University can receive the certified Danish Education at CLAVIS. The courses will be an addition to your life as a student in Denmark and classes can take place morning, afternoon, evening, during the weekends or online. Check out more details and how to sign up here.  


A2B offers the certified Danskuddannelse, which is an intensive Danish course consisting of three levels. More courses will follow before semester start, with focus on subjects relevant to your studies or profession and themes related to everyday life in Denmark, Danish society, culture and mind-set. To find more info and see new courses from mid-August, please visit their homepage.  

UCplus Dansk

The official way to Danish at UCplus Dansk 

Learn Danish, expand your network and boost your career. We offer the Official Danish Language Education programmes free of charge and flexible classes with online - and classroom lessons.

Sign up for free Danish lessons at ucplusdansk.dk