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The Danish language

Even though Danes generally speak English well, as a resident in Denmark you may well benefit from learning the Danish language.

You have every opportunity to learn Danish during your stay.


The Danish Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs seeks to ensure that foreign employees and their families are well received in Denmark so they quickly feel at home, learn Danish and start establishing their own networks.


Adult foreigners can receive free Danish lessons for up to three years to facilitate their work or studies and being a citizen in Denmark.


To be eligible for Danish lessons you must:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid residence permit or Certificate of Registration in Denmark
  • Be registered in the national register in a Danish municipality

Additional information

Contact Jobcenter Aarhus for further information about Danish lessons and fees, language centres and other course providers. Danish lessons are offered by municipal or private language schools and other education centres.


Moreover, many online Danish language courses for adults and children are available, and it is also possible to borrow language courses at the library.



LærDansk (which in Danish means ‘learn Danish’) is a language centre offering Danish courses.


The aim of the courses is that you learn to speak, write and understand Danish so you find it easier to participate actively in Danish society. The lessons are divided into modules and can be concluded with a state-controlled test. LærDansk offers lessons on weekdays and on Saturdays.


Danish lessons cover, for example:

  • Danish culture and society and the Danish labour market
  • Danish in the workplace
  • Danish in the educational system
  • Danish for parents



Jobcenter Aarhus

Job & Integration

Værkmestergade 5, ground fl.

8000 Aarhus C

Telefon: 24 52 51 06

Mobil: 41 85 47 74


Week-days: 9:00-15:00
Thursdays: 9:00-17:00


Opdateret: 11.1.2016

Afdeling: Business Region Aarhus

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Telefon: +45 89 40 22 22


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