Danish Language Course – University of Copenhagen

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Danish Language Course

Three-week international summer school: 7th to 29th of August 2017

The Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics offers 3-week intensive Danish language summer courses in August. The courses consist of classes in the morning and an optional cultural activities programme in the afternoon.

Student target-group

The courses in Danish as a Foreign Language for International Students at the University of Copenhagen consist of intensive language instruction classes. Danish is studied and taught as a foreign language for communicative as well as academic purposes. In accordance with a discursive view of language and a primarily cognitive view of language acquisition the courses integrate theoretical knowledge of lexicon, grammar and phonology in the process of developing communicative competences in modern Danish, spoken and written.

Curriculum and levels

The Danish Language Course is 7.5 ECTS. Applicants choose one level. 

The following levels are offered:

Beginners’ level 1      (equals A1 on the CEFR-scale)
Beginners’ level 2      (equals A2 on the CEFR-scale)
Lower Intermediate   (equals B1 on the CEFR-scale)
Upper Intermediate   (equals B2 on the CEFR-scale)
Advanced                   (equals C1 on the CEFR-scale)  - CANCELLED

All levels (except Advanced) are offered as summer school courses.

Please note that we reserve the right to cancel upper-level courses due to low participation. However, we encourage applicants to nevertheless apply for upper level courses. Applicants will receive more information about whether or not the courses will be offered by 1 June.

The curriculum for the course Danish Language Course is available here: Curriculum for Danish as a Foreign Language


Duration: 3 weeks in August, 4 lessons daily ( Monday – Friday at 9:00 – 13:00).
N.B.: The course is very intensive and students are requested to be present right from the start.
Contents and aims: See general information or curriculum
Form of teaching:
Classroom instruction, group and pair work.
Language of instruction: Danish
Levels offered: Beginners’ level 1, Beginners’ level 2, Lower Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced.
For more information about the different levels see the curriculum.
Form of evaluation: Oral test (50%) and written test (50%). Test admission requires participation in a minimum of 80% of the total number of Danish language instruction classes.

Opening Session

The Opening Session takes place in the morning on the first day of the course – just before the first class. At the Opening Session you will receive a short introduction to The University of Copenhagen and to Southern Campus as well as receive general information about the Danish Language Course. Furthermore the Cultural Activities Program will be presented.
Books can be purchased right after the Opening Session.

After the Opening Session you will be divided in to your classes and start the lessons with your teacher.

Cultural Activities Programme

The Cultural Activities include lectures, excursions and social activities offered in the afternoons from approx. 13.30-16.00. Excursions will be made to sites of historical, cultural and social interest including guided tours to museums and exhibitions. For examples of a Cultural Activities Programme please see the box to the right on top of the page.

Tuition fee

For information on tuition fees, please visit the Faculty of Humanities summer school website

Information on living costs and costs of accommodation is available at the UCPH website for international students.

Application and deadline

Application procedure

Applicants apply for the Danish Language summer school course by submitting an application form to Education & Student Services at the Faculty of Humanities.

Application form for summer school Danish Language Course

The application form, along with all required documents, is submitted by e-mail to gueststudents@hum.ku.dk

Application deadline

We are now accepting second round applications. Deadline: 1 June 2017. 


For information about admission, tuition fees and registration, please contact gueststudents@hum.ku.dk.

For information about academic content, please contact the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics by e-mail: danlangc@hum.ku.dk