Denmark, Horsens

Danish Language and Culture

when 29 July 2019 - 16 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 500

The course will introduce you to Danish language and culture and give you skills and knowledge to understand Danish society and interact with Danish people.
Your communicative skills will be enhanced, while working with themes such as presentation skills, exploring the lifestyle and routines of Danish people and working and studying in Denmark. Furthermore, aspects of historical, societal and cultural interest will be included as cases or background material, developing your understanding of Danish lifestyle and society.

The programme includes three excursions (organized in the afternoon, additional to the classes) to cultural, societal or historical sites, such as museums, City Hall, secondary schools, workplaces, etc. The excursions are mandatory and will provide hands-on knowledge and material for individual presentations or group work.

Teaching and exam
The programme is based on active participation in dialogues, group work, workshops as well as individual exercises. Homework equivalent to 1-2 hours per day including reading and writing and also involves working with multimedia and exploring aspects of Danish lifestyle through conducting interviews with Danish people. Individual feedback is provided regularly during the programme and the overall learning outcome will be evaluated/tested towards the end of the programme.

Social programme
In afternoon and evenings, VIA Summer School will arrange a variety of social and cultural events to expand your knowledge of Denmark and the other participants at the VIA Summer School courses. You can decide for yourself the extent to wish you want to participate in these activities.

Target group

International students who are interested in learning Danish and obtain a fundamental knowledge on Danish society and culture. B2 level in English is required. Required Danish level is A1. You have to be able to do a small conversation in Danish containing questions and answers regarding personal information (family, age, school background, work experience) and e.g. a small presentation of your every day life.

Course aim

Through intensive Danish classes, the programme offers you an opportunity to obtain oral and written skills as well as a fundamental understanding of Danish society and culture

Fee info

EUR 500: Course fee includes:
Classes and tuition
Social programme including welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)
Goodie bag with a map of Aarhus, a water bottle and a pen
Personalised graduation certificate

Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.


No scholarships available