English Teaching and Learning in a Communicative Context

VIA Teaching English as a Foreign Language


Would you like to experience education in Denmark? Would you like to learn how to teach English as a foreign language? Then sign up for the exchange programme Teaching English as a Foreign Language!

About the programme

  • Facts

    Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    Duration of the programme: 30 ECTS

    Programme start:  February

    Application deadline: 1st November

    Study location: Silkeborg.
    Read more about Campus Silkeborg

    Language: English

  • Structure and content

    Spend a semester learning and teaching English as a Foreign Language.

    The exchange programme consists of three modules, each of which has its own set of requirements for completion.

    1. Teaching English as a foreign language

    • This module deals with communicative competence in English in the primary school and teacher education, including views of English as a subject and a language. And it serves as both a theoretica base for the practical application of English teaching in module 2 and 3.

    2. Culture and intercultural communicative comptetence

    • This module adds a cultural component to module 1. It aims to qualify student teachers' creative and practical insight into learning design, focusing on cultural aspects of English-speaking countries as well as criteria for selecting texts of a variety of genres. 

    3. Educational practice in primary school

    • This module introduces students to the teaching profession in Denmark and involves hands-on teaching at a primary school. That means the module offers an opportunity to gain experience in planning, delivering and evaluating lessons.

    More information

    Read about the modules (pdf)

  • Enrolment

    The programme is open to both Danish and international students.

    The exchange programme Teaching English as a Foreign Language is open to both Danish and international students.

    Language requirements

    If you would like to study for a semester at VIA University College, you must be able to speak and write English well.

    You must be able to understand spoken English when following courses and to be able to write your homework and other assignments and reports in English (equivalent to level B2).

  • How to apply

    Application deadline is 1 November.

    You can participate in the exchange semester during springtime from February-June

    When to apply?

    Application deadline: 1 November

    Who can apply?

    Both Danish and international students can apply to be candidates for Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

    Apply now

    Learn how to apply and get the application form

  • Fees and tuition

    Exchange students from institutions with a bilateral partner do not have to pay tuition fees
    Are you studying at an institution in your home country with a bilateral partner agreement with VIA University College? If you are in doubt, check with the international office at your institution.

    No bilateral partner agreement

    For students from institutions with no bilateral partner agreement there is a tuition fee of 5,000 Euro per semester
  • Student counselling

    Need help before applying?

    It might be helpful for you to talk to the international counsellor before applying.

    Please contact our International Counsellor Alice Hindsgavl Buhrmann, who will
    assist you.

    Alice Hindsgavl Buhrmann
    T: +45 87 55 31 14
    E: ahin@via.dk

  • Contact

    If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact us.

    VIA University College
    Campus Silkeborg
    Nattergalevej 1
    DK-8600 Silkeborg

    T: +45 87 55 31 14
    E: ahin@via.dk

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