Students at VIA University College

Obtain basic Danish skills and
an understanding of Danish culture

Danish Language and Culture

Summer School

Explore the Danish language, culture and welfare society through this summer school at Sprogcenter Midt. Through intensive Danish classes, the programme offers you an opportunity to obtain basic oral and written skills as well as a fundamental understanding of Danish society and culture 

About the programme

  • Facts and information

    Subject: Danish Language and Culture

    Duration: 3 weeks

    Dates: 29 July - 16 August 

    Language: English

    Credits: None

    Academic level: None

    Prerequisites:  The course addresses international students, who are already enrolled or meets the requirements to enroll at a university. Students must have English B2 level. 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. Only international students can apply.

    Maximum enrolment: No maximum enrolment.

    Application deadline: 1 May, 2019, however courses with available places will remain open for application until 15 June.

    Location: Sprogcenter Midt, Emil Møllersgade 30, 8700 Horsens. 

  • Content

    In this course you will obtain basic Danish skilla and knowledge on Danish society and culture

    The course will introduce you to Danish language and culture and give you basic 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.

    You can find the programme here.

    Read more about Sprogcenter Midt here.


  • Tuition and fees

    Accommodation, meals, insurance, visa and travelling expenses are not included in the fee

    EU and non-EU citizens = 500 EUR (3735 DKK)

    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.

  • Accommodation

    Sprogcenter Midt assists students in the course in finding accommodation in Horsens and it's surroundings

    Sprogcenter Midt assists students in the Danish Language Summer Course in finding accommodation in Horsens or it's surroundings during the course, if they apply before May 1.

    Students applying before May 1 have the opportunity of private accommodation with a host family. Living with a host family, students will experience the everyday life of a Danish family and enjoy the privileges of being part of a family. Furthermore, private accommodation provides the opportunity of practicing your Danish language in everyday conversations with the family. Breakfast and private room at the host family is guaranteed. Additional meals by agreement. The host families will pick students up at Horsens Train Station or Billund Airport on arrival and return on departure.

    Students applying before May 1 can also choose accommodation at Bed & Breakfast, hostels or apartment hotels. Sprogcenter Midt can recommend various opportunities and provide contact details on request.  

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us for further information

    Use this form or contact us via the details below


    VIA University College

    Anna Kronborg Bell

    Project Manager

    VIA Summer School

    +45 87551505