Danish Language and Culture

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


Subject: Danish Language and Culture

Duration: 3 weeks

Dates: 29 July – 16 August 2019

Language: English

Prerequisites: English B2 level. No Danish skills required. Only international students can apply.

Course fee:

  • EU and non-EU citizens = 500 EUR

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.

Application deadline: 1 May, 2019

Location: Sprogcenter Midt, Emil Møllersgade 30, 8700 Horsens

About the course
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.

More information and application can be found on our English website.

Practical information
The course fee does not include food or accommodation expenses.
You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions

VIA Summer School
Project Manager
Anna Kronborg Bell
E: summerschool@via.dk
T: +45 87 55 15 05

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