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In Denmark adult foreigners moving to Denmark are normally entitled to free Danish courses during the first 5 years in the country. The courses will help you improve your language skills and cultural knowledge.
- You can get the deposit reimbursed when you have passed the module test on the module in which the deposit relates. You can also choose to transfer the deposit to the next module.
- You can get the deposit reimbursed if you decide not to continue the Danish Education if you, for instance, decide to end your stay in Denmark.
- The deposit will be reimbursed at the latest when you have finished your Danish Education with the final exam
How do I sign up for a language course?
Roskilde Municipality refers new students to Danish language courses. To get a referral, please contact Roskilde Jobcenter, where you can also get answers to other questions about Danish language courses.
If you are employed or self-supporting, you can also contact the language school directly. In Roskilde, it is the language school CLAVIS that offers Danish language courses.
When CLAVIS has received the referral, they will invite you for a sign up and level placement interview. At the interview, they will find the type of course which best matches your language level.
When and where do the courses take place?
The courses are flexible and effective. CLAVIS offers morning -, afternoon -, evening - and weekend classes. Courses are given at CLAVIS Roskilde, at companies all over greater Copenhagen and for foreign students and employees at Roskilde University and Risø, DTU.
Through CLAVIS’ cooperation with major international companies in greater Copenhagen, they also offer intensive Danish courses for their employees and spouses. Many of these courses are held at the companies.
Which courses are offered?
Danish Education 1, 2 and 3
Danish Education is free of charge for the target group. The courses are divided into 3 levels – Danish Education 1, 2 and 3.
Danish Education 1 is for students who cannot read or write in their own language.
Danish Education 2 is for students with short educational background and who had not learned foreign languages before.
Danish Education 3 requires a minimum of 12 years of schooling and is for foreigners who may speak one or more foreign languages besides their native language. At Danish Education 3, you are expected to be a quick learner of Danish as a second language. You will be able to navigate in the Danish society, and to work or study at an institution for higher education in Denmark. Danish education 3 can be concluded with Danish 3 examination/PD3. It is possible to use PD3 examination for application for Danish citizenship.
Private classes in Danish
You can also contact CLAVIS directly for tailor made, individual courses in Danish.