AU Danish Courses

Are you ready to start your Danish lessons or are you motivated to continue improving your Danish skills? We've made a comprehensive overview of the courses for Aarhus University’s international staff and accompanying partners.

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If you are looking to learn Danish, here is a comprehensive overview of the courses for Aarhus University’s international staff and accompanying partners. Before you register for any of the following classes, we recommend you look at the general information about Danish language education.  

Why do I need to take Danish courses?

The International Staff Office strongly recommends staff at AU and other accompanying family members to take language courses as part of their stay in Denmark. And yes, we know Danes do have a really good English level, that vowel sounds are hard to pronounce, and that the numeric system seems a bit odd. But trust us when we say that this new skill will make your days in Denmark much more enjoyable. You will get to know more about the culture, meet new people and make your interactions in your everyday occur with ease.  


International staff and accompanying partners/spouses at Aarhus University can receive free tuition in Danish in cooperation with CLAVIS.

Course start

We start classes at the university continuously when we have enough participants. You can also always join a class at the CLAVIS language school. The tuition will take place as classroom tuition, online or as blended learning.

  • Teaching takes place twice a week for example Tuesday and Thursday
  • From 16.30 to 18.30 or when it suits your time schedule – day, evening, or Saturday
  • Either on campus, online or at CLAVIS in Aarhus

You will get

  • Flexible classes: Online, in class or blended
  • Fast progression
  • Highly qualified teachers
  • 24/7 online access 

The tuition is specifically targeted the employees and accompanying partners/spouses and will be an addition to the life at campus and in Denmark as well as an opportunity to meet and network with international colleagues from across campus.

Pre-arrival online Danish course with CLAVIS

CLAVIS provides an 8-week online course for new international employees and accompanying partners at Aarhus University. The course gives you the opportunity to kick-start and train your Danish before arrival and get the best possible start in Denmark.

Pre-arrival online Danish

Additional offers

We also have a "Taldansk Café" with volunteers that will help you practice Danish outside classes.

Furthermore, Aarhus Municipality visits CLAVIS to help our students understand MitID and other digital communication platforms.

Read more about our Danish Education for employees and spouses at Aarhus University on CLAVIS for international employees


A2B Aarhus has been teaching Danish courses at Aarhus University since 2018. We offer small-sized classes and have dedicated teachers to give you a great learning experience. The classes we offer are located at the AU campus.

A2B offers continuous enrolment and classes start each month on multiple levels.

  • Find our upcoming classes at Aarhus University and sign up here: Danish classes at AU
  • Prepare for Prøve i dansk 3. Join a module 5 class every January or August

Upcoming courses

New beginner classes:

  • Module 1: December 6th. Mondays online 9.00-10.30 and Wednesdays in person 15.00-17.00.
  • Module 1: January 22nd. Mondays 16.30-18.30 and Wednesdays 16.30-18.00. Both days in person
  • Module 1: February 7th. Mondays online and Wednesdays in person Both days at 18.20 - 20:20.
  • Module 1: February 19th. Mondays 8:45-12:00.

New Intensive classes:

  • Intensive module 1: January 15th–January 26th: Monday-Friday every day 09:00-13:00
  • Intensive module 2: January 15th–January 29th: Monday-Friday every day 09:00-13:00

New module 5 classes that will prepare you for the next PD3 exam. New classes every August and January.

Module 3-4: Weekly admissions. Contact us for further information.

A2B Pre-arrival portal

Gear up for your new life in Denmark and kickstart your skills with our self-study Danish language and culture lessons. Future AU international staff and accompanying spouses can access the portal for 1 month free of charge.

Visit the A2B Pre-arrival portal

We are always ready to answer your questions.

Find further information at the A2B website or send a direct email

Sprogcenter Midt

We are specialized in teaching highly trained professionals at universities and in companies. We have been teaching Danish to internationals for more than 25 years.

Flexible Danish courses at all levels

We offer blended courses at AU Campus, online courses and a first introduction to the Danish language and the Danes.

Courses at AU campus

Our blended courses meet your need for flexibility, efficiency, and a social appreciative learning environment. Our courses are a combination of in-class at the AU campus once a week, online tutorials with self-study and individual feedback from your teacher.

We start courses at all levels again in January/February. Please find more information at our website.    

Read more about courses for AU staff and accompanying spouses

Until our courses start in 2024, please choose between:

Danish Online

Danish Online is 100% online education targeted towards highly educated learners, making it a great choice for you, who want an easily accessible and flexible option for learning Danish. With Danish Online, you meet weekly with your teacher and fellow learners in a virtual classroom. During the week you work independently with your new vocabulary, exercises, instructions, and assignments, which you download and upload on a digital learning platform.

Read more and sign up for Danish Online  

KICKSTART your language learning

Learn Danish for the first dialogues and get indispensable knowledge on Danish culture and values with the Sprogcenter Midt online course KICKSTART. The course will give you what you need to understand Denmark as a country and the ways of the Danes. Furthermore, you also get tips from other internationals on how to make yourself a good life in Denmark. With KICKSTART you get web-based access for 3 months.

Read more about the Sprogcenter Midt online course KICKSTART 

Danish courses at FOF

The FOF Danish language courses are an alternative to the formal (and free) Danish classes. FOF offer a range of Danish courses at all levels at a cost. If you have lost your right to free Danish Education or are looking for an alternative to the formal Danish Education, these courses are relevant for you.

Courses in spring

  • Danish for Beginners 1 (A1) - starts 31 January (Price: DKK 1580)
  • Danish for Beginners 2 (A1) - starts 25 January (Price: DKK 1580)
  • Danish for Beginners 3 (A1) - starts 20 February (Price: DKK 1580)
  • Dansk for fortsættere 1 (A2) - starts 01 February (Price: DKK 1580)
  • Dansk for fortsættere 2 (A2) - starts 29 January (Price: DKK 1580)

FOF also offers a wide range of courses and activities conducted in English (international language programme, cooking, health and fitness, music and singing, arts and crafts) at a cost.

Read more about FOF Danish classes