Even though your child may hear and speak Danish at home, he or she may not be capable of developing his or her vocabulary and written language skills to match the requirements of Denmark’s public school system. Should your family return to Denmark, a deficiency in Danish language skills could become a serious educational problem for your child.
How do the online courses work?
Students uses our online learning portal, where our teachers provide personalized feedback to each student.
Every Monday for 40 weeks, new assignments open up for our students to complete when it suits their schedule.
You should expect 1½ to 2½ hours of work per week, depending on grade level and Danish proficiency.
However, older students can expect up to three hours of work per week at times.
We work with the Danish language just like in the primary school, so all texts and materials are in Danish. There are no English translations or subtitles, so your child must have approximately age-appropriate spoken and written Danish to get the full benefit of the lessons.
All students are offered an online test, which we use to recommend an appropriate grade level.
Educational films about Denmark
Every school year, we produce a series of films for use in our teaching. In the films, our teachers present different aspects of Danish culture in a broad sense. For example, it could be H.C. Andersen, cycling culture, the Vikings or homelessness.
The school year begins in September and ends in June. The school year is divided into four terms of 10 weeks each. Each week, students are presented with new assignments to complete.
You can enroll your child at the start of school in September or at the start of a period during the year. If we are more than three weeks into the current term, you can only attend classes in the following period.
1st term, 10 weeks
Monday, September 4, 2023
2nd term, 10 weeks
Monday, November 13, 2023
3rd term, 10 weeks
Monday, January 29, 2024
3rd, 10 weeks
Monday, April 8, 2024
Christmas vacation is scheduled for week 52
Everything is included
– Specially developed online lessons by trained and experienced Danish teachers – Individual feedback on all submitted assignments by the same teacher every week – Follow-up in the event that the student fails to submit assignments – Possiblility for personal contact and parent collaboration – Access to the learning portal and all materials – Free access to novels (e-books) – Four annual “Danes-film” – educational films on various topics within Danish culture, nature and history – Annual reading and spelling tests – Course certificate in Danish – Trained reading tutor and access to NOTA for students with dyslexia and other diagnosed reading disabilities
Sara Jyde Nielsen studies Danish at Danes Worldwide. In this video, she shares her experience of learning Danish online while living abroad.
9th grade test
If your child wants to finish 9th grade with the official final exam (FP9), it is possible at Den Danske Sommerskole when you have followed the entire 9th grade online. The final exam puts you in a good position for admission to a youth education program in Denmark.