Danish for Beginners (A1)

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Danish for Beginners is designed for children over the age of 10 and for teens and adults who wish to learn the language ’from scratch’. No knowledge of Danish is required on the part of students.

In addition, the course is well suited for those who have minimal knowledge of Danish – for example, those who have never learned the grammar or have little or no practice speaking and writing.
The course is very suitable for people who want to learn Danish at their own pace and when it fits into their schedule.

Assignment instructions are provided in English and in Danish.


The course presents a basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structures. Students learn the words for e.g. greetings, numbers, days of the week, colors, months, and times of day, and they learn questions and answers to enable them to speak about personal topics like their names, ages, home towns, countries of origin, family members, homes, national cuisines, and day to day lives.

The Danes Worldwide team members focus on the close connection between language and culture, and as a result Danish for Beginners includes an element of Danish culture. Each week, a theme characteristic of Denmark and its culture is presented, for example the geography, common courtesies, the royal family, bicycles and bicycling etiquette, and much more.


Every Monday, new online materials are released. These materials are assignments based on videos showing a Danish family in a variety of typical day to day situations. Explanations of grammar and pronunciation are included, as are a considerable number of drills.

A weekly blog provides a forum for the students to write in Danish, and once a week, a formal assignment is to be submitted (in writing or as a recording). Our professional language teachers provide an individual evaluation of these assignments to each student.

The course ensures that students are trained in listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

Get an insight into some of the situations you will experience in the videos

When do I start the course?

Enrollment is possible throughout the school year. Our school years is divided into four terms, and new students can enroll by the start of each term.

Starts Ends
1st termSeptember 6, 2021November 8, 2021
2nd termNovember 15, 2021January 24, 2022
3rd termJanuary 31, 2022April 4, 2022
4th termApril 11, 2022June 13, 2022


Danish for Beginners is made up of three segments, each including 10 weekly modules. The school year starts on September 7, but it is still possible to be enrolled in one of the other terms.

Segment 1: Modules 1-10

Segment 2: Modules 11-20

Segment 3: Modules 21-30

Proficiency Level & Certificate of Completion

The three segments of Danish for Beginners correspond to level A1 (beginner level) in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, CEFR.

Upon completion of the three segments, students are issued a certificate to confirm participation in a Danish language course, level A1, offered by Danes Worldwide.


Segment 1DKK 1,795N/A
Segment 1-3DKK 4,995DKK 6,195

How do I register?

Registration and payment is made through our webshop. Remember, it’s possible to be enrolled in either one of the four terms despite the school years start in September.

Please note that no refunds are provided in the case of a cancellation made after the start of the course. In the case of a cancellation prior to the start, a fee of DKK 500 per student is applied.

Meet a former student from Danish for Beginners


Registrations cannot be cancelled once the course has started. Cancellations made prior to the start of a course are subject to an administrative fee of DKK 500 per student.

Students have access to the course from the start date until 1 month after the end.

We guarantee that students will receive individual feedback on the assignments they have submitted on time.

Questions about this Course?