About Sprogcenter Aalborg
Sprogcenter Aalborg follows the National Curriculum for Courses, Tests and Examinations in Danish as a Second Language.
More than 1000 students from around the world study Danish at the language centre.
Information for students
New student at Sprogcenter Aalborg?
The Sprogcenter Aalborg offers free Danish courses to newcomers to Denmark who:
- are at least 18 years old
- live in Denmark (Aalborg Kommune)
- have a Danish identification number (CPR)
Refundable course deposit
When you enroll in a Danish course, you will be charged a refundable deposit of DKK 2.000. You cannot attend classes until you have paid the deposit. You will be contacted regarding payment after signing up.
The deposit can be reimbursed, when you pass the module test concluding the module you are in - provided that you pass the test within the time limit set for the module.
If you stop attending Danish classes without passing the module test concluding the module you are in within the time limit set for the module - or - if you do not pass the final exam - the deposit can not be reimbursed.
If you want a refund of your deposit you must contact Sprogcenter Aalborg in writing with information about your bank account number.
The time limits set for the various modules:
Module 1: 6 months
Module 2: 6 months
Module 3: 7 months
Module 4: 8 months
Module 5: 9 months
Module 6: 9 months
The voucher system - klippekortet
You are entitled to Danish Education for up to five years after arriving in Denmark. Within this 5 year period, you are entitled to three and a half years of free Danish lessons. All self-supporting students signing up for Danish classes will be assigned a voucher.
Who gets a voucher to study Danish?
- foreigners who are in Denmark to study or work
- accompanying spouses
- foreigners who have been granted family reunification with a Danish citizen pursuant to EU regulations
- au pair persons
What is a voucher for Danish Education?
A voucher holds up to 6 units. Each unit covers one module of a given Danish Education.
A module must be completed within a specific number of months.
The time limits set for the various modules:
Module 1 = 4 months
Module 2 = 5 months
Module 3 = 7 months
Module 4 = 8 months
Module 5 = 9 months
Module 6 = 9 months
Total = 42 months
Important: It is always up to the language school to decide when a student is ready for a module test. This means that a teacher may sign up a student for a test before the time alotted for a given module has expired.
How does the voucher system work?
The voucher is activated two months from the date you receive an offer of free Danish language classes (ie. two months from date listed on the referral letter you receive in your e-boks).
If you wish to make use of the offer of free Danish education you need to sign up for Danish language classes at the website of Sprogcenter Aalborg: www.sprogcenteraalborg.dk
Important: If you do not wish to start attending Danish classes within two months of the date listed on your referral letter, please contact Sprogcenter Aalborg immediately by secure mail.
If you do not sign up for free Danish classes or if you do not contact the language school to postpone your start within two months from the date of your referral letter, the voucher will be activated automatically anyway.
Once the voucher has been activated it can only be stopped when you pass the module test concluding the module that you are in.
After you have passed a module test, the voucher expires and the next voucher is automatically activated. You can not transfer time from one voucher to the next.
If you do not pass your module test within the time allotted by the voucher, the following voucher will be activated automatically. As a consequence, you may not have enough vouchers to complete an entire Dansih Education (Modules 1-6).
The language school administers your vouchers. Feel free to ask the administration or the teachers how many vouchers you have left.
Is it possible to take a break?
If you would like to take a break between two module, you need to inform the language school at the latest when you sit for the module test.
If you choose to tahe a break in the middle of a module, the voucher remains activated and you can not stop it.
Can the voucher be prolonged?
The voucher cannot be prolonged due to illness or if you are absent from a module test; however, Aalborg Kommune is obliged to prolong the voucher if you are seriously ill.
Find the right Danish course
The education programme is divided into three levels of Danish courses - each of which is divided into modules. Each module ends with a test and each course concludes with a government-certified examination. Your school background determines which Danish course is the right one for you.
Danish course 1
Danish course 1 is primarily for students with no or little educational background. The course concludes with the Danish Exam 1.
Danish course 2
Danish course 2 is primarily for students with a short educational background, who have attended school for 8-10 years. The course concludes with the Danish Exam 2.
Danish course 3
Danish course 3 is for students with more than 12 years of educational background. The course concludes with the Danish Exam 3.
The Higher Education Examination (Studieprøven)
"Studieprøven" is for students having passed the Danish course 3 with exellence. This exam is required for admission to most universities in Denmark.
FVU is a free course for students who have already learned some Danish and want to improve their reading, writting and spelling skills. In order to attend FVU at the Sprogcenter Aalborg, you have to sit for a placement test (screening). This programme is not open to beginners.
Sprogcenter Aalborg offers a programme of study consisting of online activities only. This programme is not open to beginners.
Find the right time for your Danish classes
The Sprogcenter Aalborg offers daytime and evening courses at all levels:
Danish Education 1 and 2: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 am to 3.15 pm.
Danish Education 3: Monday, Thursday and Friday from 12 am to 3.15 pm. Monday classes are online classes.
Your educational background determines which course level will be suitable for you.
- Danish Education 1 and 2: Classes twice a week from 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm. (Mondays/Wednesdays).
- Danish Education 3: Classes twice a week from 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm. (Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays. Wednesday/Thursday classes are online classes).
- Online-classes (100% online activities) - not recommended for beginners and preferably for a short period of time only.
Danish courses at the AAU Campus
The Sprogcenter Aalborg will provide tuition for students/employess at the AAU Campus, if a sufficient number of students sign up.
The Study Center and library
As a student at Sprogcenter Aalborg you have free access to our study center. Here you can:
- borrow and read books
- use our computers
- do your homework
- speak Danish with volunteers
Monday: 11 am - 2 pm and 5.15 pm - 7.15 pm
Tuesday: 11 am - 2 pm and 5.15 pm - 7.15 pm
Wednesday: 5.15 pm - 7.15 pm
Thursday: 11.45 am - 14.45 pm
Friday: 11.45 am - 14.45 pm
The Study Center hosts a volunteer programme. Students are invited to contact the volunteer corps to practice speaking Danish.
For more information, please contact:
Ole Van Santen
Danish Exam 1, 2 and 3
At the Sprogcenter Aalborg you can sit for the following Danish language exams:
Danish Exam 1
Danish Exam 2
Danish Exam 3
You can take a Danish language exam after completing the last module of your Danish course. When you and your teacher think you are ready, your teacher will sign you up for the exam.
You can also sign up for one of the three Danish Exams as an independent student. The sign-up fee for independent students is DKK 1.417.
Danish Exam 1, 2 and 3 are held twice a year - in May/June and November/December.
Calender: Danish Exams 1, 2 and 3: Winter 2021:
Danish Exam 1 - written: November 11th, 2021
Danish Exam 1 - oral: From December 6th to 17th, 2021
Danish Exam 2 - written: November 10th, 2021
Danish Exam 2 - oral: From December 6th to 17th, 2021
Danish Exam 3 - written: November 9th, 2021
Danish Exam 3 - oral: From December 6th to 17th, 2021
Registration deadline for all exams: August 30th, 2021
Calendar: Danish Exams 1, 2 and 3: Summer 2022: To be announced October 1st, 2021
Danish Exam 1 - written: May 19th, 2022
Danish Exam 1 - oral: June 13th - 24th, 2022
Danish Exam 2 - written: May 18th, 2022
Danish Exam 2 - oral: June 13th - 24th, 2022
Danish Exam 3 - written: May 17th, 2022
Danish Exam 3 - oral: June 13th - 24th, 2022
Registration deadline for all exams: March 7th, 2022
Studieprøven (The Higher Education Examination)
This examination concludes module 6 of Danish Course 3. The exam is needed when you apply for higher education in Denmark. The exam is held twice a year.
Calender: Studieprøven: Winter 2021
Studieprøven - written: November 8th, 2021
Studieprøven - oral: From December 6th to December 17th, 2021
Registration deadline: August 30th, 2021
The sign-up fee for independent students is DKK 1.700.
Calender: Studieprøven: Summer 2022: To be announced October 1st, 2021.
Studieprøven - written: May 16th, 2022
Studieprøven - oral: June 13th - 24th, 2022
Registration deadline: March 7th, 2022
Indfødsretsprøven (The Danish Citizenship Test)
As a part of applying for Danish citizenship you must pass a test demonstrating that you have a certain knowledge of Danish society, culture and history. The test is held twice a year.
Calendar: Indfødsretsprøven (The Danish Citizenship Test): Winter 2021
Test: November 24th, 2021, 13:00-13:45
Registration deadline: October 20th, 2021.
The sign-up fee for Indfødsretsprøven (The Danish Citizenship Test) is DKK 815.
Calendar: Indfødsretsprøven: Summer 2022
Test: June 1st, 2022
Registration deadline: May 4th, 2022
Medborgerskabsprøven (The Active Citizen Exam)
The Active Citizen Exam tests your knowledge of Danish democracy, every day life, culture and history. You must pass the Active Citizen test to for permanent residence. The test is held twice a year.
Calendar: Medborgerskabsprøven: Winter 2021
Test: November 24th, 2021, 11:00-11:30
Registration deadline: October 20th, 2021.
The sign-up fee for The Danish Citizenship Test is DKK 815.
Calendar: Medborgerskabsprøven: Summer 2022
Test: June 1st, 2022
Registration deadline: May 4th, 2022
- or registrer and pay for test at the school administration.
Holidays and vacations: August 2020 - July 2021
First day of classes after the summer vacation:
- Day classes: August 10th, 2021
- Evening classes: August 16th, 2021
Christmas Vacation: December 24th, 2021 - January 3rd, 2022
Winter Vacation: February 19th - February 27th, 2022
Easter Vacation: April 9th - April 18th, 2022
General Prayer Day: April 13th, 2022
Ascension Day: May 26th - May 29th, 2022
Whit Monday: June 6th, 2022
Last day of classes before the summer vacation: July 8th, 2022
First day of classes after the summer vacation, 2021: August 8th, 2022
All days listed above are included.
I have received a referral letter from Aalborg Kommune regarding a Danish course. How do I get started?
As a new citizen in Aalborg, you will receive a letter from Aalborg Kommune offering you free Danish courses at Sprogcenter Aalborg. The offer is valid for a five-year period, counting from at most two months after you receive the letter from Aalborg Kommune - unless you have arranged a different starting date with us. Please notice:
- You must let the sprogcenter know - at least one month in advance - when you wish to start attending classes. If you fail to do so, your voucher will be activated automatically 2 months after you receive your referral, even though you are not attending classes.
- You sign up for classes on our website.
I have received a referral letter from Aalborg Kommune regarding a Danish course. I wish to postpone my start date with four months?
- If you wish to accept the offer of free Danish courses, but want to postpone your start, you must contact Sprogcenter Aalborg within 2 months of receiving the referral to let us know.
- Please notice, that if you do not contact the sprogcenter, the voucher you have for learning Danish will automatically be activated.
How do I register for a Danish course at the Sprogcenter Aalborg?
You can register on this website: Register / sign up. Remeber to attach your residence permit.
Is it possible to pay off the deposit over several months?
No, the full deposit must be paid before tuition starts.
How is my payment of the deposit reimbursed?
If you want to stop attending classes, you must contact Sprogcenter Aalborg in writing via our webpage and let us know your bank account number. If your bank is a foreign bank, you must provide IBAN and Swift numbers as well.
How long time after paying the deposit can I expect to start my Danish course?
When you have paid the deposit, you will receive a notification with a start-up date for your classes within one to four weeks.
What time of the day will my classes be?
The time of your Danish classes depends on which category of student you belong to.
- Danskuddannelse 1 and 2: Day classes: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12 am to 3.15 pm.
- Danskuddannelse 3: Day classes: Monday, Thursday and Friday from 12 am to 3.15 pm. Monday classes are online classes.
- Danskuddannelse 1 and 2: Evening classes: Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 pm – 8 pm.
- Danskuddannelse 3: Evening classes: Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30 pm til 8 pm. Wednesday/Thursday classes are online classes.
I am going on a 5 week holiday and I am afraid that I will be expelled from my class. What can I do to avoid that?
- If you are unable to attend classes for about 3 weeks, you can be put on hold. Please contact our administration in writing.
- If you wish to take a break for a longer period of time, you will be withdrawn from your class. Contact Aalborg Kommune to get a new referral for learning Danish, once you are ready to continue your Danish course. Please notice that you are not guaranteed a spot in your former class.
How long will it take me to learn Danish?
To some students, learning a language comes easily. Others find it very difficult. So some students can complete a full Danish course in 1½ years, while others may need as much as 3 years or more.
With a firm commitment to attendance and your homework, and if you actively seek out practice opportunities, the time you need will be shortened considerably.