Many Danes speak English. Not only do they start learning it in school around the age of seven, many also speak English in their everyday lives. But when it comes to the workplace, many prefer to speak Danish only. Consequently, it is an advantage to learn Danish if you wish to succeed in the Danish labour market.
As a foreign citizen, who has turned 18 years old and who has moved to Hjørring Municipality (e.g. to work, study or as an accompanying wife), you have the right to participate in Danish language lessons. Foreign employees and students have to pay DKK 2.000 per module. A Danish course will typically consist of six modules. Prior to commencing the Danish Language Course, you must pay a deposit of DKK 1.250 (2018-rate) to the language centre, which will be reimbursed when you finish the language course.
The offer of Danish education is also available to EU border commuters, i.e. nationals of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland who are residing outside of Denmark, but have a job or business in Denmark.
Refugees and family reunification holders are not included in the user payment scheme, and they are able to take Danish couses for free. Au pairs are also not included as the host family already pays part of the expenses for Danish lessons under the present rules.
Ansvarlig redaktør: Rikke Østergaard Ishøy