Participate in a Free Danish Course

As a foreign citizen, who has turned 18 years old and who has moved to Hjørring Municipality, you have the right to participate in free Danish language lessons.

Once you have registered at the Municipality, Hjørring Municipality will send you a letter, offering the free Danish lessons.

After having received this letter, you must contact the Jobcentre within 14 days. The Jobcentre will then refer you to the Language Centre A2B, where you will be able to start taking lessons within 14 days of referral. You also have the option of choosing another language centre than A2B. The Jobcentre will be able to provide you with more information about the possible language centres, when you contact them.

The course of Danish that you will be offered as a foreign worker is The "Labour Marked Danish Education", which is a special course designed for people who quickly needs to be able to speak Danish at work, studies and in everyday life. You get up to 250 Danish lessons (hours) divided into 5 courses of 50 hours each. If you complete the 250 lessons (hours) within the period of 1 year and 6 months, you have the option of continuing at the general Danish education which is valid up to three years.

Important: Your right to participate in the free Danish education (Labour Market Danish) is valid for 1 year and 6 months from the day, where you receive the offer of the free Danish lessons. Please note that this is also true, even if you do not show up for the lessons. If you fail to contact the Municipality within 14 days after receiving the above-mentioned letter, the period of 1 year and 6 months will be calculated four weeks from the day, where you have received the letter. This means that for every day after the four weeks, you will have less time to complete the 250 free lessons (hours) of Danish that are offered to you. If you do not complete the 250 lessons within 1 year and 6 months, you will not be able to participate in the general Danish Education, which is valid for up to three years.

If you wish to participate in the Danish language education, but are unable to do so due to illness, maternity or work, you must immediately notify the Jobcentre in order to delay the time of start of the period of 1 year and 6 months. 

Questions about the Danish Course can be directed to:

Hjørring Jobcenter,
Sct. Knuds Park 6,
9800 Hjørring.

Kirsten Abildgaard
Tel. no. 72 33 60 92