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.

Having come to Denmark in order to work, study or the like, you are entitled to a free Danish Language Course provided by your Municipality. The course will take place at a language centre where you will be taught together with other foreigners who have recently arrived in Denmark. It is possible to attend the course during the day or in the evening.

How to begin at the Language School

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

If you wish to participate in the Danish language course, you must contact the Jobcentre as soon as possible. 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.


You are entitled to 3.5 years of instruction within a 5-year period. Whether or not you want to attend the Danish Language Course is up to you. However, if you would like to learn Danish now, or in the near future, it is important that you make contact within a month of having received the letter with the offer of the Danish course, and reach an agreement as to when you will be starting up.

The 5 years are calculated from the date of the referral. This is the case, regardless of whether you react to this referral or not, i.e. if you do not show up at the language centre or the municipal offices.

What does the Offer Entail?

At the language centre, you will be placed on one of three Danish Courses, depending on your qualifications.  The Danish Language Course consists of 5-6 of modules and each module is completed by completing a test. A Danish Course is completed by sitting an exam in both written and oral skills.

If you have not already learnt some Danish, you will typically be placed on module 1 and be supplied with 6 tokens (i.e. “klip” in Danish), which you can use within the 5 year period. If you are already able to speak a little Danish and have been placed on module 2, for example, you will be provided with 5 tokens.

Each token allows you to receive instruction for a set period, i.e. until you have passed the test for the module at hand at the latest. If you are on module 1, you have up to 4 months to pass the module test. If you are on module 2, you have up to 5 months to do so.


Prior to commencing the Danish Language Course, you must pay a deposit of 1.250 kr. (2018-rate). The 1.250 kr. are to be paid to the language centre, which in turn will provide you with more information regarding its reimbursement. The course itself is free of charge. If you are in Denmark as an au pair, you do not have to pay the deposit.


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