Danish Language and Culture


January 7th till June 23rd 2018

Purpose and learning objectives: This course offers students an introduction to the Danish language, culture and society. The course is for foreign students or other students that do not have Danish as their mother tongue, e.g. students that have lived a long time abroad or grown up without the opportunity to learn the language.

The main learning objectives are

Training the practical mastery of the Danish language and learning about its grammar and construction:
Exploring various aspects of social and cultural life in Denmark – e.g. business, education system, arts, politics
Understanding the explored phenomena in a historical and societal context.

Activities: The programme will be conducted in an interplay between lectures, training sessions, exercises, projects and field trips. The use of the Danish language is trained by dealing with a variety of cultural and societal subjects, e.g.:

Politics and political culture
Labour market and its regulations
Welfare systems
Art, e.g. film, sculpture, music
Journalism and media
Food and life style

The students will be trained in expressing themselves – orally verbally and in writing – and in analysing problems and debating in Danish. The teaching will be differentiated according to the student’s mastery of the Danish language. The texts being used are chosen to bring insight into and understanding of the Danish culture and society.

During the field trips the participants will visit different institutions and communities. One field trip will go to Copenhagen and include a dialogue with politicians, cultural leaders and participants in community projects.

The life at a boarding school with a majority of Danish students will be the ideal environment for acquiring familiarity with language, social norms and culture.

Teacher: Mie Melvang


Duration: The course will last 24 weeks and take place from January 7th till June 23rd 2018.

Admission: The student must be at least 17 and a half-year old at the start of the course. Basic knowledge of English and Danish is a requirement.

The tuition fee is 173 euro per week. The fee will cover tuition, accommodation and meals, excursions and a study trip to a Baltic country.

It is possible to apply for a scholarship by giving an account for the motivation to participate and documenting the applicants’ state of financial means. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please submit your application to Klaus Majgaard, email klm@askov-hojskole.dk no later than October 24th 2017


Application form – Scholarship, Spring 2018