During the summer we offer a Danish language Summer School at International People’s College. The course is three weeks long and the main focus is learning Danish language, but also getting insights into the Danish Culture and Society – i.e. by lectures, cultural events and excursions in Denmark.
At International People’s College we have hosted English and Danish summer language courses for more than 30 years. With our unique mixture of language classes optimised to all levels (from beginners to university level) and introductions to key aspects of Danish culture and society we offer a unique framework for anyone interested in Denmark and the Danes.
The Danish Language, Culture and Society Course is an intensive Danish Language Course tailored for small groups (approximately 12 students) at all levels combined with invaluable insight into the specifics of Danish culture and society introduced via lectures, films, literature and excursions in Denmark.
You will learn Danish language, understand the Danish culture and society, and experience Denmark together with a group of international students from all over the world. You will live at our traditionally Danish Folk High School during the summer – a small cosy and safe environment a short train trip away from Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.
Every morning in the week days you will begin the day with Danish language lessons. All classes are small to ensure you benefit the most from the course. All in all you will have 56 language lessons during the three weeks. In the afternoons and evenings you will get the opportunity to compose your own timetable according to your interests and abilities:
Read a brochure about the Danish Language and Danish Culture and Society Course and see an example of a timetable.
In the weekends we will go on excursions, meet the Danes, have ‘hyggelige‘ times around the bonfire and other optional arrangements, but you will also have leisure time to do exactly what you want. Read more about the local area.
After completing the requirements of the course a certificate will be issued as to document your new skills in Danish language.
During the Danish Language course we offer two full day excursions around the region (both are included in the price). The first one is going to take you on a tour of Northern Zealand visiting some of the most magnificent spots to see, not to mention one of Europe’s most charming museums for modern art, Louisiana. The second excursion will be a guided tour to the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, with plenty of time to visit all your favourite spots.
Apart from an excellent Danish language program we offer a cosy, nice and safe environment in which to learn Danish language. You will engage with students from all over the world, make friendships, have fun, learn from one another and share cultural peculiarities. You don’t have to worry about anything. We offer nice accommodation (either in single or double rooms), delicious food, a decent sport hall, a wonderfully lush park with a small beautiful lake and a bonfire place where you can spend evenings dreaming around the fireplace.
The Folk High School is located close to the sea, so you could head down to the beach for a refreshing swim or go treasure hunting in idyllic downtown Helsingør. You can also hop on the train to Copenhagen (read more about Copenhagen), which is only a 45-min ride away, or board the ferry for a 20-min trip to Helsingborg, Sweden.
We quite simply offer you a place where you have no worries, plenty of friends, possibility to relax, watching movies or TV, play pool or ‘fussball’ (read more About IPC here), while you learn Danish language in Denmark.
Dates: July 27th – August 16th, 2023
Price: 13.500 DKK (1,800 €): incl. participation, accommodation, meals and excursions.
Additionally 300 DKK a week for a single room.
Working Language: English/Danish
Nb. You must be no younger than 17,5 years old to attend the course.
It is also possible to attend the Danish Language, Culture and Society three-week course as part of the 21-week Global Studies course in Autumn 2023 at International People’s College – see more under Dates and Prices.
Read the General Terms and Conditions.
“When you live together 24-7 you quickly get close friendships and have so much more fun. I thought this Summer would be mostly about homework, but this course was much more than just learning a language”, Cathleen from Great Britain.
“I think the mixture between language classes, excursions and lessons about the Danish culture and society is a unique way of getting to understand the Danish way of living. I expected a lot from the course – but got even more“, Leon from Mexico.
“I learned so much from this course. My mom is Danish and now I can speak Danish with her and my other Danish relatives, while I also have insight in my cultural background – this was perfect!” Diana from USA.
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When studying Danish language while you live in Denmark for three weeks you get the opportunity to practice the Danish language on a daily basis. Not only in classes, but also when you go outside campus and talk to the Danes. This way you learn the Danish language much better and faster.
The Folk High Tradition in Denmark is known worldwide for rethinking education and learning methods. When studying at International People’s College you will experience how learning can be fun and engaging – that learning is a way of live. This experience is something you can bring into your life in many different ways.
The Danish Language, Culture and Society Course is very affordable and it costs less than 600 DKK a day – that includes participation, accommodation, meals and excursions. Furthermore the location in the old seaside town, Elsinore, is extremely charming and beautiful – and vey historically interesting. Also, Copenhagen is just a train trip away.
When you study at the Danish Language, Culture and Society Course you live at the school and like that you get to know the other students very well. People from all over the world meet at International People’s College and you get an international network and friends from all over the globe.
Learning a language can be challenging so we will do our utmost to make sure that the perfect conditions for learning are available. We use the Common European Framework Reference (CEF/CEFR) to determine the levels of individual students. If you are unfamiliar with the CEF, please take your time to look through this overview before marking your level of English in the application form. Please try to be as precise and honest as possible – it’s for your own benefit! After you have been officially accepted we will send you an online Oxford Online Placement Test so we can verify you language level to help place you in a class with a suitable level to maximize your learning potential.
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