Study Danish language, Culture and Society and experience Denmark

Study Danish Language, Culture and Society for three weeks this Summer 

N.b. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we unfortunately have to cancel this year Danish Language, Culture and Society Course in 2021. The English Language, Danish Culture and Society and LGBTQIA+ and Human Rights Courses will run as planned. 

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.

Study Danish at our Summer School

  • Three intensive weeks with 56 Danish language lessons
  • Language classes optimised to all levels (from beginners to university level)
  • Only 8-12 students in each language class
  • Experience Denmark together with students from all over the world
  • Meet locals and understand the Danish culture
  • Less than 600 DKK per day – everthing included (excursions, meals, lessons, room etc.)


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Study Danish in Denmark

The Danish Language, Culture and Society Course is an intensive Danish Language Course tailored for small groups (8-12 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.

Study Danish at our Summer School – What will you learn

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. 

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Danish language lessons in the mornings – create your own timetable in the afternoons

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:

  • Lecture series where you can study several subjects in depth, for example Danish art and design, film, politics, and literature

  • Workshops on Danish grammar, phonetics, pronunciation, syntax, and the historical development of the Danish language

Watch a brochure about the Danish Language and Danish Culture and Society Course and watch an example of a former 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.

Study Danish and get a Certificate

After completing the requirements of the course a certificate will be issued as to document your new skills in Danish language.

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Study Danish and experience our included Excursions in Denmark

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. 

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A stay at a unique Danish Folk High School

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.

Where to study Danish?

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 4th – July 24th, 2021 – CANCELLED in 2021
12.201 DKK (1,630 €): incl. participation, accommodation, meals and excursions.
Additionally 300 DKK a week for a single room. 
Working Language:
Nb. You have to be above 17,5 years old to attend the course. 

Application deadline

Deadline for applications is the 1st of June 2021.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic you can cancel and get a full refund (less the application fee of 500 DKK) up to the day the course begins if your cancellation has to do with Covid-19. Read the General Terms and Conditions.


Folk High School event - Dining with a Dane at International People's College in Denmark

What former students say

“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.

Read more about what former students say about a summer course at International People’s College.

You can also check out the reviews International People’s College get from former students on Facebook Reviews.

Four reasons why to join the Danish Language, Culture and Society Course

Danish Course at International People's College

Study Danish language in Denmark

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. Like this you learn the Danish language much better and faster.

debate club class at folk high school denmark

Study at a Danish Folk High School

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.

IPC - Helsingør aka Elsinore -International People's College - a Folk High School in Denmark

Affordable and a nice location

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.

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Have fun and get an international network

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.

When applying

You apply by filling out this online application. It is possible to get a full refund up to one day prior to the course begins if you cancel your participation because of Covid-19 reasons – Terms and Conditions.


What level? 

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. 

Check out Frequently asked Questions or get Directions – you can also read more about Elsinore or Denmark, or get a better understanding of the Danish Folk High School tradition.


Any Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact ipc@ipc.dk if you have any questions.

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Summer School: Danish Language Course

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