Danish tuition upon arrival

When you arrive in Denmark, you will be invited by the municipality for Danish tuition at AOF job & Dansk. The municipality will for the first period of your stay cover the expenses for Danish Tuition at AOF Job & Dansk, which consists of 6 modules and can be used for a period of 5 years distributed with the help of a 42-month vouchers system. You will be required to pay a deposit of DKK 2,000,00 before the lessons start (Au-pairs excepted from deposit).


The module tuition is targeted both at oral and written Danish which is required by many potential future employers in Denmark. Also, the module tuition meets the criteria for admission to Studies in Danish and/or to apply for permanent residence.

How to get started

You will receive an offer from the Jobcenter about module Danish tuition within a month after your arrival. Please contact Esbjerg Jobcenter in case you do not receive the offer and/or if you need to postpone startup, as your voucher system will begin when you receive the offer for Danish tuition.

To receive an offer or postpone start-up please reach out to Esbjerg Jobcenter, Carol Christiansen on email cac@esbjergkommune.dk or phone +45 76 16 74 33


For further questions about the curriculum and teaching methods at AOF Job og Dansk please contact esbjerg@aofjobogdansk.dk



Additional options for improving your Danish skills

FVU Danish-reading

FVU meaning continuing adult education and is a common concept in Denmark with free classes. Several schools offer classes to improve skills for example to be prepared for studying or for reading and writing in Danish. FVU is not Danish tuition, but for improving specific skills such as writing or reading in Danish. You will need to speak basic Danish prior to starting FVU Danish-reading. Basic level usually corresponds minimum to the first 2 modules of the municipality Danish Tuition (also known as level A2, 2.3 or waystage/threshold level) or to being able to speak Danish freely in a dialogue. You will need to take a valuation test in order to start FVU.


FVU Danish-reading at AOF

Contact AOF Job & Dansk to be screened for FVU Danish-reading at AOF and for enrollment at Maj-Britt Børgesen, Tel.: 76106350, esbjerg@aofjobogdansk.dk

or at https://aofsydjylland.onlinebooq.dk

Read more here: www.aof.dk


FVU Danish-reading at FOF

Contact FOF Esbjerg for enrolment or screening at

Tel: 75 12 38 05,  tilmelding@fof-vest.dk

or contact the Danish language instructor directly:

Mette Lykkedegn Tel: 51 78 69 27, ML@FOF-Vest.dk

Read more here: www.fof.dk/vestwww.fof.dk/vest > Sprog > Dansk


FVU Danish-reading at VUC

Contact VUC for enrolment or screening at




Free language cafés where you can practice your Danish

Language café at the Mentor Network

When: Saturdays, 10am - 2pm (10am: basic speakers, 12pm: beginners)
Where: 1st floor, Vindrosen, Exnersgade 4, 6700 Esbjerg


You do not need to register, simply show up and feel free to bring kids along.

You can read more about the language café at the Mentornetwork here: www.mentoresbjerg.dk


Language Café at the Cross Cultural Centre

When: Thursdays 3 pm. to 5 pm.

Where: Kvaglundparken 18, 6705 Kvaglund


You do not need to sign up for participation, simply show up to participate.

You can read more about the Language Café at the Cross Cultural Centre here: www.ftc-ribesstift.dk