Danish tuition upon arrival

Danish tuition upon arrival

When you arrive in Denmark, you will be invited for Danish tuition of 6 modules by the municipality, an offer that can be used during your first 3-5 years in Denmark.


The module tuition will be given at the school AOF Job & Dansk and the module tuition is targeted at both 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.


You will usually need 2 modules of Start-up Danish before you can choose whether to proceed with module Tuition or instead to proceed with FVU Danish.  The tuition is either 3 days a week or 2 evenings a week. The municipality will for the first period of your stay cover most of the expenses for Danish Tuition at AOF Job & Dansk (contact Esbjerg Jobcenter for further information about the length of the period upon arrival to have most of the expenses covered for AOF Job & Dansk), so the participant fee is only 2000 DKK per module plus a refundable deposit to start the tuition.

For further questions about the Curriculum and teaching methods contact esbjerg@aofjobogdansk.dk.


You will receive an offer from the Jobcenter about module Danish tuition within a month after you arrive and you will be invited for a Start up meeting at AOF Job & Dansk. In case you do not receive the offer from the Jobcenter or in case you would like to postpone start up please email cac@esbjergkommune.dk


Additional options for improving Danish skills

The options below are for those who find writing or reading Danish difficult:


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. 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:

Jette Hoffgaard Tel: 51 78 69 27, jho@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


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