The International Staff Unit (ISU) strongly recommends all international staff members, as well as their accompanying spouses, to follow Danish language courses while while working and staying in Denmark. To follow the language courses will not only give you a grasp of the language, but also help you understand the Danish culture and society, improve your social life and boost career progression in the country.
At AAU, the main language is Danish. Much of all written information is translated into English, however, in many departments conversation and oral information happens in Danish.
Within the first 5 years of your stay in Denmark, you can choose to learn Danish at a public language school under the Danish Education Act for a period of up to 3½ years. The public Danish language courses are mainly funded through the Danish tax system and a partial user payment. Further information and links below in the section The Danish Language Centres.
AAU collaborates with public language schools in Aalborg, Copenhagen and Esbjerg. Depending on the number of paticipants, Danish language courses can be offered on campus. Read further information and find out how to sign up at Learning Danish at AAU.