Danish as a Second Language

Ready for your future and life in Denmark

Danish as a Second Language (DSA) is for those who have arrived in Denmark and want to learn the language. When you attend (and live at) Vrå Folk High School, you have the advantage of training your skills and living with Danes 24 hours a day.

We will teach you:

  • Sentence construction
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation
  • Fluency
  • Intonation
  • Grammar

We practice speaking, writing, listening and reading. Every student is taught according to their individual level.

After a semester at Vrå Folk High School and having Danish as a Second Language, you will be able to:

  • Communicate with Danes
  • Understand Danes
  • Use your newly found skills in everyday life

You will be able to speak Danish at a basic level and test yourself outside class.

In cooperation with your teacher and the school “EUC Nord” you can take a certified test in Danish.

We have:

  • An international environment with at least 50% Danish students
  • A youthful environment
  • Skilled and engaged teachers
  • Time and space for socializing with other students
  • Time and space for contemplation
  • A folk high school that lives between tradition and constant renewal

You have:

Curiosity and determination to accept other cultures and an open mind towards studying and living in a Danish environment.

We are told that our DSA students perform well in written tests and are way above average in verbal communication.

The idea of a danish folk high school is based on priest N.F.S. Grudtvigs and teacher Christen Kolds thought about teaching – and teaching for life. The idea of lifelong learning originated in Denmark in the 1800’s. Vrå Folk High School was established in 1872 and has alternated between innovation and tradition ever since.


Anne Friis

Anne Friis has an education as a social worker, teacher, manager and has taken courses in social education work, grief counseling, divorces as well as systemic and narrative therapy.

She has among other things been a leader of youth care centers and a teacher at a Danish boarding school. 

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