The Danish Language program offers courses that provide students with basic Danish grammar, language structure, reading, and writing skills. Our goal is to have you engage in day-to-day conversation and read and write short texts while learning about the culture, too!

The Scandinavian languages are mutually understandable, so knowing Danish is sufficient to make oneself understood in Sweden and Norway, as well.


We offer Danish courses for beginners’ and intermediate levels of proficiency. However, if you are a near-native speaker then you will be asked to take a placement test to verify your placement in an upper-level course.

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I came to UBC hoping to find a department that I could feel connected to and that would feel like a second home. I never expected to find myself minoring in the Scandinavian Studies program. I'm grateful to be part of such a wonderful community that this program has been able to build with some of best faculty and students.

Ashley Samsone
Minor in Scandinavian Studies