Many spouses encounter difficulty daily with the Danish language and come across Danish culture that they simply don’t know how to respond to! What do you need to know about how Danes tick, how they interact and their humour? And how do you learn to master this strange little language?
The Danish Language & Culture course gives you an insight into it all. It’s a special introductory course for spouses, run by Spouse Connect. It covers 6 weeks, twice a week, and consists of 3 lessons x 45 minutes, per session.
At the end of the 6-week course, you will have achieved language skills equivalent to level A1 or module 1 in Danish Education 3. A level test will be given during the last week of the course.
The teaching is aimed at spouses with a certain level of education, usually upper secondary or further. The goal is that you will able to apply for jobs in Danish and be linguistically prepared for the Danish labour market.
Danish culture is an integral part of teaching a language. This means that we cover Danish traditions and culture that you may encounter in your everyday life in schools, day-care centres, workplaces and associations. We help you de-code what is actually being said and to ‘read between the lines’. What makes Danes laugh and their sense of humour? What is Danish irony and other cultural differences?
Overall, the Danish Language & Culture course is a short introduction to the country you are currently living in.
Combine your Danish Language & Culture course with Career Coaching
Many spouses want to work in Denmark. Are you one of them? ‘Spouse Connect's Career Coaching’ is a series of workshops spread over 6 Mondays, where in groups of up to 8 people you are coached to help increase your job opportunities in Denmark.
If you have experienced the challenges of moving to another country, then you are not alone! Perhaps you have left an exciting job, and are now confronted with a completely different daily life, a foreign language, a whole new culture, and a lot of time at home.
The workshops will increase your self-confidence and your ability to express your personal strengths and competencies; inspire you into action and provide you with a social network of like-minded people.
Our experienced coach, Charlotte Gundorph, has helped hundreds of foreigners enter the Danish labour market. Now it's your turn.
Career Coaching is designed with a diverse range of delivery methods such as presentations, group work, individual work and reflection. The workshops help you to realise your strengths and your job potential, whilst giving you insight into the Danish job market and work culture. Overall, the workshops propel you into finding and enjoying an enriched working life in Denmark.
Once you have registered for Career Coaching, here’s how the workshops progress:
- ½-hour information meeting where a Spouse Connect's team leader welcomes you and the other spouses. This meeting will take place ½ hour before the first scheduled meeting.
- 1-hour introductory, individual coaching session with Charlotte Gundorph
- 6 days of career coaching in teams of up to 8 participants (3 x 45 minutes)
- 1-hour final individual coaching session with Charlotte Gundorph
- ½ hour counselling with your Spouse Connect's team leader
We will work with your personal brand - what distinguishes you from the other job applicants? You will learn how to overcome your obstacles and break out of your comfort zone. An important part of the Career Coaching sessions is the Danish job market and working culture. You will learn the do's and don'ts and see examples of typical Danish job applications and CV’s. Finally we will prepare you for real life job interviews in Denmark.