26 May 2020 - Studieskolen will reopen on 8 June
We are looking forward to reopening Studieskolen on 8 June.
We are doing everything we can to make sure it is safe for students and staff to be at Studieskolen, and we are of course adhering to official guidelines regarding space, distancing, hygiene and cleaning.
This means that it is not possible for all courses and all students to be at Studieskolen at the same time.
We therefore ask you to await direct instructions from your teacher before coming into Studieskolen.
We expect from you that you…
- stay home if you are ill
- follow official guidelines about social distancing
- follow official guidelines about maintaining hand hygiene using handwashing and hand sanitiser
Guidelines regarding space and distancing
Our rooms have different sizes and it is the size of the individual classroom that determines how many students can be there at once.
We will make sure that there is the recommended space and distance between teacher and students, and between students individually.
Guidelines regarding cleaning
Classrooms will be cleaned between every class. We will clean surfaces such as tables and the backs of chairs, and we will wash door handles and empty the bins.
Once a room has been used for a class, it must be cleaned before a new group can enter. We will mark this on the door so that we are sure no one will accidentally use a room that has not yet been cleaned.
We will clean the toilets several times a day.
All our rooms have an automatic, continuous air ventilation system. Fresh air comes in from outside, and the air is sucked back out again. The ventilation works individually for each room, and the rooms are not connected. This means that the ventilation system is completely safe.
Guidelines regarding hygiene
We encourage everyone to follow official guidance regarding hand hygiene. We clean toilets and sinks several times a day, and there is hand sanitiser placed at every entrance.
Bring your own drink and food (if needed)
We are removing as many points of contact as possible and have therefore shut off our dispensers for water and coffee. This means that you must bring your own drink and food, if you need it.
The café in Borgergade is closed until August.
To our students studying Danish: please arrange directly with your teacher
Our Danish students can choose to continue taking their classes online. All Danish students will get a direct message from Studieskolen with further details on this. If you would like to come into Studieskolen and take your classes here, please arrange this directly with your teacher.
It is important that we don’t have too many people in the classrooms at the same time, so your teacher has an individual plan for your specific class.
To our students studying foreign languages
Our rooms are not big enough to hold a lot of students at once. This means that not all students will be able to come in and take classroom lessons from 8 June. If your class can be taught at Studieskolen, you will get a message directly from us.
13.05.2020 - We still teach online
Until June 8 we will teach all our Danish classes online. It’s a lot like sitting in a classroom - we have a virtual classroom with both video and audio where everyone can see and talk to each other. That way, you don't have to stop learning Danish, and you learn as much as you would in a regular classroom.
From June 8 we will continue teaching our Danish classes online. However, we will also be able to combine this with classroom teaching. So, if you prefer classroom teaching, this will also be possible. We are still waiting for precise instructions from the authorities about what will be possible and we cannot yet say exactly how many students will be allowed in the classroom at one time. However, you will always be able to take the Danish lessons online from home throughout the course.
23.03.2020 - We extend the period of online teaching
We following the government's announcement on March 23, therefore Studieskolen will extend the period in which we conduct all or part of the teaching online. Our building is closed, but you can still learn languages online.
If you are registered in a class now, you have contact with your teacher and you already know how to procede.
This period with online teaching will last until after Easter.
Here on the website you can find the courses that start in April and this summer. You can sign up now - our cancellation policy still applies! If you want to cancel your enrollment, you may still have your course fee returned up to one week before your course starts.
13 March 2020 - telephone hours and FAQ
We have changed our telephone opening hours. You can call the administration by phone:
Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00
You are also welcome to send us an email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have made a page with frequently asked questions and answers that we will contine to update. Please click here.
12 March 2020 - Update: Classes are cancelled
Following last night’s announcement from the Danish government, Studieskolen has decided to continue to adhere closely to the recommendations from Danish authorities.
We are cancelling all activities where several people congregate starting at 12:00 today, Thursday March 12, and up to and including Friday March 27 (provisional date).
This means that all attendance to classes will cease from noon today and that you are thus required to not show up at Studieskolen.
Your teacher will put detailed information on Moodle as soon as possible telling you how to complete parts of your course. You are also able to contact your teacher through Moodle.
If you are registered with an online class, your classes will continue as normal.
The Studieskolen building will be closed from today at 12:00. However, our administrative team will continue to work from home to a large extent, and you will still be able to contact us by email or phone during our regular office hours. We will do all we can to answer your questions as quickly as possible.
Since we are forced to take this drastic step at a very short notice, there are bound to be questions that we are unable to answer right now. We are also expecting a lot of inquiries. We promise to work hard to answer as many questions as possible. We appreciate your understanding in this.
Since this is a case of force majeure and circumstances beyond Studieskolen’s control, we are unable to refund course fees or replace cancelled classes. We are working as hard as we can to complete parts of the teaching.
We are following any developments closely and will continue to update our homepage. You can follow the latest updates at this page.
09 March 2020 - Update - Studieskolen’s precautions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19)
At Studieskolen we carefully comply with the Danish Health Authority’s advice on how to handle the coronavirus.
Prevent viral infections and protect yourself and others against coronavirus
Preventing infection is crucial. You can help by following the advice of the Danish Health Authority:
- Good hand hygiene. Wash your hands often and thoroughly and use hand sanitiser
- Cough and sneeze into a disposable handkerchief, or alternatively into the crook of your elbow
- Limit physical contact – avoid shaking hands and similar gestures
- Be alert when you are in places with close contact to a lot of people
Studieskolen asks everyone to follow this advice. We have placed posters around the school offering advice on good hygiene, and you have access to maintaining good hand hygiene by washing your hands and using hand sanitiser.
Stay home if you have been to a high-risk area
If you have been to one of the high-risk areas and have arrived back in Denmark on or after March 2, we ask you not to come to Studieskolen for two weeks.
Currently, the following are considered high-risk areas: Austria, China (except Macau), Hong Kong, Italy (the regions Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piemonte, Veneto, Valle d'Aosta, Liguria, Marche, Friuli-Venezia Giuli, Toscana, Trentino-Alto Adige, Umbria), Iran, Japan, Singapore and South Korea (Gyeongbuk province and the city of Daegu).
The list of high-risk areas is frequently updated. You can see the latest version here.
If this applies to you and you have to stay home for two weeks, please contact us so we know how many students are affected. Please send an email to email@example.com.
Stay home if you are feeling unwell
If you have a fever, a cough or trouble breathing, you must stay at home. The Danish Health Authority recommends you call the doctor if you feel sick. You are also asked to stay at home if you have been placed in home quarantine.
Classes will continue as normal
If you are not feeling unwell and you have not returned from one of the high-risk areas after March 2, then please come to classes as normal. We are continuing our classes as scheduled.
We are constantly keeping ourselves updated on any developments regarding coronavirus in Denmark, and any changes to official recommendations.
We hope to avoid infections at Studisekolen by making sure all students and all staff follow the recommendations of the Danish Health Authority.
In the eventuality that authorities should decide to close down Studieskolen for a period, we will pause all teaching until the situation has normalised.
05 March 2020 - About coronavirus (COVID-19)
The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is escalating in a number of countries, and yesterday the Danish Health Authorities updated their security precautions and recommendations on the coronavirus in response to these developments.
The Danish Public Health Authorities advise everyone who has returned from one of the affected areas since 2 March 2020 to stay at home for two weeks after arrival in Denmark.
The stricter security precautions apply to travellers to Denmark from places where the coronavirus is spreading: China (the entire country, with the exception of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau); South Korea (the province of Gyeongbuk and the city Daegu); Iran (entire country); Italy (regions Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont and Veneto).
At Studieskolen we comply with the Danish Health Authorities’ advice.
Therefore, we ask all our students to comply with the advice in order to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
That means that if you have returned or will return from one of the affected areas after 2 March 2020, we kindly ask you not to attend classes at Studieskolen for two weeks. If this applies to you, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the above-mentioned does not apply to you, you can come to class as normal.
The Danish Health Authorities’ website on the coronavirus contains general information about the outbreak.