Workin' Danish

11. jul 2019

Workin' Danish: A crash course in Danish for the Danish job market

Workin’ Danish language course

A ten-week Danish crash course to prepare you for the Danish job market

Mondays from 9-15 at Studenterhus Aarhus

Start: September 16
End: November 25
Assessment Interviews: September 9
Sign-up before: September 2 (or until class is full)
Number of participants: Max. 24

Price: 1.550 Kr.

Includes: 10 x 5,5 hours of Danish lessons with teachers from FO Aarhus + 5 lunches with local companies.

Learn about the Danish job market while you expand your knowledge of the Danish language. The course will take you through themes such as the job interview, the job application and Danish work culture, while focusing on taking your Danish to the next level – especially your oral skills. The course includes 5 lunches with local companies, so you can get firsthand knowledge of work life in Denmark and practice your Danish in a real-life setting.

Workin Danish 

Programme structure:

Preparation:

Prior to every class you will receive a text and vocabulary to prepare you for the following class.

External exercise: Lunches with local companies

During the ten-week course you will be invited to five lunches with local Danish companies in order to practice your new vocabulary and gain insight into the Danish job market and work environment. Once you have been matched, you will plan the lunches with the company participant. 

Course themes:

1) The Danish Work Life: Myths and realities.

2) The Danish Job Market: Get to know the similarities and differences between small/medium-sized companies, private/public workplaces, NGOs, trade organizations etc.

3) Workplace Culture: Codes of conduct, visible and invisible hierarchies, unwritten expectations and lingual characteristics of different workplaces.

4) The Lunch Break: The informal lunch talk and the importance of a conductive social environment: Norms, conversation topics, boundaries, and codes of conduct.

5) The Employment Plan: Employment contract, wages, tax, pension etc.

6) The Job Application: CV, cover letter, format and spheres.

7) The Job Interview: Interviews and tests.

8) The Workplace as a Social Sphere: Identity through the workplace and you as a colleague.

9) Social Networks and identities outside the Workplace: Sports, hobby associations, cultural activities, family life, and politics.

10) Danish Identity: Pros and cons of the Danish self-image – get to know the stereotypes.

Requirements:

Monday, September 9th from 12:30-16:00 we will host simple level assessment interviews to make sure that all course participants are at approximately the same level. To ensure a conductive learning environment, we require all participants to have a basic knowledge of Danish, but not have reached an advanced level yet. 

Dare to Danish? Sign up here:

https://www.fo.dk/sprog/dofo/sprog/cat/sprog/hold/19-9820 Registration is binding, and the participation fee is non-refundable, unless otherwise is decided in the assessment interview.


* The registration site is in Danish. If you need assistance in registering, feel free to call the Student House at: 86 18 30 21