How to learn Danish at home

Do you want to learn how to master the Danish language?

At Speak – School of Danish we work to teach you Danish in order for you to get on in the country. In our school, we speak Danish from the moment we meet you to make you as comfortable as possible with your new language. However, our lessons are not the only way for you to learn. You have all sorts of options outside the classroom. Some of these will be described here. So read on and learn Danish in your everyday life in Denmark.

Different ways to learn the language

Here is some free advice for you to learn Danish, when you are not in school with your fellow students and tutors. Feel free to try them out and learn faster:

  • A key recipe for learning a new language is actually rather simple: Speak. Wherever you go, you can talk to people. When you go grocery shopping, when you are working out in fitness, or when you visit friends. The more you use the language, the faster it will stick.
  • Watch, read and listen to Danish television, papers and radio. This is another fast way to learn new words and hear new sentences.
  • Keep up with the Danish news. That way you can take part in conversations at work or in the park, as you know what is happening around you.

Additional tips for learning Danish at home

In addition to the activities mentioned above, here are a few more tips to help you along your Danish language learning journey:


Write a diary in Danish

One of the best ways to practice and improve your Danish language skills is by writing a diary in Danish. This exercise allows you to apply the vocabulary and grammar rules you’ve learned, while also enhancing your writing proficiency. Start by writing a few sentences each day about your experiences, thoughts, or reflections in Danish. You can also include new words or expressions you’ve recently learned. Not only will this practice help you become more comfortable with the language, but it will also serve as a personal record of your language journey.


Use apps on your smartphone to learn Danish words and pronunciation

In today’s digital age, there are numerous language learning apps available that can help you learn Danish conveniently on your smartphone. These apps provide interactive lessons, vocabulary exercises, and pronunciation practice. Some popular options include Duolingo, Memrise, and Babbel. These apps offer structured lessons, progress tracking, and even the opportunity to connect with other language learners. Make the most of your time by incorporating these apps into your daily routine, whether it’s during your commute or before bed.


Invite a Danish friend over and speak Danish together

Practicing with a native speaker is an invaluable opportunity to enhance your Danish speaking skills. If you have a Danish friend or acquaintance, invite them over for a language exchange session. Set aside dedicated time to converse solely in Danish, allowing you both to practice and improve your language abilities. You can discuss various topics such as hobbies, current events, or even Danish culture. This immersive experience will expose you to authentic Danish conversation, helping you become more comfortable with the language’s sounds, intonations, and expressions.


Speak Danish with your family or roommates

If you have family members or roommates who are also interested in learning Danish, consider setting aside specific times to practice speaking together. Create a language-friendly environment where you can engage in conversations, ask questions, and provide feedback to one another.

Use your Danish surroundings

It is not difficult to learn a new language but it requires practice and patience. In addition to the advice mentioned above, one of the best ways to learn Danish is actually to just live in the Danish society. Speak Danish when you have the opportunity and encourage yourself to be brave and just try. This is a great supplement to professional Danish lessons at a language course at one of our 4 departments at Speak School of Danish.