Learn the language and meet the Danes

Welcome to Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality

Learn Danish 

In Denmark we would like our foreign newcomers to learn to speak Danish. All adult foreigners who move to Denmark are therefore offered courses in the Danish language.

The education consists of 5-6 modules. From 1 July 2018, all EU citizens, foreign workers and students must pay DKK 2,000 per module in Danish education. You should also pay a deposit to start the education at some schools.

It is an advantage to be able to master the language, both in relation to your workplace and in your spare time.

The fact that you attend Danish classes and try to speak Danish shows that you are interested in the Danes and the Danish culture, and it will facilitate quicker integration into the social life of both the workplace and in your sparetime, in relation to neighbours and others you might meet through association activities.

If you bring children to Denmark, it is also important to be able to speak the language, so you can keep up with their development, because children very quickly pick up a new language when they use it in day care institutions or at school.

As a parent of the school it is also of vital importance that you can keep up and support the children in their schoolwork. Both you and the children will learn Danish more easily when you use it at home.


 Foto: Borris.dk

The language centres of LEARN DANISH in Ringkøbing and Skjern are providing courses in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality to newly arrived adult foreign citizens.

The Danish language courses are divided into three courses, developed to adapt to the various backgrounds and educational levels of the participants. The courses are divided into six modules and may be completed with a Danish language exam. Classes take place both as day classes and as evening classes, and course enrolments are continual, according to your level and can be adapted to your job. Day classes take place in Skjern, while evening classes can be attended both in Ringkøbing and Skjern.

Danish classes are offered in connection with your entry registration to the country and you can enter a course one month after having received your course offer at the latest. If you want to know more about learning Danish you may contact Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality BORGERSERVICE or International Citizen Service, ICS.

New rules in connection with Danish classes are A so-called “voucher system”, which entitles you to attend Danish classes for three and a half years within five years.

You can also start out by learning Danish before moving to Denmark. For more information on online-Danish, go to Learn Danish individually.

Ioana and Sorin

Romanian Family:

We have been made very welcome

”We love our country, Romania, but we have also grown very fond of Denmark which has become our home,” says 37-year-old Sorin Ungureanu who - together with his wife Ioana and their two children - find themselves so much at home that in the autumn of 2017 they bought the house of their dreams in Borris. Borris is a town with approximately 800 inhabitants in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality – geographically the biggest municipality in Denmark.

“We have been living here since 2011 and our children are fully integrated in the local community and gradually, so are we. We have been made to feel really welcome in this town. People gladly help us and we are very happy about living here,” Sorin says whilst simultaneously smiling at Erling Søndergaard - one of the passionate locals who likes to give a lending hand. Erling has helped the family with the purchase of their house, and as a friend of the family he joins our conversation as to why Sorin and Ioana came to Denmark and what it is like for a foreign family to move to Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

”We are also happy having you here. We can tell that you like being here, and you have also done a great deal to become a part of the community,” Erling points out referring to the fact that Sorin among others has been active in leading a father-child gymnastics team and a table tennis team in town.

Ioana und Sorin - Read the full story here


Charlotte and Ian

Danish/English couple:

Wish of living the good life

”Above all, we just wanted to be together and live the good life. We love being together” says the Danish/English couple Charlotte and Ian Coles who have settled down in an idyllic old farm house at Kloster, halfway between the Ringkøbing Fjord and the Stadil Fjord and close to the town of Ringkøbing.

It is not surprising that the couple had a wish of the good life in peaceful surroundings with lots of nature. Ian was a Major in the British Army, which meant the couple had moved around military bases in England and Germany for years. Ian had also been deployed close to the world’s war zones, leaving Charlotte alone and suffering months of deprivation during their first year in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

They bought the old farmhouse overlooking the Stadil Fjord in 2013, and Charlotte moved in full-time, while Ian could only come home as work allowed. But now the good life has really started as Ian retired this summer.

Ian is 48 years old and he has just landed a job with Vestas - the wind turbine manufacturer – as a Project Training Leader. 

Charlotte and Ian - Read the full story here