Danish Language Classes

New! Danish Language Class for Teens!

Fall session for teens will start again Tuesday, Jan. 16 and end Mar. 20. This is a multilevel class with curriculum adjusted to the needs and wishes of the students. There is very little homework: typically students will write a sentence or two about their weekend and read it to the class. This vocabulary will be the basis of the lesson for the evening. There are no exams.

Adult: Advanced/Intermediate Danish language lessons will start Wednesday, Jan. 17 and end Mar. 21. This class is mostly in Danish, and the content is adjusted to the needs and wishes of the students.

Adult: Beginner’s Danish language lessons will start Thursday, Jan.18 and end Mar. 22. This class is open to anyone of any level. Depending on interest, we may have a second class meeting in the library upstairs.

Spring Session:

Teens: April 10 – May 8

Advanced: April 11 – May 9

Beginners: April 12 – May 10

The cost is $100 for ten lessons, payable on the first day of your class if you register before Jan. 9th. If you register on January 10th or later, the tuition is $150 for ten lessons. A cheque made out to Danish House Society is preferred.

All classes start at 6:30pm and end at 8:30pm in the Danish room at the Scandinavian Centre.

Unfortunately we do not have a teacher for young children’s classes this time.

Please register by e-mail indicating your level to Annette Lauridsen: annette.h.lauridsen@nullgmail.com


Here is a little information about teachers:

Beginner’s Class and Teens Class Danish Teacher Mai Rosthof

Mai has a Master’s degree in Media and Film Arts and a bachelor in Danish (Language & Literature) from Copenhagen University 2013. Before coming to Vancouver she was working for LEGO as marketing associate launching elementary and preschool products for LEGO Education. Mai wishes to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere in her classroom, where everyone can grow their language skills together and perhaps also get to know the culture of the small country a little better. Mai grew up in Vejle, Denmark. She came to Vancouver December 2016 with her boyfriend Villads and Bowie the Labrador. This is her first time in Canada, and she thinks Vancouver is incredible. She is looking forward to explore the surrounding nature even more and so is her dog.


Advanced/Intermediate Class Danish Teacher Elisabeth Carstensen


Elisabeth has been teaching Danish at the Scandinavian center since 2015. She has lived in Skanderborg until 2014 when she and her husband moved to Vancouver. She looks forward to meeting you in the advanced Danish class. She has a Master’s degree in logistics and supply chain management from Århus university. She lives with her husband and baby, and both of them love Vancouver. Elisabeth was born in Woodland, California but she grew up in Alken in Jylland, Danmark. She enjoys the cultural aspect of Vancouver and she also likes to snowboard. She looks forward to sharing more about Danish culture. Elisabeth is looking forward to meeting you all and spending 10 Wednesdays together with you.

To reg­is­ter or inquire: Please contact Annette Lauridsen: annette.h.lauridsen@nullgmail.com

Pay by cheque made out to Danish House Society at the first class.

Best regards, Annette Lauridsen, Danish Language Co-ordinator Danish House Society, Scandinavian Centre

New Teach­ers Needed

Our teachers are one of the most valuable resources that we have, and we are always keeping an eye open for new people to join our team. If you know of new people that are coming into town, might be planning to come here or already live here and have an interest in teaching please ask them to get in touch with us. Teaching at the Danish School is a great way to keep teaching activities on your resume, get to know fellow Danes in the area, learn about bilingualism, subsidize your income and have fun.

We offer lessons three times a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays), each lesson consisting of two hours plus prep work. Excellent verbal and written proficiency in the Danish language is a requirement.

Please do not contact the Scandinavian Centre Office.