About us

We make a difference

We are proud to make a difference for all internationals who come to Denmark to work, live and live.

We teach Danish as a second language and FVU, and we offer specially designed courses to strengthen communication at work and in everyday life.

We believe that Danish skills help connect internationals in Denmark with their colleagues, Danish friends, neighbors and the local community.

Our purpose and values

Since 1988, we have made a difference for many internationals in Denmark. We have 25 years of experience in teaching Danish as a second language, and we always develop our teaching practice in line with the latest research and digital developments. We place great emphasis on building networks and collaborating with companies, educational institutions, public institutions as well as municipalities where internationals live and work.

Our group of employees counts around 70 teachers, all of whom have the relevant further training in teaching Danish as a second language for adults and FVU-Danish for adults. They work professionally and with great expertise with the students’ progression and motivation through an inclusive and appreciative learning environment.

Our business partners

We strengthen communication in the workplace and the individual’s experience of citizenship in Denmark.

From our three departments in Horsens, Herning and Skanderborg, we collaborate with:

  • Municipalities on Danish education and integration of new citizens. We have operating agreements with the municipalities of Horsens, Hedensted, Odder, Skanderborg, Herning and Ikast-Brande.

  • Companies on the development of Danish skills in international employees and communication in the workplace

  • Educational institutions with language requirements for their bilingual students

  • Aarhus University and VIA University College to teach their international students and staff

  • Horsens HF & VUC, Skanderborg-Odder Center for Education and Herning HF & VUC about FVU and dyslexia education

Management and board

We are an independent educational institution independent of economic and political interests, and we work every day to strengthen language and general competences.

Our board is responsible for the top management of our organization. Our director, together with our management group consisting of education and administration managers, is responsible for the day-to-day operations.

  • Mette Hedegaard Jørgensen

    Director
    mette.j@sprogcentermidt.dk
    2971 7061

    Lone Bruun Mathiassen

    Administrative manager
    lone.m@sprogcentermidt.dk
    3045 0655

    Bodil Schjemte Jensen

    Education manager, Horsens
    bodil.s@sprogcentermidt.dk
    6170 6459

    Admir Muratovic

    Education manager, Herning
    admir.m@sprogcentermidt.dk
    2522 9743

    Eva Bech Hansen

    Education manager, Skanderborg
    eva.h@sprogcentermidt.dk
    2521 1316

  • Torben Busk

    (Chairman)
    Business development professional

    Elsebeth Bertelsen

    (Vice chairman)
    Social worker and professional consultant,
    Danish Electricians’ Union

    Adnan Nikontovic

    Appointed by Horsens City Council

    Hans Christian Knudsen

    Director of Employment,
    Hedensted Municipality

    Jørgen Erlandsen

    Former employment manager
    in Skanderborg Municipality

    Kenneth Mikkelsen

    COO and partner,
    Board Education Aps

    Mads Hedelund

    Head of Global Engagement,
    VIA University College

    Per Andersen

    Former consultant
    for ‘Netværkslokomotivet’

    Svend Lycke

    COO, Steel Products A/S

    Torben Larsen

    CEO, Give Steel A/S

    Anne Skjoldan

    Employee representative

Collaboration with municipalities

We collaborate with the municipalities on giving new international residents Danish competencies and an understanding of Danish society and Danish culture

We have operating agreements with the municipalities of Horsens, Hedensted, Odder, Skanderborg, Herning and Ikast-Brande.

We provide efficient and flexible Danish education for new citizens

We ensure new citizens the language skills to communicate in Danish at work and in everyday life. We strengthen the cultural understanding of  written and unwritten rules at the labor market and in the local community.

Our Danish education is employment-oriented and individually adapted, while it also prepares for state-controlled tests and exams. We have a clear educational profile with an aim of creating coherence between learning, working and living as a citizen in Denmark.

We offer Danish Education on weekdays, evenings and Saturdays all year round, including school holidays. The teaching can be organised as traditional group teaching with in-class activities, as online teaching, or as a combination of in-class and online teaching.

We also offer teaching at companies and educational institutions.

Collaboration with Central Jutland Region

We collaborate with the Central Denmark Region to provide intensive specialized Danish education for newly arrived physicians and psychiatarists.

Danish education for doctors and psychiatrists

In collaboration with the Central Denmark Region, we provide training for newly arrived physicians or psychiatarists with the aim of linguistic improvement, enabling them to pass the Danish Exam 3 with a high average, thereby achieving Danish authorization.

We address both the language necessary for daily life in Denmark and the language specific to the roles of a physician or psychiatarist. We build vocabulary related to the body and diseases, practice communication scenarios with patients, relatives, and colleagues, and train both understanding and giving precise instructions. Finally, we focus on workplace culture as a crucial factor for understanding and thriving in the roles of a physician or psychiatarist in Denmark.

Collaboration with companies

Many internationals come to Denmark because they have been employed by a Danish company. We help companies ensure communication and common language in the workplace.

We actively cooperate with Danish companies that employ international employees. Our business consultant is always ready with advice and coordination, and can help with applications for public funding of Danish courses.

Contact us and hear about

  • Tailor-made proposals for how courses can be organised and adapted to the company’s wishes and the employees’ language needs.
  • Outline of timeframe, coordination and placement test, which is required before commencing a Danish course
  • The possibilities for public financing of courses for employees and financial compensation if courses are held during working hours
  • We actively participate in business networks i Horsens, Herning and Skanderborg:

    We participate in the ‘Work Live Stay‘ network, which focuses on attracting, receiving and retaining qualified labour.

    We collaborate with business services at the Job centers in our municipalities. We collaborate with a network of educational consultants regarding further and continuing education for adults.

  • We work with companies to attract, upgrade and retain international employees through a focus on a common language, collaboration and communication in the workplace.

    It adds great value to farms in agriculture that foreign agricultural assistants learn Danish. We therefore actively collaborate with the agricultural associations Velas and Sagro, and we contribute to the development of a common language, retention of skilled employees and better task solving in agriculture.

    There is a major shortage of qualified labor in the care and care industry. We actively collaborate with the municipalities on linguistic upskilling of candidates for health education, students at the sosu schools as well as further training of employees in care.

Collaboration with educational institutions

We are specialised in teaching international students and highly educated professionals, and we cooperate with universities, academies  and vocational educational institutions.

VIA University College and Aarhus University

We collaborate with VIA University College and Aarhus University. Our courses provide students with Danish skills and an understanding of Danish culture. This opens doors for them in Danish society and creates opportunities for pursuing a career in Denmark.

Social and Health School Fredericia-Vejle-Horsens

We collaborate with the Social and Health School Fredericia-Vejle-Horsens, where our reading and writing courses support students with Danish as a second language in completing their education.

Operating agreements about FVU and dyslexia education

We have operating agreements about FVU and dyslexia education with

Sprogcenter Midt as a workplace

At Sprogcenter Midt, we create learning and development for the benefit of individuals and society. As a workplace, we are ambitious in fulfilling our core mission, and the contributions of all employees are important, whether in teaching, administration, or support.

There is an ongoing dialogue at all levels of the organization on how our task solutions and teaching practices can be developed and improved. We are constantly curious about the ‘effect and impact’ in relation to both collaborators, customers, and students. Not everything is equally good; we learn from what we do, and we share our knowledge, results, and methods with each other.

Good collaboration is a focal point. We support, help, and consult with each other, fostering a strong professionally developing community through partner or team collaboration, joint preparation, pedagogical days, staff days, professional courses, study trips, etc. We are aware that collegial relationships need continuous attention and nurturing, as they have significance both for the quality of task solutions and the individual’s sense of meaning and well-being at work.

Finally, we recognize that shared collegial experiences build camaraderie and enhance the work environment when we invest ourselves and engage in enjoyable or fun activities together that go beyond work.

 

Apply for a job with us

Would you like to become part of a workplace where respect, development and job satisfaction are fundamental values?

We are continuously seeking new employees for teaching assignments, administration, service, and support.

You can find our job postings on Jobindex, but you are also always welcome to submit an unsolicited application directly—either to our director or one of our managers. You can find the contact information here.

Please note that we are not allowed to retain your application unless you explicitly grant permission. With your permission, we will keep your application for a maximum of six months.

Important information before you apply:

  • Our employees are affiliated with one of our departments in Horsens, Herning, or Skanderborg, but there may be occasional meetings or tasks at the other branches.
  • As a teacher, you should be prepared to take on assigned teaching tasks at educational institutions, companies, etc., in our coverage area (East and Mid Jutland).
  • If you are applying as a teacher, it is a requirement that you have completed the further education as “teacher in Danish as a second language for adults (DsA)” or have graduated from the university/college with a language or Danish as a subject. Additionally, you must be prepared (at your own expense/time) to undergo further training in Danish as a Second Language for adults (DsA) within the first four years on the job.

 

Become a volunteer

Would you like to spend a few hours per week making a difference for new internationals in Denmark? Then become a volunteer with us.

As a volunteer, you become an important person for our students’ path into Danish society. You help to strengthen the students’ Danish skills and increase their knowledge of Denmark in general. And there’s something in it for you as well.

Our students come from all over the world and can be refugees, international workers, students, spouses or au pairs.

As a volunteer, you become an important person for our students’ path into Danish society. You help to strengthen the student’s Danish skills and increase their knowledge of Denmark in general. But you will also benefit from being a volunteer yourself – this is the experience many others have had. You will learn something new, develop your skills, expand your network and meet exciting people from abroad.

As a volunteer you must hold high social competencies

  • You are curious and ask open questions so that the students get to talk as much as possible during the time with you
  • You contribute with good energy, presence, openness and the ability to listen
  • You are curious to meet people from other parts of the world

We collaborate with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). Therefore, as a volunteer, you have a contract, insurance and can participate in courses offered by the Danish Refugee Council.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact our local volunteer coordinator:

Horsens: Torry Kjeldsen, torry.k@sprogcentermidt.dk

Herning: Dorit Ahler, dorit.a@sprogcentermidt.dk

Skanderborg: Marie Møller Staal, marie.s@sprogcentermidt.dk

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