Communicating across borders
Course on executive Danish
To enable non-Danish executives staying in Denmark for a limited period to communicate appropriately in Danish in situations where social competence and cross-cultural understanding are in focus. Situations include
Remarks in the corridor
Opening and closing of meetings
Social activities in the company
Visits in Danish colleagues’ homes
Quick responses in emails
Course format: This course is of a highly practical nature. Each session is designed so as to make it possible to use the skills acquired immediately. All materials are prepared individually, catering for special wishes and needs.
Course length: We recommend a module of 20 hours as a minimum, if the language skills acquired are to be of any practical use. People have very different learning rates – some pick up the language very fast, others need more time to allow it to consolidate.
“The lessons quickly gave me practical help with Danish for everyday business and social situations. The feedback from my employees on my forays into the Danish language with simple things like my voicemail greeting, toasts, short speeches and the like, was very rewarding and fulfilling. The language is the key to a culture and having a grasp on some of the basics has helped me integrate into the business and everyday life here. All-in-all, I would say that the time invested in the course certainly paid back many times over.”
Alexander Hardy, CEO of Novartis Healthcare Denmark