Category: Schools

Anglophones left in the dust by devilishly smooth-talking Danes

The competition was fierce as CIS hosted this year’s English Speaking Union (ESU) finals, a contest open to students from public and international schools across the country. And while you might think the native Anglophone speakers at the international schools have an advantage in such competitions, it was actually the Danish gymnasiums that dominated, with CIS providing the sole representative from the international contingent. The subjects were diverse, from ‘Identity brought on by Culture – A Theory regarding the Actions of Man’ to ‘A Boring Trip to the Museum’, and the tension palpable as the students gathered with ESU chair Claire Clausen and ESU patron Countess Alexandra to listen to the final results

But in the end there could only be one winner, and this year that honour befell Nina Damklær Thorsen (third left) from Øregaard Gymnasium, who spoke on the subject of‘Freedom of Speech’But in the end there could only be one winner, and this year that honour befell Nina Damklær Thorsen (third left) from Øregaard Gymnasium, who spoke on the subject of‘Freedom of Speech’


She succeeded in impressing an intimidating judges panel, which this year consisted of (left-right) Ian Burns, the artistic director of That Theatre Company, Søs Haugaard from the University of Copenhagen and Karl Stoltz, the deputy head of mission at the US Embassy

p24dAmong the VIP guests rubbing shoulders with the countess were Irish ambassador Cliona Manahan


and CIS director Walter Plotkin (right)

Holi Cow! CIS community goes batty over Indian commemoration day


Earlier this month, Copenhagen International School celebrated the Indian holiday of Holi – the festival of colour and love. The entire school participated in creating a ‘blur of colour’ around the Hellerup Campus and surrounding community. The joint effort involved CIS’s entire school community – the PTA, staff, canteen and, of course, the students staging a fun and educational day.



Students from the preschool, primary school and middle school took part in a fun and colourful run around the school and the surrounding neighbourhood. They also participated in art activities that included making rongolis, finger painting and chalk drawings. A Hindi feast was served at the canteen.




Sunrise International Preschool

English Medium School est. 1980  At Sunrise Preschool we nurture the curiosity and thirst for knowledge inherent in all children. Our curriculum is designed to allow children to gain confidence in their personal strength, awareness of their individual gifts, and the desire to share joy with others in the society.

In Sunrise school we introduce children to imaginative play, art, painting and music which give them the creative and aesthetic sense that would help them forge a new, better and more beautiful world.

We involve children in both independent and collaborative tasks that teach them their own unique ways while working cooperatively with them.

For more information, please contact us via tlf 3543 2317 or email us .You are also very welcome to visit our website

Østerbro International School

As your child grows … we grow with them at Østerbro International School, where the individual comes first. Our primary aim is to identify and appreciate the unique potential of each pupil in a caring, comfortable and happy environment. ØIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school for the Primary Years Programme and the Middle Years Programme.

Copenhagen International School

An accredited “IB World School” offering the International Baccalaureate Programmes for students aged 3 to 19 in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. The IB Diploma gives access to universities worldwide. Our students and staff come from more than 50 different countries. Courses are conducted in English by highly-trained international teachers. CIS offers excellent facilities including a new library, sports hall and cafeteria. The school is conveniently located—only a 3 minute walk from Hellerup Station—and is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. For more information, please contact the Admissions Officer, Copenhagen International School, Hellerupvej 22-26, DK-2900 Hellerup, Denmark. Phone: +45 39 46 33 00 Email: Website:

Rygaards School

International & Danish Departments – High Academic Standards, Christian Ethos, Conveniently located in Hellerup. For further information, please visit our webpage at or phone Dr. Ken Rushe on +45 39 62 10 53

Skt. Josef’s International School

Part of the well established Danish School, Skt. Josef’s School, located in the historic centre of Roskilde (30 km west of Copenhagen) is just a stone’s throw from two beautiful parks and the famous Roskilde Fjord and Harbour, home to the Viking Ship Museum. The Cambridge International primary programme for 5 to 11 year olds is the central teaching curriculum and as from the next academic year, August 2013/2014, Cambridge Secondary 1 will also be available for 11 to 14 years old. At Skt. Josef’s School, the learning environment is based on values that focus not only on high academic achievement but essential social and personal development. For further information, please contact Line Lorentzen, Head of the International Department – phone: +45 46 30 46 04 or +45 53 39 42 45 – email: – web: 



With Danish tuition in 20 Danish municipalities, Lærdansk is the country’s largest network of language centres. We teach foreigners who come to Denmark to live, work or study. 84 % of our students deem our tuition good or very good, and the students’ average grades are above the country’s average.
The virtual school Netdansk provides online Danish tuition suitable for people with high-level education. Eight out of ten studens who participate in Netdansk’s courses learn something new each time they perform an assignment

Lærdansk Erhverv

Good offers for the business community: Our tailor-made efforts facilitate the quick settling in of international employees and their spouses and foreign students in Denmark. We teach a large number of nationalities and have solid experience in teaching a wide variety of trade groups, from medical doctors to industry workers.
Lærdansk is a part of the Danish Refugee Council. See more at and try our self-study guide


Learn Danish quickly and easily at Københavns Sprogcenter. We offer Danish as a second language at all levels. Our Vesterbro location features comfortable, modern classrooms, and our selection of day and evening classes makes it easy to work around your schedule. Students can also take advantage of our career counselling services and our Connecting Friends programme, which helps you establish your network in Denmark. To set up an appointment with one of our language counsellors, drop in at our offices at Valdemarsgade 16 (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-2, Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-8), call us at 33 31 21 21 (weekdays between 10-2), or e-mail us at After your initial meeting, you’ll be able to begin classes within a


New job? New country? New language? Learn Danish with CLAVIS! We offer customized Danish courses at your workplace; courses in written Danish for advanced learners at your workplace or at CLAVIS in Copenhagen, Lyngby, Greve and Roskilde; one-to-one tuition. CLAVIS supplies Danish courses to a large number of international and local companies. Contact CLAVIS for more information about courses that meet your individual needs. Call us at +45 40 60 53 99 or email or


Intensive language training, total immersion private lessons small City: 70 21 50 10 Lyngby: 70 21 50 30

Vestegnens sprogcenter

DANISH YOU CAN USE RIGHT AWAY – Intensive Danish Courses, all relevant and officially approved courses, online classes for those students who are unable to attend at the Language Centre. We conduct all relevant exams in Danish, the Citizenship Test, Danish test level 1, Danish test level 2 and the Immigration Test. Vestegnens Sprog- & Kompetencecenter, located at Kastrup & Glostrup (Copenhagen). Close to public transport. Sign up now! Call 43 28 35 00 or visit


Sprogcenter Hellerup offers intensive Danish courses at all levels. Day and evening classes with a focus on pronunciation. E-learning courses or online courses combined with classes once a week. Business Danish for all industries. Our two departments in Hellerup and Lyngby are close to public transportation.

Contact us for more details: Bernsttorffsvej 20, 2900 Hellerup, +45 39 46 30 50, or www.


VUF OFFERS DANISH FOR FOREIGNERS - Courses at all levels. Sign up now! Contact our counselors by phone at 3815 8521or email We look forward to hearing from you! VoksenUddannelsescenter Frederiksberg, Falstersvej 3-5, DK-2000 Frederiksberg Telephone: +45 3815 8500 or visit


Danish for foreigners. Danish Education 3. We offer Danish Education 3 which is designed for students with a solid academic background who can be expected to learn Danish quickly and efficiently. The progression is fast and the level high. Corporate Danish courses – classes also available on Skype. We design and deliver tailored in-company courses. The courses can be held as group classes or on a one-to-one basis and range from beginners to advanced level. More info at or call +45 3318 7900.

Ballerup Sprogcenter

LEARN DANISH! – Day and evening classes, e-learning combined with classes every second Saturday, focus on pronunciation. Ballerup Sprogcenter +45 4477 2626


DANISH LESSONS. Also E-learning (Skype) Experienced graduate teacher (university of Copenhagen gives private lessons at all levels. Free test.
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