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More foreigners want to learn Danish

Language centres having a hard time finding enough teachers

October 14th, 2014 5:39 pm| by admin

The country’s language centres have seen a significant increase in the numbers of students wanting to learn Danish. So many, in fact, that they are having trouble finding qualified teachers.

Some language centres now have twice as many students as before. 

For example, the Jutland language school Lærdansk Syddjurs has grown from 100 to 220 students in just two years.

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While not as steep, schools in Horsens, Skanderborg, Odder and Silkeborg have also seen an increase in student numbers.

Primarily refugees
The new students are primarily refugees, foreign workers and students.

The influx of new students has created an increased ​demand for Danish teachers, making finding qualified applicants a challenge.

“It's been harder to find teachers,” Yrsa Petersen from Lærdansk Syddjurs told DR NYheder.

“It is new territory for us to have to go looking for them.”