Danish Language Program

Learn Danish language and culture in the Pacific Northwest! NWDA offers classes in the community year-round for anyone wishing to learn how to speak, read, and write in Danish. In the classes, students also explore Denmark and discuss Danish culture.


Our classes are now held online via Zoom—anyone from near and far can join in and learn Danish with us.

Price and registration deadlines vary per course. Please check the additional course information.

Our Danish
Language Classes

Choose from four Danish language courses and two book clubs offered Spring Term 2022. For a discount on our classes, become a member of NWDA.

Our Danish
Language Book Clubs

Beginner Danish I

Teacher: Melissa Lucas
Tuesdays 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Spring term 2022: April 12th to May 31st
Online format: Zoom only

More information

Registration is closed

Danish II

Teacher: Melissa Lucas
Saturdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Spring term 2022: April 16th to June 11th (No class on May 7th)
Online format: Zoom only

More information

** Please contact Melissa Lucas to register for this course at taldansk@outlook.com

Danish III

Teacher: Melissa Lucas

Saturdays 9:30 am – 11:00 am (Pacific Time)

Spring term 2022: April 16th to June 11th (No class on May 7th)

Online format: Zoom only

More information

Registration is closed

Intermediate: Culture and Conversation

Teacher: Adrian Tan

Saturdays 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Pacific Time)
Spring term 2022: April 23rd to June 25th (No Class on May 7th)
Online format: Zoom only

More information

Registration is closed


Bookclub I

Teacher: Melissa Lucas

Tuesdays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Pacific Time)

Spring term 2022: April 12th to June 21st (No class on May 3rd & 31st)

Online format: Zoom only

More information

** Please contact Melissa Lucas to register for this course at taldansk@outlook.com

Bookclub II

Teacher: Melissa Lucas

Thursdays 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Pacific Time)

Spring term 2022: April 14th to June 2nd (No class on May 5th)

Online format: Zoom only

More information

** Please contact Melissa Lucas to register for this course at taldansk@outlook.com

What our students are saying:

I’ve been taking classes for a couple of years and my ability to speak Danish has grown immensely from taking these classes. The instructors are amazing and the content of the class is fantastic! Sign up today, you’ll be glad you did!

Peder, Danish Language Program Student, August 2021

I love the class, the people, and the teacher! Thanks for making my Saturdays better.”​

Sandra, Danish Language Program Student, Fall 2019

Our Danish Instructors

Meet our Danish teachers for Winter Term 2022!

Melissa Lucas

Danish I, Danish II, Danish III, and Book Club 1 & 2

Melissa Lucas has a unique blend of skills to help you learn Danish. Her degrees include a PhD in Scandinavian Studies, MA in Linguistics, and MS in Speech Pathology. Having initially learned Danish as an exchange student in college, Melissa is particularly aware of the pitfalls and difficulties Americans face when tackling Danish as an adult. She is well equipped to help you avoid these traps, and absolutely loves doing it! She has taught Danish to college students and community members in the Seattle area for 15 years.

Adrian Tan

Intermediate Class: Culture and Conversation

Adrian Tan is a native Dane living in Seattle. He has been teaching the class at NWDA for 4 terms and has experience teaching in Denmark.

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