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. In an exciting new partnership with Nordic Northwest in Portland, Danish II, III, and Advanced Danish with Aase Beaulieu will be offered both in-person and online. The in-person classes for Danish II, III, and Advanced Danish will be held at Nordia House (8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223).

Our Danish
Language Classes

Choose from five Danish language courses offered Fall Term 2021. For a discount on our classes, become a member of NWDA.

Beginner Danish

Teacher: Melissa Lucas
Saturday mornings 9:30 am to 11:00 am (Pacific Time)
Fall term 2021: September 25th to November 20th
Online format: ZOOM only
More information here.

Registration deadline: September 17th, 2021

Intermediate: Culture and Conversation

Teacher: Adrian Tan
Saturdays 9:00 am to 10:30 am (Pacific Time)
Fall term 2021: September 25th to November 20th
Online format: Zoom only
More information here.

Registration deadline: September 17th, 2021

Danish II

Teacher: Aase Beaulieu
Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Fall term 2021: September 14th to November 16th (no class on October 26th)
Hybrid format: Each class will be in-person at Nordia House in Portland and available on Zoom
More information here.

Registration is closed.

Danish III

Teacher: Aase Beaulieu
Tuesdays 7:35 pm to 9:05 pm (Pacific Time)
Fall term 2021: September 14th to November 16th (no class on October 26th)
Hybrid format: Each class will be in-person at Nordia House in Portland and available on Zoom
More information here.

Registration is closed.

Advanced

Teacher: Aase Beaulieu
Thursdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Fall term 2021: September 16th to November 11th
Hybrid format: Each class will be in-person at Nordia House in Portland and available on Zoom
More information here.

Registration is closed.

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 Fall Term 2021!

Aase Beaulieu

Danish II, III, Advanced Classes

Danish instructor, Aase Beaulieu, is originally from Denmark. She has four years of teaching experience at UC Berkeley and two years of experience at Berlitz International School of Languages, both group and individual lessons. Aase has been a private tutor of Danish since 2015. 

Melissa Lucas

Beginner Class

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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