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Utsav Jain originally qualified as a software engineer in India. A brief work assignment in Denmark in 2017 marked the beginning of a journey into Danish language, culture, and working life. And now, Utsav has in many ways reached his dream destination.
UCplus Language Center in Greve is a meeting place for people from many different countries. What they have in common is the dream of learning Danish and finding work in Denmark. They enjoy meeting each other at the language centre, where they not only improve their language skills but also have the opportunity to form friendships and create useful networks.
Since 2016, the Jutland-based company Combitherm has employed a group of Syrians in its production. The company is growing, and this requires optimization of work processes and effective communication.
The holiday home rental company Esmark has many foreign employees among their cleaning staff, including Ukrainian refugees. To help these Ukrainian refugees get started, Esmark has initiated a collaboration with UCplus’ Language Center in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality. UCplus arranges Danish lessons tailored to the specific needs of Esmark’s employees.
Nurse Holger Hampe-Hecht was ready to do anything to live in Denmark. Along with his husband, he left his job, house, and daily life near Nuremberg in Southern Germany to pursue the dream of a life with a good ‘work-life balance’. In less than two years, his dream has come true.
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“Learning Danish has helped my integration, as it has provided me with relevant knowledge about Danish culture and how Danish society works,” Vindya explains.
When Charity first arrived in Denmark, she was apprehensive about speaking Danish with others. Three years later, she gave a graduation speech at UCplus, celebrating her impressive PD-2 exam result and her newfound confidence in addressing an audience in Danish. However, that’s not all she gained. Discover how she also found a sense of community and knowledge about Danish culture.
As an international researcher and mother of a two-year-old boy, Tahereh has a busy life. Originally from Iran, Tahereh is very happy to be living in Denmark, and she is determined to learn Danish, so that she can talk to her son, who is learning Danish at his daycare. She also wants to be able to speak Daish, so she van be a part of Danish life and society. In order to have time for it all, she attends UCplus’ online Danish classes, because it gives her the flexibility she needs.
Madara came as an exchange student from Latvia to study a semester at the Aarhus Music Conservatory. She went all-in learning Danish and became a church singer so she could hold on to her love for music while practicing her Danish.
Danfoss employees Suriya and his wife Abi from Chennai, India have embraced Sønderborg as their new hometown. They are both fully engaged in learning Danish, as they want to take part of the social life in Sønderborg.