Being an international professional in such country as Denmark, where everyone speaks fluent English, living and finding a job seems a relatively easy task, however, the reality hits hard: without any Danish knowledge it is hard to find a good job where your professional skills would be needed and valued. At least basics of a conversational Danish is already valued – and will definitely increase your chances of getting a job.
If you are interested in learning Danish, there are some options: either going to classes physically or learning online. Besides the language center Lærdansk, bigger cities offer Danish classes in universities and student houses. Another option is to find a personal private teacher, which, having seen many examples, is a good option after you have already learned something but are still afraid to talk.
A good idea would also be to read in Danish, especially newsletters and newspapers, which contain interesting information on current affairs. It could be interesting and valuable to read such newspapers as Alt om København and Jyllands Posten. Women, who are interested in reading articles in Danish, could take a look at Woman.dk magazine for women, which is a Danish Cosmo version. And, without a doubt, try speaking Danish as much as possible – without the courage to speak one can know the grammar but will still be unable to express the thoughts…
When you feel comfortable speaking Danish, it could be a good idea to switch to Danish instead of English with your Danish friends – it’ll for sure take time to get used to speaking in a new language, however, you will see that your language is improving really quickly. Just do not stop learning and speaking – the more you practice, the better it becomes.