Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre

Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre

Welcome to the Scandinavian Community Centre



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Danish language classes are cancelled until further notice. Stay safe everyone.

We hope to start again in January.

Ed Kuhlman kuhlman@shaw.ca Danish House Society


Here is a little information about teachers:

Kim Sandvad West

Kim has a Master’s degree in Scandinavian Languages and literature from Aarhus University 2010. He now teaches Danish and Scandinavian studies at UBC. Before coming to Vancouver in 2017, he was teaching Danish and Scandinavian studies at the University of Vaasa in Finland and does therefore speak a little Finnish, Swedish and Faroese as well. He grew up in a small village close to Horsens, Denmark, where he spent most of his time in the forest, in the kitchen or on his grandparents’ farm. He came to Vancouver in August 2017 and is excited about the wild nature and the friendly and welcoming people of Canada. In class, Kim is focused on creating a relaxed atmosphere where everyone gets to participate and everyone can develop in their own pace.

Elisabeth Carstensen

ElizabethElisabeth has been teaching Danish at the Scandinavian center since 2015. She has lived in Skanderborg until 2014 when she and her husband moved to Vancouver. She looks forward to meeting you in the advanced Danish class. She has a Master’s degree in logistics and supply chain management from Århus university. She lives with her husband and baby, and all three of them love Vancouver. Elisabeth was born in Woodland, California but she grew up in Alken in Jylland, Danmark. She enjoys the cultural aspect of Vancouver and she also likes to snowboard. She looks forward to sharing more about Danish culture.


To reg­is­ter or inquire: Ed Kuhlman kuhlman@shaw.ca

Pay by cheque made out to Danish House Society at the first class.


New Teach­ers Needed

Our teachers are one of the most valuable resources that we have, and we are always keeping an eye open for new people to join our team. If you know of new people that are coming into town, might be planning to come here or already live here and have an interest in teaching please ask them to get in touch with us. Teaching at the Danish School is a great way to keep teaching activities on your resume, get to know fellow Danes in the area, learn about bilingualism, subsidize your income and have fun.

We offer lessons twice a week (Wednesdays and Thursdays), each lesson consisting of two hours plus prep work. Excellent verbal and written proficiency in the Danish language is a requirement.

Please do not contact the Scandinavian Centre Office.


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