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Institute for Language and Culture  

Welcome to the Institute for Languages and Culture (ILC) – the language and cultural studies hub of the Royal Danish Defence College. The institute is home to the two-year military linguist programme in Arabic, Russian and Persian.
The ILC is also responsible for the delivery of English and French courses to cadets and officers within the department and at the Army, Navy and Air Force officer academies.

In addition to language teaching, the ILC develops and administers language tests to personnel across the Danish Defence in accordance with the NATO standardized agreement, STANAG, 6001.

ILC staff also conduct research in operational culture. As well as publishing in this field, members of our staff teach courses in how to understand and use culture as an operational enabler to students on the Royal Danish Defence College’s junior staff courses and master’s programmes.

Finally, the ILC also provides language, interpreting and cultural capabilities to support the Danish Armed Forces’ national and international commitments and operations. In large part, this is possible thanks to a dedicated reserve corps of about 250 language officers who, under ILC command, complement the institute’s 23 full-time staff.
Last updated 2015-12-22 - 11:06

Office hours

Mon. - Tues.:  8.00 - 16.00
Wed. - Fri.: 8.00 - 15.00


Royal Danish Defence College Institute for Language and Culture

Svanemoellen Baracks
DK-Ryvangs Allé 1
2100 Copenhagen
E-mail: fak@fak.dk
Tel: +45 7281 7000 


Press inquiries concerning the institutes research area can be directed to the media group

Tel: + 45 2553 3271