Guidelines for using Danish and English at Health

Websites and online communication

  • All necessary information about employee rights and duties (e.g. appointments, holidays, maternity/paternity leave, etc.) is available in Danish and English.
  • Articles, news items, announcements and notices are found in Danish and English and are available on the website.
  • The English website is not necessarily an exact copy of the Danish. The English website may be adapted so that individual elements are summaries of the Danish content, while some information is only relevant for non-Danish speaking employees and therefore only appears on the English website.

Emails

  • Emails from the faculty management team, the department management team and the administration which are sent or forwarded to all employees will also be sent in English if there are non-Danish speaking employees among the recipients.

  • This means that the information is as far as possible sent in Danish and English in the same email. If this is not possible, then the information in English is sent as quickly as possible with the initial Danish email including information about when the English version will be sent.

Meetings and events

  • Meetings and events are held in English if there are employees present who do not understand Danish.

Newsletters

  • Newsletters sent by the faculty management team, the department management team and the administration to the employees are sent out in Danish and English.

PowerPoint presentations

  • PowerPoint presentations that are to be used across the faculty or in a unit or a forum with non-Danish speaking employees are prepared in English.
  • The oral presentation of the English PowerPoint presentation may be held in Danish if all participating employees speak Danish.

Video

  • Videos may be in both Danish and English, depending on the target group.
  • As a rule, videos are subtitled in English, regardless of the original language.
  • Text and written information contained in the video need not be translated.

Contact

Sabina Bjerre Hansen

Communications partner