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Learn Swedish

Swedish is a language spoken by about 10 million people. Even though people you meet in Sweden have a basic knowledge of English it is most beneficial to learn a bit of Swedish for the reason of integrating into both society and the workplace.

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The most important reason to learn Swedish is that it increases your employment potential and can be a requirement for entering higher education in Sweden. Furthermore you will become more independant, able to interact more closely with the Swedes and get a better understanding of the Swedish culture.

Learning Swedish — a personal story at sweden.se

Swedish for Immigrants, SFI

Upon arriving in Sweden and receiving a personal number (“personnummer”), it is common for most people to sign up to Swedish for Immigrants, SFI, as it is commonly referred.

SFI is offered free of charge and is a terrific way for internationals to improve their Swedish language skills. SFI classes are divided into distinct levels based on a person’s prior level of education and knowledge of Swedish.

More information about SFI - Lund

More information about SFI - Malmö

If you belong to antoher municipality, please check their websites for the courses offered.

Swedish as a Foreign Language, Lund University

Lund University offers a Swedish beginner’s language course with a rapid progression.

More information about the course at the Lund University website

Swedish language, culture and society, Malmö University

Malmö University offers courses with elementary knowledge and skills in the Swedish language as well as a basic introduction to Swedish society and culture.

More information about the courses at Malmö university website

Language courses

Swedish language courses and summer courses can also be taken through other associations, though often at a cost to the student.

Information about language courses at Study in Sweden website

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