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How I found some of the most interesting things in Sweden

I’ve taken my own sweet time to find things to do here. I’ve made mistakes, learned from them, understood how things work and had some insights which will stick with me for life. Here are some of the most interesting things I found. Amazing Free-standing courses at the university I wanted to do a Master’s […]

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“Learning Swedish isn’t difficult”

If you’re planning on moving to Sweden, you have to start learning Swedish. Yes, Swedes are very good at English, but you really have to know Swedish for many small things! You probably saw the term SFI often, or svenska för invandrare, on many websites. These are free Swedish courses provided by the government, however, […]

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How to go from being a visitor to a resident in Sweden

When I was younger, I always said that ‘I’d never move to a country that’s even darker and colder than the Netherlands!’. Little did I know that not many years later, I’d be walking (or more like ice skating) at Drottninggatan in the centre of my new home city with a kanelbulle from Pressbyrån, listening to […]

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Swedish at a private school

There is a limited offer of private teaching alternatives in Sweden as SFI and SAS cover most of the market with their courses. However, opting for Swedish at a private school might be a good alternative if you aren’t applicable for SFI or SAS.  Pros & cons of a private Swedish school comes with classmates, routines […]

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Private courses & counselling

Private courses and counselling Private teaching has many advantages. It can focus on your weakness and needs and therefore be a great way to complement your regular language learning. A private teacher can also adapt to your schedule in a way regular language courses never can.  The Swedish Teacher The Swedish Teacher offers high-quality Swedish […]

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Swedish at a Swedish university

swedish university

Exchange students are not the only ones who can take Swedish at a Swedish university. There are many Swedish courses at Swedish universities and the main requirement is mostly just to be eligible for higher studies in your  home country. The courses cover pure language courses, preparations courses for TISUS and traditional university studies for people interested […]

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Svenska som andraspråk, SAS

Svenska som andraspråk/SAS

SAS stands for “Swedish as a second language” and is a continuation of the SFI teaching. SAS consist of four courses and the content in the three last courses is equivalent to the Swedish students learn in high school. All SAS courses are free of charge and you’re also entitled to student aid – CSN while taking SAS. […]

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SIFA & SFX – Swedish for professionals and academics

There are specialized Swedish courses for foreign-born graduates and professionals in Sweden. These courses hold a higher study pace than regular SFI courses and are designed for highly motivated students. There are two types of courses: one for foreign-born graduates in general one for foreign-born professionals within certain work fields Swedish for academics The Swedish for […]

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Svenska för invandrare, SFI

Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) is an educational program for Newbies, where you learn Swedish and about the Swedish society. The concept is simple – free Swedish courses, all over the country, for all newbies (over 16) who legally reside in Sweden and who lack knowledge in the Swedish language. Note: that SFI is free of […]

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