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Language courses

If you are going to stay in Sweden for several months, you probably want to know some Swedish in order to read newspapers, watch television, and communicate with people. If you learn some Swedish, you will probably adjust more easily to the new culture.

The Department of Scandinavian Languages offers courses in Swedish: Swedish for Academics 1, 2, and 3. The courses are basic courses designed to give employees and scholars basic skills in the Swedish language and knowledge of Swedish culture and Swedish society. The courses will provide a basis for further studies in the Swedish language. The courses equal 7.5 ECTS credits and cost SEK 7,500 per course and participant. If you wish to attend the course, you should ask your host department for approval because they will pay the course fee.

You can also learn Swedish as a foreign language at Folkuniversitetet in Uppsala. The courses are given by teachers who have graduated from university and have extensive experience of teaching Swedish as a foreign language. For more information please contact Folkuniversitetet.

Folkuniversitetet offers Swedish for immigrants (SFI) for newcomers to Sweden. For more information please see SFI.

For information about language courses on Gotland, please contact staff administrator Marie Engegard.

The Swedish Institute offers a free online course in Swedish for beginners with material for self-study for adult learners. It is your fast track to learning Swedish wherever you live. The course gives basic spoken and written knowledge of the Swedish language, as well as an insight into Swedish culture and society. For more information please see SI.