Adult classes are offered in both Fall and Winter and run for 10 weeks. Children’s classes follow a regular school year schedule, and are designed for children 3–16 years old who have someone that can speak and support their Swedish on a daily basis. Books in Swedish are also available at the Scandinavian Centre for members of the Swedish Cultural Society. Please contact the Swedish Cultural Society on how to access books for adults and the Swedish School of Vancouver on how to access books for children.
Children & Youth Classes
The Swedish School of Vancouver offers classes in Swedish for children on Thursdays 4.15–6.15pm OR Saturdays 9.30–11.30am. All classes teach Swedish language and Swedish culture, including vocabulary, grammar, literature and Swedish traditions such as lucia and semlor. At the end of the school year we have a weekend spring camp, which is very popular both for kids and their parents. The Swedish School of Vancouver a website has updates on the school and educational blogs on raising bilingual and bi-cultural kids, and our community is a great place to meet friends and families that share your experiences of living abroad.
Our preschool curriculum has a play-based structure with songs and games for children 3–5 years and typically involves some participation of the parents. Classes for Elementary School (5–12 years) and Junior Secondary/ Middle School students (12–16 years) are based on educational plans developed by the Swedish Department of Education (Skolverket). The classes for the oldest (12–16 years) are taught through Sofiaskolan Distans. This is a long-distance curriculum with a local teacher supervisor and a head teacher in Sweden, with grades that provide eligibility for Swedish High school (behörighet till svenskt gymnasium).
Availability of students and teachers can sometimes limit the classes that we offer for a certain age group or day of the week..
Please check our website, or contact us via phone 604–725‑8431 (Mia Logie) or via email moc.liamgnull@revuocnavnaloksaksnevs for more information.
Beginners: Once a week 7pm – 9pm
Intermediate: Once a week 7pm – 9pm
Advanced: Once a week 7pm – 9pm
Contact: Astrid Switzer — (604) 228‑9160 or via email ac.wahsnull@0619reztiws
New Teachers Needed
Our teachers are one of the most valuable resources that we have, and we are always keeping an eye open for new people to join our team. If you know of new people that are coming into town, might be planning to come here or already live here and have an interest in teaching please ask them to get in touch with us. Teaching at the Swedish School is a great way to keep teaching activities on your resume, get to know fellow Swedes in the area, learn about bilingualism, subsidize your income and have fun with a multitude of amazing kids.
We offer lessons two times a week, each lesson consisting of two hours plus prep work. This fall we will be needing a couple of new teachers. Applicants with a teacher or preschool education are preferred. Excellent verbal and written proficiency in the Swedish language is a requirement.
Please contact us at http://svenskaskolanvancouver.org or 604–725-8431 for more information and the application form.