Sweden House Society

Swedish Language Class
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 svenskaskolanvancouver@nullgmail.com for more infor­ma­tion.

Adult Classes

Begin­ners: Once a week 7pm – 9pm
Inter­me­di­ate: Once a week 7pm – 9pm
Advanced: Once a week 7pm – 9pm
Con­tact: Åsa Eidelöf — 604–988-9882 eidelofasa@nullhotmail.com

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.

Lucia Festivities in the Afternoon

Lucia Festivities in the Afternoon

Lucia Fes­tiv­i­ties in the after­noon: Chil­dren from the Swedish School, Lucia Pro­ces­sion, cof­fee, San­ta and danc­ing around the Christ­mas tree. This year’s Lucia: Han­na McFar­lane

Date: Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 10, 2016 Time: 1pm   Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Con­tact: swedishluciavancouver@nullgmail.com

Tick­ets for mem­bers will be avail­able on Octo­ber 1st, for non-mem­bers Novem­ber 1st.

Pri­ma­ry tick­et sale sys­tem is through Eventbrite, we accept the pay­ment meth­ods …

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Lucia Festivities in the Evening

Lucia Festivities in the Evening

Lucia Fes­tiv­i­ties in the evening: Chil­dren from the Swedish School, Lucia Pro­ces­sion, din­ner. This year’s Lucia: Han­na McFar­lane

Date: Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 10, 2016 Time: 6pm   Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Con­tact: swedishluciavancouver@nullgmail.com

Tick­ets for mem­bers will be avail­able on Octo­ber 1st, for non-mem­bers Novem­ber 1st.

Pri­ma­ry tick­et sale sys­tem is through Eventbrite, we accept the pay­ment meth­ods cred­it card (if order­ing through Eventbrite) or …

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SHS Presents New Culinary & Trade Awards

SHS is proud to announce two new schol­ar­ships:

The SHS Trade Award. The pur­pose of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a British Colum­bia appren­tice with the cost of his/her appren­tice­ship in of the fol­low­ing indus­tries: con­struc­tion, trans­porta­tion, mechan­i­cal or elec­tri­cal. Val­ue: $1,000 CDN. Dead­line April 30, 2015. The SHS Culi­nary Award. The pur­pose of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a British Colum­bia culi­nary stu­dent…

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The Centre is Getting A Royal Treat!

The Centre is Getting A Royal Treat!

Swe­den House Soci­ety is hon­oured to announce that as part of their roy­al vis­it to Van­cou­ver dur­ing the 2010 Win­ter Games, the King and Queen of Swe­den — Carl XVI Gustaf and Sil­via Bernadotte — will be com­ing for a vis­it to the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre!

On Thurs­day Feb­ru­ary 25th, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Sil­via will be attend­ing a …

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