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: Astrid Switzer — (604) 228‑9160 or via email switzer9160@nullshaw.ca

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.

Descriptive Survey of Expat Swedes

The inter­na­tional organ­i­sa­tion “Swedes World­wide” (SVIV) is the offi­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive of expat Swedes. It con­ducts advo­cacy and lob­by­ing through con­tacts with par­lia­men­tary par­ties, author­i­ties, orga­ni­za­tions, media and other influ­encers. SVIV mon­i­tors your inter­ests and issues, such as the pass­port pro­cess­ing, cit­i­zen­ship, tax­a­tion, vot­ing, etc.

Cur­rently, SVIV is under­tak­ing a large sur­vey of the ca 550,000 expat Swedes around the world. …

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Carina Spencer takes over as the new chair for Sweden House Society

Carina Spencer takes over as the new chair for Sweden House Society

The Swe­den House Soci­ety of the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (SCCS) in Burnarby had its annual gen­eral meet­ing on March 17th, 2015. As usual, the AGM included nom­i­nat­ing and vot­ing in a new board. The act­ing chair Lena Normén-Younger and vice chair Anna-Carin Törn­qvist stepped down. Carina Spencer was voted in as the new SHS chair, with Yvonne Spence as the …

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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…

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The 16th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

The 16th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

Date: Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 26, 2014 Time: 7pm to 1am Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Cost: $50.00, pre­sale $45 by send­ing in cheque to SWEA, c/o Lena Normen-Younger, 105‑2025 West Broad­way, Van­cou­ver BC  V6J 1Z6 or sendind an elec­tronic trans­fer with interac to sweavancouver@nullgmail.com. Last date to get the lower price of $45 is Sep­tem­ber 20, 2014 (cheque must have been posted …

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Sweden House Society awards the 2014 Karl Ståhl Scholarship to Sebastian Gitt & Hanna McFarlane

Sweden House Society awards the 2014 Karl Ståhl Scholarship to Sebastian Gitt & Hanna McFarlane

Van­cou­ver, BC – May 28, 2014

The Swe­den House Soci­ety (SHS) is pleased to announce the 2014 recip­i­ents of the Karl Ståhl Schol­ar­ship, Mr. Sebas­t­ian Gitt & Ms. Hanna McFarlane.

Mr. Gitt is cur­rently fin­ish­ing his high school stud­ies at Sey­cove Sec­ondary School in North Van­cou­ver. In 2013, he was awarded an Out­stand­ing Scholar Award at his school by hav­ing …

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Calling all Swedish Chefs CANCELLED

Calling all Swedish Chefs CANCELLED

This series has been CANCELLED.

The Swedish Cul­tural Soci­ety is proud to sup­port Swedish Cook­ing Course #4. Three vol­un­teer chefs are needed to teach a class on one of the fol­low­ing dates:

Dates: Tues­days, April 15, 22, 29, May 20, 27, June 3.  Please note: No classes May 6 or 13. Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity …

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