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 …

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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 …

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Scholarship recipients of Sweden House Society 2015

Scholarship recipients of Sweden House Society 2015

The Swe­den House Soci­ety (SHS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the SHS scholarships of 2015!.

The 2015 recip­i­ent of the Karl Ståhl Schol­ar­ship is Ms. Lauren Dobishok, who is graduating grade 12 of Maple Ridge Secondary today. Ms, Dobishok was chosen as the most distinguished applicant due to her very strong application and grades. She also impressed with her extensive volunteering experience, especially through …

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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 co-chair. Carina …

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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…

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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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