Swedish Language Classes

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.

Norwegian

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Norwegian Language Classes

Nor­we­gian lan­guage instruc­tion is offered by Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety. All the cur­rent class­es will be held at the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burn­a­by, near Kens­ing­ton Avenue and Sprott Street. Addi­tion­al loca­tions could be arranged for a small group depend­ing on instruc­tor avail­abil­i­ty. For info con­tact  Sher­ry Johansen sherrymj@nulltelus.net

Adult classes

New Begin­ner Class start­ing Mon­day March 6th, 2017, 7pm to 9pm!

Begin­ner I: Wednes­day: 7 to 9 pm from Jan­u­ary 11, 2017 (text Troll I Ord lessons 1–5)

Begin­ner II: Thurs­day 7 to 9 pm; from Jan­u­ary 12, 2017 (text Troll I Ord 6–10+); instruc­tor Mette

Inter­me­di­ate: Wednes­day 7 to 9 pm; Jan­u­ary 11 , 2017 (Troll I Ord 11-@20); instruc­tor Anne Maia

Advanced: Tues­day 7 to 9 pm; from Jan­u­ary 10, 2017 (ref­er­ence text Troll I Ord); instruc­tor Mette

Pri­vate instruc­tion might be arranged through one of our instruc­tors.

Fees: Each 10 ­course ses­sion costs $125. Pay elec­tron­i­cal­ly or by cheque at the first class.

Cur­ric­u­la: Cours­es in gen­er­al fol­low the text (Troll I Ord, down­load­able) in Begin­ner and Inter­me­di­ate cours­es. It is used as a ref­er­ence in the Advanced course. Instruc­tors enrich class­es with vocab­u­lary and speak­ing prac­tice adjust­ed to suit stu­dents’ needs. Begin­ner cours­es empha­size speak­ing and read­ing. Writ­ten lan­guage is added in Inter­me­di­ate and Advanced cours­es.

Instruc­tors: Our teach­ers are qual­i­fied and excit­ing native Nor­we­gian speak­ers using the Oslo dialect. They bring much use­ful cul­tur­al infor­ma­tion to each class.

Children’s classes – Learning Norwegian is FUN!

Bar­neskolen FREE for small chil­dren, 10 Sat­ur­days, 12:30 to 2 pm start­ing Jan­u­ary 14, 2017. Chil­dren enjoy books, toys, sim­ple games, and songs in Nor­we­gian. Par­ents must accom­pa­ny chil­dren and share lead­er­ship and super­vi­sion.

Bar­neskolen for ages 4 or 5 to 12, 10 Sat­ur­days, 12:30 to 2 start­ing Jan­u­ary 14, 2917. Chil­dren talk, sing, dance, do Scan­di­na­vian crafts and cook­ing, and play games, all in Nor­we­gian. Stu­dents may per­form at Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety events. Stu­dents may be grouped by age depend­ing on skill and on avail­abil­i­ty of addi­tion­al instruc­tors.

Instruc­tor: Sigrid

Fees: $125 for a first child; addi­tion­al sib­lings $75. Pay at the first class.

To register: sherrymj@nulltelus.net

Email your name, address, phone num­ber, course want­ed, and a com­ment about your Nor­we­gian lan­guage skill lev­el. With your child’s reg­is­tra­tion, include age and spe­cial require­ments such as food aller­gies. Expect a return con­fir­ma­tion. Reg­is­ter ear­ly as cours­es with insuf­fi­cient enrol­ment may be can­celled. Stu­dents are wel­come to reg­is­ter late; the instruc­tors arrange much review at every class. Fees are pro­rat­ed for late reg­is­tra­tions. Our instruc­tors will help you find the best course for you. You may also vis­it more than one course to help you decide.

To reg­is­ter or inquire: Sher­ry Johansen sherrymj@nulltelus.net

Kaffestue

Our Nor­we­gian Con­ver­sa­tion Cof­fee Club meets on Sun­days at 2 pm start­ing in mid Jan­u­ary. Stop by to share cof­fee, treats and top­ics. For infor­ma­tion or to con­firm dates, hol­i­days, etc. con­tact Judith at judithanderson@nullshaw.ca or phone Eva 604 581‑3376. Judith can arrange e-mail reminders and noti­fi­ca­tions.

Fol­low us on Face­book: https://www.facebook.com/VancouverNorwegianLanguageClasses

 

 

Finnish

Finnish Language ClassAll class­es are offered in both Fall and Spring and run for 10 weeks.

For more detailed info on Finnish class­es, vis­it finnfun.org.

Children & Youth Classes

Finnish as a First Lan­guage (3 – 6 years): Every oth­er Tues­day 6pm – 8pm
Finnish as a First Lan­guage (7 — 12 years): Every oth­er Tues­day 6pm – 8pm
Finnish as a Sec­ond Lan­guage Kinder­garten (4 – 7 years): Every oth­er Sat­ur­day 10:00am – 12:00pm
Finnish as a Sec­ond Lan­guage Kinder­garten (8 — 12 years): Every oth­er Sat­ur­day 10:00am – 12:00pm
Con­tact: Sel­ja Nyberg — (604) 275‑7401 or email selja@nullhotmail.com

Adult Classes

Begin­ners: Wednes­days 7pm – 9pm
Intermediate/Advanced: Mon­days 7pm – 9pm
Con­tact: Tuo­mo Neu­vo­nen via email tneuvonen@nullhotmail.com

Danish

Danish Language Classes

New! Dan­ish Lan­guage Class for Teens!

Spring ses­sion for teens is ongo­ing and ends June 14th. If you are plan­ning to vis­it Den­mark, or if you are hav­ing vis­i­tors from Den­mark, it will be use­ful for your teenagers to be able to speak a lit­tle Dan­ish before these vis­its take place. We hope to offer anoth­er class for teens in Sep­tem­ber. Reg­is­ter by e-mail to Annette Lau­rid­sen: annette.h.lauridsen@nullgmail.com

Adult: Advanced/intermediate Dan­ish lan­guage lessons will start again in Sep­tem­ber on Tues­day evenings, This class is most­ly in Dan­ish.

The cost is $100 for ten lessons, payable on the first day of your class. A cheque made out to Dan­ish House Soci­ety is pre­ferred.

The cur­ricu­lum will be adjust­ed to the needs and wish­es of the stu­dents reg­is­tered.

Class­es start at 6:30pm and end at 8:30pm in the Dan­ish room at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre.

We will take reg­is­tra­tion in August.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly we do not have a teacher for young children’s class­es this time.

Please reg­is­ter by e-mail indi­cat­ing your lev­el to Annette Lau­rid­sen: annette.h.lauridsen@nullgmail.com

Here is a lit­tle infor­ma­tion about teach­ers:

Beginner’s Class and Teens Class Dan­ish Teacher Mai Ros­thof

Mai has a mas­ters degree in Media and Film Arts and a bach­e­lor in Dan­ish (Lan­guage & Lit­er­a­ture) from Copen­hagen Uni­ver­si­ty 2013. Before com­ing to Van­cou­ver she was work­ing for LEGO as mar­ket­ing asso­ciate launch­ing ele­men­tary and preschool prod­ucts for LEGO Edu­ca­tion. Mai wish­es to cre­ate a relaxed and fun atmos­phere in her class­room, where every­one can grow their lan­guage skills togeth­er and per­haps also get to know the cul­ture of the small coun­try a lit­tle bet­ter. Mai grew up in Vejle, Den­mark. She came to Van­cou­ver Decem­ber 2016 with her boyfriend Vil­lads and Bowie the labrador. This is her first time in Cana­da, and she thinks Van­cou­ver is incred­i­ble. She is look­ing for­ward to explore the sur­round­ing nature even more and so is her dog.

 

Beginner’s Class Danish Teacher

Fred­erik is 19 years old and moved to Van­cou­ver in Sep­tem­ber 2016. He fin­ished high school in June 2016 and after that he moved to Cana­da where he is going to stay for almost a year before he will begin study­ing again back in Den­mark. In high school Fred­erik was study­ing Eng­lish at the high­est lev­el and he has a wide knowl­edge about the con­nec­tions and dif­fer­ences that Dan­ish and Eng­lish appear to have. He has been liv­ing in Aarhus, Den­mark his entire life but he has fam­i­ly in both ends of the coun­try and he can because of that give an excel­lent insight in the cul­tur­al dif­fer­ences that Den­mark has as well. Fur­ther­more Fred­erik will also be able to pro­vide you with great assis­tance on how to speak Dan­ish and make sure that your Dan­ish gets improved a lot. He is very excit­ed about see­ing you for the next com­ing ses­sions.

 

ElizabethElis­a­beth is 27 years old. She moved to Van­cou­ver Novem­ber 2014 and is work­ing at Con­tain­er World as an Inven­to­ry Plan­ner. She has a mas­ters degree in logis­tics and sup­ply chain man­age­ment from Århus uni­ver­si­ty. She lives with her hus­band and both of them love Van­cou­ver. She taught the Dan­ish lan­guage class fall semes­ter 2015 which she real­ly enjoyed. Elis­a­beth was born in Wood­land, Cal­i­for­nia but she grew up in Alken in Jyl­land, Dan­mark. She enjoys the cul­tur­al aspect of Van­cou­ver and she also likes to snow­board. She looks for­ward to shar­ing more about Dan­ish cul­ture. Both are look­ing for­ward to meet­ing you all and spend­ing 10 Thurs­days togeth­er with you.

To reg­is­ter or inquire: Please con­tact Annette Lau­rid­sen: annette.h.lauridsen@nullgmail.com

Pay by cheque made out to Dan­ish House Soci­ety at the first class.

Best regards, Annette Lau­rid­sen, Dan­ish Lan­guage Co-ordi­na­tor Dan­ish House Soci­ety, Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre

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 Dan­ish School is a great way to keep teach­ing activ­i­ties on your resume, get to know fel­low Danes in the area, learn about bilin­gual­ism, sub­si­dize your income and have fun.

We offer lessons two times a week, each les­son con­sist­ing of two hours plus prep work. Excel­lent ver­bal and writ­ten pro­fi­ciency in the Dan­ish lan­guage is a require­ment.

Please do not con­tact the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre Office.

Language Classes

Language Classes
If you want to con­nect with your Scan­di­na­vian roots, brush up on your exist­ing skills or are look­ing for a new chal­lenge, we have the class for you!

The Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre offers both chil­dren and adult lan­guage class­es for begin­ners, inter­me­di­ates and advanced speak­ers in all Scan­di­na­vian lan­guages. Nation­al hol­i­days, cel­e­bra­tions and tra­di­tions form a large part of the cur­ricu­lum of each class, younger stu­dents learn through songs and games and movies, mag­a­zines, and news­pa­pers are used to facil­i­tate learn­ing and to cre­ate a fun atmos­phere.

All class­es are held at the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre.

Languages

Dan­ish
Finnish
Nor­we­gian
Swedish
Ice­landic