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

the Norwegian classes for Fall 2017:

The Beginners class starts Wednesday, September 20th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm for 10 weeks. It takes place in the Norwegian Room and will be taught by Mette. Cost $125

The Intermediate class starts Tuesday, September 19th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm for 10 weeks. It takes place in the Icelandic Room and will be taught by Liv-Anita. Cost $125

The Advanced class starts Tuesday, September 19th from 7:00 – 9:00 for 10 weeks. It takes place in the Norwegian Room and will be taught by Mette.  Cost $125

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!

The children’s class starts on Saturday, September 16 from 12:30 – 2:00 for 5 weeks and will be taught by Sigrid. (there is a possibility of 3 more weeks – to be discussed at the first class).

It is for children aged group 4 or 5 – 12 (the youngest children may need a little parent support at the beginning). Cost $50/child, second child in family $40 and third free.

Instructor: Sigrid

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!

Fall session for teens will start Tuesday, Sept. 19 and end Nov. 21. This is a multilevel class with curriculum adjusted to the needs and wishes of the students. There is very little homework: typically students will write a sentence or two about their weekend and read it to the class. This vocabulary will be the basis of the lesson for the evening. There are no exams.

Adult: Advanced/Intermediate Danish language lessons will start Wednesday, Sept. 20 and end Nov. 22. This class is mostly in Danish, and the content is adjusted to the needs and wishes of the students.

Adult: Beginner’s Danish language lessons will start Thursday, Sept. 21 and end Nov. 23. This class is open to anyone of any level. Depending on interest, we may have a second class meeting in the library upstairs.

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.

All 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 Master’s 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.

 

Advanced/Intermediate Class Danish Teacher Elisabeth Carstensen

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Elisabeth has been teaching Danish at the Scandinavian center since 2015. She has lived in Skanderborg until 2014 when she and her husband moved to Vancouver. She looks forward to meeting you in the advanced Danish class. She has a Master’s degree in logistics and supply chain management from Århus university. She lives with her husband and baby, and both of them love Vancouver. 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. Elisabeth is looking forward to meeting you all and spending 10 Wednesdays 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 three times a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays), 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