SHS Scholarhips

There are currently two official scholarships of the Sweden House Society (SHS) and one by the SHS member organisation SWEA Vancouver:

  • The SHS Karl Ståhl Award. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a British Columbia student with the cost of his/her post-secondary education. Value: $2,000 CDN. Deadline March 31, 2018.
  • 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: $2,000 CDN. Deadline March 31, 2018.
  • The SWEA Vancouver-University of British Columbia Scholarship for undergraduate studies in Sweden. Find out more on SWEA Vancouver’s website. Value: $3,000 CDN. Deadline April 30th, 2018.

For all scholarships, applicants have to demonstrate and prove a strong interest in Sweden and the Swedish community in BC. Volunteering at the Scandinavian Centre or in any of the member organisations weigh heavily in the decision made by the scholarship committee.

Contact SHS at for more information on our scholarships and deadlines.

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 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

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 or 604-725-8431 for more information and the application form.

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.



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