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, Sat­ur­days 9.30–11.30am and Sun­days 3.00–5.00pm. 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 web­site has updates on the school 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. 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). From grade 2 all stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in a spe­cialised pro­gram focussing on read­ing com­pre­hen­sion and writ­ing out­put, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with pro­fes­sion­al and licensed Swedish teach­ers at the Swedish com­pa­ny Sven­s­ka Dis­tans.

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 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: Emmale­na Fredriks­son emmalenafredriksson@nullgmail.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  svenskaskolanvancouver@nullgmail.com for more infor­ma­tion and the appli­ca­tion form.

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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