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, 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.

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 start date for Nor­we­gian class­es for Spring 2019:

Adult Begin­ners: Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 16th 7:00 — 9:00 pm.

Adult Inter­me­di­ate: Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 17h 7:00 — 9:00 pm.

Adult Advanced:  Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 15th  7:00 — 9:00 pm.

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!

Children’s class­es:  Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 26 — March 30  Time: 12:30 — 2:00 Cost: $50 for 5 class­es

 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 is not hav­ing any meet­ings right now.

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

Win­ter ses­sion will start again Jan­u­ary 16th and 17th.

We are tak­ing reg­is­tra­tion for the Win­ter ses­sion after Christ­mas.

These are mul­ti­level class­es with cur­ricu­lum adjust­ed to the needs and wish­es of the stu­dents in atten­dance on a week­ly basis. There is very lit­tle home­work: typ­i­cal­ly stu­dents will write a sen­tence or two about their week­end and read it to the class. Cor­rec­tions will be dis­cussed. This vocab­u­lary will be the basis of the les­son for the evening. Stu­dents should expect lots of oppor­tu­ni­ties to prac­tice speak­ing Dan­ish dur­ing the class. Stu­dents may use a note­book and pen or IPAD or lap­top for tak­ing notes in class. There are no exams. There should be ample oppor­tu­ni­ty to make new friends in the ten-week course. Stu­dents are encour­aged to study Dan­ish dai­ly (10–15 min­utes) and to make use of the many free lan­guage learn­ing web sites avail­able on the Inter­net.

Teens: No class­es avail­able.

Advanced/Intermediates: Thurs­days, Jan. 17 – Mar. 21, 2019. If nec­es­sary, a make-up class will be added on Mar. 28th. This class is at a high­er lev­el of Dan­ish, and the con­tent is adjust­ed to the needs and wish­es of the stu­dents. Stu­dents should have some knowl­edge of Dan­ish. The teacher is Kim West.

Begin­ners: Wednes­days, Jan. 16 – Mar. 20. If nec­es­sary, a make-up class will be added on Mar. 27th. This class is open to any­one of any lev­el. Elis­a­beth Carstensen is return­ing to teach this class.

Spring Ses­sion is planned for five weeks after and East­er break. The advanced class will be on Thurs­days, Apr. 25 – May 23, with a pos­si­ble make-up class on May 30th. The begin­ners’ class will be on Wednes­days, Apr. 24 – May 22, with a pos­si­ble make-up class on May 29th.

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.

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

 

Here is a lit­tle infor­ma­tion about teacher:

Intermediate Class Danish Teacher Mr. Kim Sandvad West

Kim has a Master’s degree in Scan­di­na­vian Lan­guages and lit­er­a­ture from Aarhus Uni­ver­si­ty 2010. He now teach­es Dan­ish and Scan­di­na­vian stud­ies at UBC. Before com­ing to Van­cou­ver in 2017, he was teach­ing Dan­ish and Scan­di­na­vian stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vaasa in Fin­land and does there­fore speak a lit­tle Finnish, Swedish and Faroese as well. He grew up in a small vil­lage close to Hors­ens, Den­mark, where he spent most of his time in the for­est, in the kitchen or on his grand­par­ents’ farm. He came to Van­cou­ver in August 2017 and is excit­ed about the wild nature and the friend­ly and wel­com­ing peo­ple of Cana­da. In class, Kim is focused on cre­at­ing a relaxed atmos­phere where every­one gets to par­tic­i­pate and every­one can devel­op in their own pace.

 

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