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Categories: Your life in Stockholm

Learn Swedish

Publish date: 21 December 2020

Learning a language is a great way to meet new people, find out more about Swedish culture, and integrate further into society. Here are some useful links to help you get started with learning the local lingo.

SFI (Swedish for immigrants) provides free Swedish lessons for non-native speakers living in Sweden. As well as the language, you will also learn more about Swedish culture and society. All instruction is free, and after completing the course you will receive a diploma or certificate. Also, check out SIFA (Stockholm Intense Swedish for Academics) which offers a wide range of Swedish courses aimed at economists, lawyers, social scientists, engineers, architects, teachers, and professionals from other academic fields.

In addition, there are private initiatives that offer language courses like Grow InternationalsBee Swedish and Swedish for Professionals. Swedish for Professionals has also created a useful app which helps you to learn the articles of Swedish nouns by playing a game.

Language Exchange - Stockholm

The aim of Language Exchange – Stockholm is to improve conversational language level and ability. They organise regular meet-ups for Swedish, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Finnish, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese language learners. Thanks to volunteers who give up their time to help, the group has become a wonderful language exchange.

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