Swedish Intensive Course for Ages 13–16

July 18 – 31, 2021

About the Course

Our Swedish Intensive Course is aimed at students between the ages of 13 and 16 with varying levels of Swedish language skills. Whether you are a complete beginner or just looking to improve your Swedish language skills to be better prepared for studies in Sweden, this course is for you!
Before the course begins, we test our students language level in order to tailor the course to each students specific requirements.

Beyond improving your Swedish, our summer course students also learn about Swedish history, geography and culture, and some basic civic knowledge about contemporary Swedish society. This is an intensive course including literature studies as well as grammar, speech and writing exercises. Everything we teach is applied in practice.

The course is mostly taught in small groups or in one-on-one sessions, however, there are also plenty of activities for the entire group. Participants are encouraged, to explore the town of Sigtuna and its thousand-year-old history.

The course has now been running for a number of years and appeals to a variety of students from around the world, having originally been created as a way for Swedish expats to maintain a connection with  Sweden. The course gives a fantastic introduction to studies in Sweden, and to living a boarding school.

Teaching

Teaching is conducted by SSHL’s own qualified teaching staff who have experience of the specific requirements of expats as well as non-native speakers of Swedish.  Upon completion of the course, participants receive  a certificate. There is also the possibility to receive a statement from the teachers stating your particular language level.

Accommodation

Participants stay at the school’s boarding houses, and house parents (staff) responsible for the accommodation, will be on site 24 hours a day. During the course, most students will share a room with another course participant.

Meals

All meals are served in the school’s dining hall, which provides an excellent opportunity for students to relax and enjoy each other’s company. relaxation and to bask in good company. SSHL is committed to providing a healthy choice of meals, and all food is; These meals are health conscious and are prepared in the school’s own kitchen.

Homework

Every evening, with the exception of the three days when students are away on a school trip, there is one hour set aside for homework. During this time there is peace and quiet in the boarding house and participants get the chance to do their homework with the support of both English- and Swedish-speaking teachers.

Recreation

All participants have access to the activities provided by the school’s sports & activities department. The focus of this week is on mathematics but in order to have the optimal conditions for learning there must be a balance between studying and extra curricular activities like sports and field trips. The house parents are also in charge of the students’ extracurricular activities. Amongst other things we arrange trips to Uppsala and Stockholm where we visit known landmarks, cultural heritage sites and other attractions.

Scholarships

Stiftelsen Stipendiefonden för Svensk Utlandsungdom awards scholarships to expatriate Swedish students for intensive studies in Sweden about Swedish language and society. Apply here.

Fee

The 2021 course fees total SEK 31,000 including tuition, room and board, and extracurriculars

Please observe that your application is not considered complete until your registration fee has been received.

SSHL charges a registration fee of SEK 5,000 for all registrants. Please enter your child’s name in the payment transaction message field to ensure correct processing.
The remainder is to be received no later than 31 March.

Payment within Sweden:
Bankgiro: 142-9000

International transfers:
IBAN: 
SE2550000000052501016629
BIC: ESSESESS; Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, 106 40 Stockholm, SWEDEN

In the eventuality of a cancellation the following rules apply:

100% is refunded if cancelled before 16 April.
50% is refunded if cancelled 16 April to 15 May .
25% is refunded if cancelled 16 May to 16 June.

For more information, please e-mail: summerschool@sshl.se