Swedish Intensive Course for Ages 7–12

About the summer course

This year’s course will be held on two separate occasions:

13 juli – 17 juli
20 juli – 24 juli

This Swedish summer course is organised on campus by an SSHL partner organisation and is aimed at children between the ages of 7–12 with varying degrees of Swedish language proficiency. The children’s language proficiency can range from beginner level to someone who simply needs to freshen up or maintain their Swedish.

A brief meeting with each child and parent or guardian is enough to gauge a starting point suitable for each child. The Swedish language is central, but there is also time to experience and learn about Swedish history and culture. The primary focus is on verbal and written exercises in a practical context. Exercises are mainly conducted individually and in small groups while other activities are often done together as a large group. Children and accompanying adults also have the chance explore the town of Sigtuna and its long history dating back over 1,000 years.

Recreation & extracurricular activities

Every afternoon between 2pm and 5pm recreational teachers organise activities for the children. There are games, sports, excursions and other enjoyable activities that stimulate the children’s social development, as well as their physical development in terms of balance, motor skills and technique. The basic idea is for the children to experience many “typically swedish” activities during the week and to enjoy the fantastic surroundings in Sigtuna.

Teachers

Classes are conducted by qualified teachers. A course certificate is given at the end and there is the opportunity of receiving a teacher’s statement regarding the level at which the participant could continue his or her studies.

Meals

All meals take place in the school’s dining-hall. Each mealtime allows a period of relaxation and pleasant socialising. All meals are prepared in the school’s own kitchen and are very health conscious.

Accommodation

Participants stay at the school in one of our boarding houses. An accompanying adult has access to one or two student rooms at the boarding house, depending on how many children they have registered. Staff members are at the school during night-time to assist with practical matters, but the parent or guardian is responsible for looking after their children.

Accompanying Adult

The children are still quite small and therefore we have decided that adult support is required in this course. There is no exception to this rule. For the adults, we arrange a selection of activities during school hours. This includes guided tours of Sigtuna, exercising at SATS gym, chocolate tasting at RC Chocolat and much more. Naturally, it is completely voluntary. Upon registration of the children, we will send you a “menu” of activities and the costs.

Breakfast and dinner is included in your child’s fees. Lunch may be bought at the school for a small price.

Fees & Application process