Swedish Intensive Course for Ages 7–12

July 2020

The course is usually held twice in July. The dates for 2020 are yet to be defined.

About the Course

This Swedish summer course is run by one of SSHL’s partner organizations and is aimed at children between the ages of 7–12 with varying levels of knowledge about the Swedish language. The children’s level can range from beginner to someone wishing to freshen up his or her Swedish.

Initially, a brief meeting takes place with the child and parent or guardian, to formulate an individual programme suitable for the child. We work intensively with language, but there is also time for some Swedish history and culture too. We primarily focus on training spoken and written Swedish and connecting it to practical contexts. We often work in small groups and individually, but also do a lot together. Children and accompanying adults also become familiar with Sigtuna and its history dating back 1000 years.

This course was was arranged in 2012 for the first time, and was greatly appreciated already then. For many years, we have run Swedish courses for Swedish adults who have lived abroad for many years and do not wish to lose touch with their homeland. Naturally, the basic concept is the same for this course too, as well as completing our summer programme for Swedes who live, or have lived, abroad.

Recreation

Every afternoon (14.00–17.00) recreational teachers organise activities for the children. There are games, ball games, excursions and other fun that stimulates the children’s social development in groups, as well as their physical development in terms of balance, motor skills, movement, etc. The basic idea is for the children to try many activities during the week, e.g. “typically Swedish” games 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.

Price and Application