The Swedish Language and Culture program is a full-time program (around 30 academic hours per week) with instructions mainly in Swedish. Some lectures are conducted in English. The Swedish Language and Culture program leads up to the advanced fluency level (C1), which is required, for instance, by Socialstyrelsen (The National Board of Health and Welfare). It is also needed for working life in general or admission to Swedish universities.
This program consists of intensive 3-week courses in the Swedish language (each course is equivalent of approximately 50 classroom hours).
Start or continue your studies in your home country or study on flexible terms in Sweden.
The Understanding Contemporary Scandinavian Society program is designed for international students who are interested in acquiring more in-depth knowledge about the social, political and economic challenges that face modern Scandinavia.
The primary purpose of this program is to improve your knowledge of Scandinavian and European politics, society and culture in terms of communication and functioning in a variety of contexts. Work on practical case studies will improve your grammar, pronunciation, oral fluency and English vocabulary. Additionally, you will learn basic Swedish sufficient for communication in the most common everyday situations.
Swedex is a unique, internationally viable Swedish language exam designed by Folkuniversitetet. Anyone whose mother tongue is not Swedish may take the exam, which relates to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, the European Council's level scale for language learning. From 2011 it is possible to take the exam at three levels: A2, B1 and B2. Swedex is approved by the government body the Swedish Institute and can be taken irrespective of how you have learnt Swedish.
IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) has become the biggest English test in the world. The test is accepted by more than 6000 universities and colleges around the world. It is designed to assess English language skills at all levels.