Swedish as a Foreign Language for Children

SweTeach offers private lessons in Swedish as a foreign language for children of all ages. The private lessons are ideal for children who have not grown up with Swedish, but might have relatives in Sweden, visit Sweden often and would like to learn to speak with their friends or relatives there. SweTeach could then support the family and the child in its progress towards increased knowledge in Swedish.

The contents of the lessons varies with the age and the previous knowledge of the participants. Please get in touch with SweTeach to discuss the price, because it varies due to needs, wishes and numbers of participants.

To get more information about how the lessons for different age groups and levels look like, please click on the headings below.

Beginner Course A, for Children 3-9 Years

With children who have not yet learned to read and write, the lessons are more playful. We sing, read picture books, play and work with language bags, which contain three-dimensional things. With increasing age of the child there are more writing tasks. The beginner courses focus on building a passive vocabulary. The teacher always speaks Swedish and translates what the children are telling into Swedish. This in turn will lead to that the child builds up a growing understanding of the language.

Beginner Course B, for Children 7-15 Years

The lessons contain, as in the beginner course A, reading, playing games and singing, but also more elements of writing exercises. The student's passive vocabulary is increased and strengthened and some of the words change into being active. The child is expected to compose basic sentences in Swedish and to sing along in the songs.

Continuation Course A, for Children 7-15 Years

In the continuation courses the child is more active in its use of the Swedish language. The lessons still contain reading singing, playing and writing exercises. Teaching materials of a higher level are bought in and the child is expanding its vocabulary even more. The child may practise to read easier children books on its own and we do comprehension exercises covering the content. 

Continuation Course B, for Children 9-15 Years

On this level the student is expected to compose longer and more difficult sentences in Swedish. The knowledge from before is fortified and expanded. Every lesson we read a chapter in a thicker book and discuss the content afterwards. We acquiant ourselves with new, more complicated songs and go trough the text of the song.

Swedish as native language for Children and Adolesents

For children who have Swedish as native language, i.e. for children who hear and speak Swedish at home, the Swedish School Association in Zurich offers lessons in the Swedish language and the Swedish culture.

If the schedule, that the Swedish School Association offers, does not fit your needs, SweTeach can arrange private lessons, with similar content as the lessons at the Swedish School Association. The cost for the private lessons is although higher than at the Swedish School Association due to the smaller amount of participants and the lack of grant from the Swedish State.

Apart from offering courses with similar contents as the lessons at the Swedish School Association, SweTeach can offer custom-made courses according to your wishes. You can see the proposals of courses offered by SweTeach below. Please get in touch with SweTeach if you want to know more about the courses or visit the Swedish website where you also can find more information.

Swedish for Children in the Early Childhood, 4-6 Years

There is still no description of this course in English.

Swedish According to the Swedish Curriculum, Children 6-11 Years

There is still no description of this course in English.

Swedish with a Particular Theme, Children 7-15 Years

There is still no description of this course in English.

Extra Swedish before Moving to Sweden, Children 6-15 Years

There is still no description of this course in English.

Helping with Homework, Children 6- 12 Years

There is still no description of this course in English.

Tutorial to Distance Courses, Children and Youths 12-19 Years

There is still no description of this course in English.

Adults with Swedish as foreign language

SweTeach offers private lessons for adults who want to learn Swedish or who already have Swedish as a foreign language, i.e. for adults who don't have Swedish as a native tongue. You might be seeing a Swede or you are just interested in Sweden and because of that want to learn the language.

The contents of the lessons varies according to the wishes and previous knowledge of the participants. Please get in touch with SweTeach to discuss the price, because it varies due to needs, desires and numbers of participants.

So far SweTeach has given the courses below as Swedish as a foreign language. Please click on the heading to get more information about the courses.

Traditional Beginner Course

In the beginner course you learn the basics and the grammar by using the teaching material På svenska!. The teaching material  contains texts, listening comprehensions, speaking exercises and grammar. Own-produced material and other materials are also used to complement the book. The teaching language is already in the beginning principally Swedish, even thought the teacher know German and English and could translate from these languages if needed.

Traditional Continuation Course

In the continuation course you, who already have the basic knowledge in Swedish, can continue with the teaching material  På svenska! 2. Apart from giving deeper knowledge in the Swedish language, the teaching material also gives deeper knowledge about Sweden. Own-produced material and other materials are also used to complement the book.

Conversation Course

In the conversation course conversation is emphasized, rather than grammar. The lessons are more independent even thought we start from a textbook as a ground for the conversation. The conversation course is about expanding the vocabulary and daring to speak. The course suits both beginners as advanced students.

Written Language Course

In the written language course you obtain the opportunity to  practise your writing in Swedish in different genres such as narratives, reviews, applications and records. Moreover you expand and modify your vocabulary and learn particular Swedish expressions. The course suits well for those who have advanced knowledge in Swedish, but not yet are sure about the writing part in the language. It is also good as a preparation course for those who are planning to do the Tisusexam, which qualifies one to study on a university or collage in Sweden. Even you who have Swedish as mother tongue or second language could profit from the course.

Are you interested in working with Swedish more thematically? SweTeach is currently planning beginner and advanced courses with fairy tales, children books and fictions as a theme. Please get in touch if you find it interesting.