Swedish courses

If you are planning to stay in Sweden for some time we highly recommend that you learn Swedish. It is a great way to get integrated into Swedish society, both professionally and socially.

Swedish for Academics

Registration for courses starting spring 2023 will open in late October

Umeå University offers beginner courses in Swedish aimed to international staff members.

The courses are on three levels, Swedish for Academics 1, 2 and 3. All levels are mainly based on the content and structure of the book Rivstart A1-A2, but with some adaptation to the academic context and the target group's needs.

The courses are taught by lecturers with training in Swedish as a second language and extensive experience in teaching Swedish for foreign students and staff. Teaching takes place at Umeå University's main campus. The course is held once a week between 4 - 6 PM and consists of a total of 28 hours of lessons during 14 weeks.

The course is organized by the Department of Language Studies in cooperation with Office for Human Resources. Department of Language Studies will issue certificates of attendance to participants who successfully complete the course. 

More information about the courses

Swedish For Academics level 1

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Swedish for Academics level 2

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Swedish for Academics level 3

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Other ways of learning Swedish


Swedish for immigrants courses by Komvux
To take out these courses you need to have a Swedish id-number. They do not cost anything and it might be possible to have a flexible schedule. Contact them for more information.
More information
SFI - Swedish Employment Public Services
Center for adult education

Folkuniversitetet - private courses
Swedish courses are run every semester and normally contains between 1-10 sessions in the evenings. Since these are private you need to pay a course fee.
Folkuniversitetet homepage
New in Sweden




Linda Bergéli
HR Strategist
Human Resources Office
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