Information about integrating in Swedish-language.
If you are considering integrating in Swedish in Finland we at Luckan are here to help you figure out what is best for you. Luckan has the go-to experts on integrating in Swedish and we cooperate with all the municipals in the capitol area.
You should first book a time with us for a free information and guidance-meeting. Together we go through these issues to find the best path for you.
- Is Swedish the right option for me?
- Swedish languages courses and integration training
- Swedish language cafes
- Mentorship programmes
- Swedish free-time activities / associations
- Cultural life
Swedish language courses
You can find the courses at
- Esbo arbis, Helsingfors arbis and Vanda vuxeninstitut on Ilmonet.fi .
- Grankulla medborgarinstitut’s courses can be found on finnishcourses.fi
- The Helsinki Summer University courses are found on their own website
How do I know which language level is suitable for me?
To know what language level you are at you can either take Folkuniversitetet’s online self-assessment test or call the education center and they will help you out.
Here you can find The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR used to define the different levels.
Integration training in Swedish
An integration training is a language course, which includes information about the Finnish society and individual guidance. An initial language assessment of one’s language level is a part of the the process of applying to an integration training programme. The Swedish integration training programmes are open for all. In Uusimaa there are two providers of Swedish integration training; Helsingfors arbis and Borgå Folkakademi.
Are you unemployed with integration time?
If you are registered unemployed at the TE-office, the program can be accepted as independent studies and be a part of your integration plan. Here is more information about integration training for unemployed.
Are you an unemployed who have passed integration time?
It is also possible to enroll to the program after your integration time has passed. Read more here about the regulations concerning part-time studies as unemployed.
Helsingfors Arbis offers
SFI Integration 1–4
SFI Integration is a language course that includes Swedish, music, handicraft, learning about Finnish society and Finland’s Swedish networks, plus study and career coaching. You can study Swedish according to your level. (A1-B1)
The programmes are open for all interested, but to be accepted, please book a time for an interview at Luckan Integration: e-mail: [email protected]
Swedish for Parents (SFI)
If you are a parent with a child or children under 3 years old, Arbis provides free on-site childcare while you study Swedish. We offer 4 hours of Swedish classes a week. You will have to take part in a Swedish level test. If you are accepted onto the course, you will be contacted personally
SFI – Reading and Writing Skills
This course is for students that want to improve their basic reading and writing skills in Swedish. The course is designed to match the specific needs of the students. The programme (14h/week) includes Swedish, music, handicraft, learning about Finnish society and Finland’s Swedish-language networks, plus study and career coaching.
LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES
Swedish language café at Böle library.
Association for people who have integrated in Swedish in Finland.