Integrating in Swedish

On these pages you will find articles about integration in Swedish in the Capital Region.
Choose the area that interests you, and click on the articles to read more

Swedish preparatory education

Preparatory education is for children aged 6 – 17 years, whose Swedish or Finnish language skills are not yet on a level to study in Finnish or Swedish speaking groups.

Swedish YouTube channels

Learning a new language can be easier when there is a real person teaching you. Here is a collection of YouTubers making light, fun and educational language channels.

The Finnish education system

Education in Finland is free of charge and compulsory between the ages of 6 and 18. You can choose either the Swedish or the Finnish education path.

YKI certificate

Also known by the more official name National Certificate of Language Proficiency, allows you to prove your language skills in an officially recognised way.


Starting a business differs from country to country. Here we have collected websites with information on how it works in Finland.

Language apps

Here you will find language apps for adults and children, both free ones and with a charge. Click on the links for more information.


One way to find a community is to take up a hobby that interests you or to join an association that is working with issues that you like.

Cooperation between home and school

The school days works best when there is working, ongoing communication between home and school. Here are some of the tools for that.


You can find support and advice from the municipalities and also from organisations and interest groups.


Here you will find information about exhibitions, theater plays, concerts and other fun stuff.

Guidance for families

We offer guidance specially for you whose children are in, or maybe going to go to, Swedish-speaking daycare or school.

Language cafés and other resources

You will find language cafes at Luckan and at the Böle library, among other places.