Intensive studies in Swedish – classroom

Committed, competent teacher-led lessons in a stimulating multicultural study environment in our school on Södermalm.

Our Intensive study programmes in Swedish are designed for those who have a longer educational background and meet the prerequisites for a fast-paced learning environment in a language programme. You will start the programme with the course that corresponds to your previous knowledge of Swedish.

In addition to scheduled lessons, you are expected to commit to self-study, such as reading and course assignments completed over our learning platform Teams. In addition to scheduled lesson time, the course may involve participation in various support sessions as needed. 

Brief description of the education programme

  • The classroom-based Intensive studies in Swedish programme is intended for those who want to learn Swedish at an accelerated pace
  • You will complete the programme as a member of a cohesive group, starting with SFICT/C or D, or SVA basic, module 3 or 4
  • After completing a course, you will proceed directly to the next course
  • We provide a coherent education programme with a cohesive study group.

Lessons consists of

  • classroom teaching
  • interactive exercises
  • individual teacher guidance.

Education programme structure

If you start at the SFICT level and study up to the upper secondary school's final course, Swedish as a second language 3 (SVA 3), the programme takes a little over 1 year.

Study pace and approximate schedule

The approximate schedule below should help you plan your studies at SIFA. You will receive a detailed schedule from your teacher before the course start date. NB! Changes may occur!

Sfi CT (beginners level)

Study pace

  • 100%

Approximate schedule

  • Monday–Friday morning
  • three afternoons/week

Sfi C 

Study pace

  • 100%

Approximate schedule

  • Monday–Friday morning

Sfi D

Study pace

  • 100% 

Approximate schedule

  • Monday–Friday morning
  • two afternoons/week

Swedish as a second language basic, module 3

Study pace

  • 200 points
  • 100% 

Swedish as a second language basic, module 4

Study pace

  • 200 points
  • 100% 

Approximate schedule

  • Monday–Wednesday afternoon
  • Thursday–Friday morning

Swedish as a second language 1, 2 and 3

Study pace

  • 100 points​
  • 55%

Approximate schedule

  • two afternoons/week.

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