Life doesn't always give us time for regular language classes and signing up for a course only to miss some of the lessons can be really demotivating. So, instead of holding weekly lessons, New in Sweden has one-off workshops so you can come when you want to and not pay for sessions you can't make.
Our workshops are packed full of language all around just one topic, so you learn as much as possible in each and every workshop.
8th October 2019 - All about food
15th October 2019 - All about conversations
22nd October 2019 - All around Sweden
Each workshop is in three levels at the following times:
A: 09:00 - 10:30
B: 11:00 - 12:30
C: 13:30 - 15:00
Read more about the workshops and book them here:
Word order and the Swedish education system - Swedish language workshop
21st January 2020
Learn how to get your words in the right order while getting to grips with how education operates in Sweden.
Verbs and Swedish community - Swedish language workshop
28th January 2020
Learn how to use verbs and a bit about community life in Sweden.
Practice your speaking! - Swedish language workshop
4th February 2020
Spend this workshop speaking and speaking, getting a lot of practice and improving both what you say and how you say it. This is a great workshop for improving your confidence in using Swedish when talking with Swedes.
Word formation and a bit about politics - Swedish language workshop
11th February 2020
Understand how to form your words while getting an idea of the basics of Swedish politics in this workshop.
Adjectives and describing things - Swedish language workshop
18th February 2020
Learn how to use adjectives to help you describe things and explain events.
There are three levels of each workshop so choose the one that suits you best. You can check your own level using this chart - click here to open the PDF.
Level A - Total beginners and those with a basic understanding
Level B - Improvers and Intermediate
Level C - Intermediate and Advanced
Sometimes a helping hand can make all the difference. If you are looking for a boost for your career, to refresh your skills and increase your confidence, keep reading.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm has a mentoring programme running each year that provides support and a mentor to professionals working in Sweden. This year they even have a separate stream for executives who have 15 or more years of work experience.
The 2019-2020 program starts in mid-November. Seats are limited and applications due October 15th.
The programme is designed for ambitious professionals who are looking for an edge, to advance with new approaches to solving issues at work, to meet people who challenge them and those who think differently.
It provides three key things:
Results from the program:
Yes, of course it does 🙂 but do you know what else needs to be insured to be on the road in Sweden?
Here is a list of other vehicles that must have motor third party liability insurance if they aren't registered as 'off-road':
There are exceptions to the list, for example if the vehicle is only driven on an enclosed track and not on the road.
If you have a vehicle that isn't insured, TFF - the Swedish Motor Insurers Association - will charge you a fee per day which works out far higher than insurance premiums would be.
If you have any questions, get in touch with TFF and check out their English website: https://www.tff.se/en/
Unfortunately, they don't provide compensation for damage caused by other things, such as bicycles, shopping trolleys or human beings.
How to apply for compensation
You need to prove:
The first step in the process is to contact your own insurance company. They should settle the claim for you and usually you won't need to contact TFF directly. If you aren't happy with the settlement, you can ask TFF to review the claim. TFF does deduct an excess of between 2000kr-3000kr from the claim.
As with any crime, you should also report the damage to the police.
TFF has an English version of the their website which you can find here:
We are running language, culture and professional career advice workshops in October at our offices in Danderyd, north side of Stockholm. Dates and subjects of the workshops are almost ready.
Would you like to get all the info about them? Please click here to fill in a short form and we'll be in touch in the next few days with all the details.
Halloween is becoming a more and more popular event here - Swedes do love a chance to get dressed up and play/party! 10 years ago, there was nothing!
According to Wikipedia, around 40% of Swedes now celebrate it. Each year, we see more trick-o-treating going on and children's parties organised. So far, we've only seen the good side - no nasty treats given out, no tricking or misuse of costumes for vandalism or burglary.
However, if you want trick o'treaters, you better make it very clear. Don't expect visitors unless you have lights and decorations outside and even then, they may not come unless they know you. We put out a lit pumpkin and balloons.
Alla Helgons Dag is always the Saturday following the 31st October and is a holiday day so many small shops will be closed and shopping centres limited hours. It is easy to confuse it with 'Allhelgonadagen' which is the 1st November and is not a holiday.
All Saints' Weekend
This weekend, we remember those who have died. Graves are decorated with flowers and lit candles to light up the dark between All Saints' Day (Saturday) and All Souls' Day (Sunday). It is usual to walk around the church graveyards and cemeteries, which look spectacular, all lit up. There are special services to remember those who have died in the past year.
Do you plan to celebrate Halloween this year? Or have an special traditions to bring with you? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or tag us in your photos!
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Interesting bits and pieces about life in Sweden, including all-important song words.