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Learn more about the new cultural context that you are navigating as an international parent in Sweden


During fall 2022, Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan will offer online lectures on specific topics and language skills that you need as an international parent in Sweden. Learning a new language and being a parent in a country that isn't your own can be very tough and challenging. You may not have time to go to SFI, you may not even have time to leave your house. Our webinars focus on everyday life in Sweden and how to make friends, navigate the world of baby food, diapers, pre-school and kids clothing in Swedish.

Each webinar is a seperate event, that means you can sign up for those topics that suit your needs. You are welcome to have your kids around and we will focus on getting to know each other, learning new vocabulary, sing songs and reflect on our parenting experience in Sweden. The webinar is in English and you are welcome to join as you are, in your pyjamas or snowsuit, from you car, your sofa, or from your office desk. The setting is informal and you can ask as many questions as you wish.

Today's topic "Birthday, parties and culture" will focus on the following:

- How to organise birthday parties for your child
- invitations (what, when)
- venues (including budget versions)
- expected food and drink
- expected programmes
- time to arrive and leave
- activities

- Your child being invited other children’s birthday parties
- how to accept / decline invitations
- how to know what kind of gift to offer

- Gift culture
- when is it ok to offer gifts to teachers & förskola staff?
- what kinds of gifts are common

- Avslutning
- what is skolavslutning, julavslutning?

If you like the webinars and would like to go a more structured course where you can meet other parents, you can sign up for our free "Swedish for parents" course.

Who will you meet?
Sofi Tegsveden Deveaux, an experienced language teacher and cultural coach who has taught Swedish as a second language to adults since 2008. As the co-founder of independent publishing house LYS, making books about Swedish language and culture, she has a strong interest for local cultural expertise and global experiences. Sofi is the co-author of several textbooks in professional Swedish and she is a popular keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. She lives with her French husband and her two children in Stockholm.

Practical information
The webinar will be held via zoom, 1,5 hours with a break. The link will be sent to you after registration.

Registration
You register here on the website (see "ANMÄLAN"). If you do not have a personal number yet, send Felicitas an e-mail to register, felicitas.rabiger@sv.se.

Contact for more information:
Felicitas Rabiger
Mail: felicitas.rabiger@sv.se
Tel: 018-10 23 75