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Sweden plans to scrap SFI for adult education

TT/The Local/sr · 12 Aug 2014, 08:46

Published: 12 Aug 2014 08:46 GMT+02:00

"By moving SFI into continuing adult education, it will become easier to adjust Swedish language education to each student and combine the studies with work and internships," Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag stated in the proposal.

The government also proposed three different study paths based on the student's prior knowledge, and the right to choose class times which suit their schedule. Municipalities would be required to offer evening classes - an opportunity currently only offered by about half of Sweden's municipalities. 

Ullenhag added that dismantling SFI would make it easier to accommodate other educational needs among immigrants to Sweden.

A doctor with a licence and education from another country would be able to take language classes at the same time as taking supplementary courses to be able to practice in Sweden.

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"Under the current system, if you want to study at college you have to finish SFI first, and then take Swedish as a second language at Komvux," Ullenhag said. "But with these changes you could start off on the right path from day one."

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