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Svenska för ekonomer, jurister, samhälls-, persona

SFEJ - anyone ever taken the course?

Monark540
post 16.Apr.2010, 10:39 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 20.Mar.2009

Not sure how much of the title will display - its a long one - Svenska för ekonomer, jurister, samhälls-, personal- och systemvetare (SFEJ).

Its a continuation of SFI studies and is offered med JUSEK och Södertörns högskola. I've managed to dig up an old diploma from years ago and met the qualifications for the class starting in late May.

The course is offered at Stockholms Intensivsvenska för Akademiker (SIFA) på Blekingegatan 55 in Stockholm.

Anyway, I'm just looking for feedback from anyone that may be familiar with this course. I've recently finished SFI-C and am on track to complete SFI-D shortly.

Thanks!
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Puffin
post 16.Apr.2010, 10:50 PM
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Location: Dalarna
Joined: 5.Apr.2006

This is a new course - the first cohort started only in February 2010

Its being run as a collaboration between Södertörn University College and JUSEK the professional association/union representing Lawyers, Social Scientists, Personell Officers, Systems Anylist, Economists and Accountants
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ale3is
post 16.Apr.2010, 10:56 PM
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I am on the SFINX course, SAS Grund level and we are together with the SFEJ people! I dont know for the other courses, but in SAS Grund right now, we are together... I've been there for only one week and it is better than normal SFI. The fact that everyone has studied before, helps the teacher go faster. Its also supposed to be good, building up your connections wink.gif
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Monark540
post 16.Apr.2010, 11:36 PM
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Location: Stockholm
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Yeah Puffin, I think that my timing was spot on with this - I just managed to catch the May 31 start date.

ale3is - About how many students are there in class, and probably getting ahead of myself, what does your schedule look like? What text(s) are you using?

I am definitely ready for a more structured and challenging environment!
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ale3is
post 17.Apr.2010, 09:19 PM
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We are about 15-20 people (SFEJ and SFINX). we use the book På G and we have 3 times per week, 4 hours. I think that in about a week or two, the sfej students will start doing something with collaboration with Södertörn, but i am not sure what exactly. My opinion is that everyone who is eligible, should join! Its not the best language course, but its for sure better that normal SFI.
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Monark540
post 17.Apr.2010, 09:21 PM
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Joined: 20.Mar.2009

Super, thanks! See ya around the campus - in a month!
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*nicole111*
post 30.May.2011, 10:46 AM
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Hi there, I am considering about participating in the SFEJ course in autumn this year. Could someone who has completed this course give feedback about it and whether it is practice oriented for economists? I'm also wondering about the requirements to join the courese and could´t find deatailed information on the homepage. However, does someone know whether I have to be a SFI A,B or C graduate? I really appreciate your help!
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NinaBina
post 11.May.2016, 06:41 PM
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I thought I’d just share some of my experience about SFEJ for those who are considering applying.

I actually did SFI in ABF and it was really good. I was really lucky to have two awesome teachers and learnt a great deal. I highly recommend it.

I completed SVA G2 and SVA G3 at SFEJ. To apply for SFEJ, you have to provide proof of education and your marks etc but I don’t think it lives up to the prestige it presents itself to be.

The school markets itself as being occupational-orientated but I find it was rather limited and disappointing in this area. You have one day a week (i.e. 4 hours) where you have ‘yrkestimmar’ (i.e. work time). This time is supposed to focus on your job specialisation area. I was expecting them to focus more on special words we can use in our jobs such as economical, legal and social science terms along with help with how to write a good cover letter and CV for our industry. I was also expecting the school had good connections with the industries for people search for praktik (work experience) but they don’t have this. You have to do this yourself.
The teachers I had for SVA G2 and SVA G3 came from teaching backgrounds and didn’t have much knowledge or experience in our industries. My SVA G2 teacher even admitted she has no experience or knowledge in our industries. She also didn’t have much experience in writing a good CV or cover letter. When I asked my SVA G3 about reading over my CV, he said he could correct it grammatically but he wasn’t very experienced in writing a good CV.
For each course, you are supposed to have a work-related excursion. Despite us (the SVA G2 students) giving a long list of places we could visit to our SVA G2 teacher, the teacher could not organise anything for us. Another teacher ended up asking me if I had any contacts at my work place to help my SVA G2 teacher organise an excursion. For SVA G3, we went to the Riksbanken which was pretty interesting. Riksbanken excursion was good for me however it was for all levels of SFEJ. I felt sorry for those who were in SFI C because this would have been too advanced for them.
I also had a bad experience with my SVA G2 teacher where she was extremely rude and unprofessional towards me. I sent an email to the principal about it and she wrote back to say she would speak to the teacher. I didn't get any response or apology after that. The whole situation was just swept under the carpet as if it never happened.

The course says they are aligned with JUSEK, however when I first started the course in SVA G2, the school never told me anything about the JUSEK. It was only at the end of SVA G3 that someone from JUSEK comes by to talk about the mentor program. It would have been good if the school provided information when I started rather than 15 weeks later. It should be noted, my understanding is that you need to join JUSEK to do the mentor program. As a student, the fee is 100 kr.

The other 4 days is just a normal Swedish course. It really depends on the teacher you get. My SVA G2 teacher was super relaxed and wasn’t great at explaining grammar (e.g. she could not explain how the difference uses for ‘folk’ and ‘människor’) while my SVA G3 teacher had a really good structure and gave us a lot of homework and reading. However in SVA G3, my class (besides yrkestimmar) was combined with other professions from teaching and engineering. The class had around 35 students enrolled which was too big for me and I felt more like a number than an individual. We had to do a presentation each in SVA G3 which was assessed. My teacher gave me some negative feedback on my presentation which I was confused about but when I questioned him a bit more about it he admitted he couldn’t really remember my presentation because there were so many presentations he had to assess. He quickly brushed it off and moved onto the next topic.

A part of me regrets not continuing with ABF but it was too late to change back for me during that time. I’m unsure how the other schools compare to this but some food for thought if/when you plan to enrol in SFEJ.

If you do enrol, I hope you have a better experience than me. I was rather disappointed with the course and have decided not continue with SFEJ.
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mayin2018
post 8.Sep.2019, 07:09 PM
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QUOTE (NinaBina @ 11.May.2016, 06:41 PM) *
I thought I’d just share some of my experience about SFEJ for those who are considering applying.I actually did SFI in ABF and it was really good. I was really lucky to have ... (show full quote)


i'm considering taking SFEJ course as it looks appealing to me. but thanks for your detailed comment on these courses. I'm not surprised that you had this kind of negative experience.
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