Reader’s view: Why is it so hard for Sweden to accept English in public life?
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Reader’s view: Why is it so hard for Sweden to accept English in public life?

A reader of The Local shares her story of trying to enter the Swedish job market after completing her doctoral studies.

10 words English borrowed from Swedish (and what they really mean)
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10 words English borrowed from Swedish (and what they really mean)

Why are Swedes no longer the world’s best at English?

Why are Swedes no longer the world’s best at English?

Ten essential summer reads according to the Swedish bookstore voted world’s best

Ten essential summer reads according to the Swedish bookstore voted world’s best

More studying at English language schools in Sweden

More studying at English language schools in Sweden

Swedish minister criticized for spending thousands on English language help

Swedish minister criticized for spending thousands on English language help

Nordics fail to win back crown as world’s best English speakers

Nordics fail to win back crown as world’s best English speakers

Opinion: Why it’s time for Sweden to fully accept English in the workplace

Opinion: Why it’s time for Sweden to fully accept English in the workplace

Why Sweden now has English and Arabic speaking digital doctors

Why Sweden now has English and Arabic speaking digital doctors

Stay away from Swenglish grammar, Swedes are told

Stay away from Swenglish grammar, Swedes are told

10 ways speaking Swedish will ruin your English

10 ways speaking Swedish will ruin your English

Swedes world’s third best non-native English speakers

Swedes world’s third best non-native English speakers

The day I learned how to squeeze a Swedish elephant

The day I learned how to squeeze a Swedish elephant

Nine places Stockholm needs more English
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Nine places Stockholm needs more English

Swedes over-estimate English abilities: expert

Swedes over-estimate English abilities: expert

Swedes no longer ‘world’s best’ at English

Swedes no longer ‘world’s best’ at English

Swedish kids test better in English than Swedish

Swedish kids test better in English than Swedish

Swedes second best at English in the EU

Swedes second best at English in the EU

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Sweden’s politicians step up for English debate

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English ‘Bed and Breakfast’ sign allowed to stay

Swedish language ‘pushed off TV screens’

Swedish language ‘pushed off TV screens’

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Swedish becomes official ‘main language’

Stockholm reported for using too much English

Stockholm reported for using too much English

Government reported for English email use

Government reported for English email use

Universities quizzed over English requirement

Universities quizzed over English requirement

Långholmen wins opt-out on ‘Swedish player’ rule

Långholmen wins opt-out on ‘Swedish player’ rule

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More companies switch to English at work: study

English funnyman comes to make Swedes laugh

English funnyman comes to make Swedes laugh

Swedish government flouts English email ban

Swedish government flouts English email ban

DJ Danny looks to make Swedes ‘shake booty’

DJ Danny looks to make Swedes ‘shake booty’

Twisting tongues: Sweden’s sexiest dialect

Twisting tongues: Sweden’s sexiest dialect

Swedish schools urged to utilise student English skills

Swedish schools urged to utilise student English skills

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‘Wrong to demand job applications in English’

Cutting through the bull ‘sheet’ of swearing in Sweden

Cutting through the bull ‘sheet’ of swearing in Sweden

Swedes and English: when things go wrong

Swedes and English: when things go wrong

Group slams English name for Swedish region

Group slams English name for Swedish region

‘Swedish is the world’s richest language’: Swede

‘Swedish is the world’s richest language’: Swede

Ten Swedish words you won’t find in English

Ten Swedish words you won’t find in English

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Learning Swedish delays dementia: study

Volunteering for English speakers hits Sweden

Volunteering for English speakers hits Sweden

Volunteering in English opens donations page

Volunteering in English opens donations page

Nine untranslatable Swedish words – caught on film

Nine untranslatable Swedish words – caught on film

‘Are Swedes really more polite in English?’

‘Are Swedes really more polite in English?’

Ambulance call outrage: ‘Are you black or white?’

Ambulance call outrage: ‘Are you black or white?’

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Almedalen reflections: more English, please

‘Swenglish’: the definitive guide and top ten

‘Swenglish’: the definitive guide and top ten

‘We want Swedes and foreigners to laugh at their differences’

‘We want Swedes and foreigners to laugh at their differences’

Swedes ‘best in the world’ at English

Swedes ‘best in the world’ at English

Volunteering in English launched in Sweden

Volunteering in English launched in Sweden

When language learning becomes child’s play
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When language learning becomes child’s play

Swedes’ most common English errors exposed

Swedes’ most common English errors exposed

UK comic uses English to get laughs in Gothenburg

UK comic uses English to get laughs in Gothenburg

Expats flock to Sweden’s evangelical churches

Expats flock to Sweden’s evangelical churches

Swedish people just don’t understand small talk

Swedish people just don’t understand small talk