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Native language teaching- secondary upper school

You have the right to be educated in your native language when you are in secondary upper school. In order to be eligible for this, it is requiered that you live in an environment where you are required to speak your native language every day with your parents.

Language is man´s primary tool for thinking, communication and learning. Through language, people develope their identity, express feelings and thoughts and understand how others feel and think. 

It is important to have a rich and varied language in order to understand and work in a society where cultures, philosophies, generations and languages meet. Having access to your native language also facilitates language acquisition and your learning in different fields. The teaching of your native language should be aimed at developing skills in that language and that your learn about the background and culture behind the language. 

Requirements for native language teaching

To get native language tuition it is required that:

  • The native language is spoken at home every day.
  • You have good base knowledge of native language.
  • There must be at least 5 students in the municipality who require teaching in the same native language.

Grades are given for native language education.

The national minority languages

Sweden has five national minority languages. If you belong a national minority, you have the right to further develop your minority language in school. 

The five national minority languages are:

  • Finnish
  • Yiddish
  • Meänkieli
  • Romani chib
  • Sami

You apply for native language education in national minority languages in the same form as other language tuition.



Feel free to contact our coordinator with any questions you might have.
Mona Waldenström
Telefon: 0176-71154
E-post: mona.valdenstrom@norrtalje.se

Senast ändrad: 2014-10-23

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