Newly arrived adult immigrants over the age of 20 years are entitled to education in Swedish for immigrants (SFI). SFI provide knowledge of the Swedish language and Swedish society. The purpose is to provide adults with the tools to enable them to exercise their rights and fulfill their obligations as citizens in Sweden. The education is free of charge and a part of the adult education system (Vuxenutbildningen).
It is individual and often depends on your earlier education, previous knowledge and personal goals. Ability to attend lessons, as well as practicing on your own time, can often make the learning process easier.
In order to apply for a SFI you have to choose a SFI-school first. Contact Vägledningscentrum (Kristinegatan 28 in Falun) for information and registration.
It's important that you are able show the following:
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