The Institute of Philology Opens the Svearike Swedish Language School for Everyone
PetrSU Greek Language School Ellinika has been successfully working in the course of several semesters. In the next semester, the Institute opens the Svearike Swedish language school.
The Svearike will not closely follow the Ellinika, but the main concept is the same: under the guidance of the teachers, the students of the Department of German Philology and Scandinavian Studies, who study Swedish as the second foreign language, will teach everyone the Swedish language at no charge.
This arrangement has many benefits, as those interested will learn a new language and foreign culture, while the students will practice their future profession and master the intricacies of the language. Besides, Sweden is interested in attracting new people to studying the language, and this is why the school is organized with the grant support of the Swedish Institute.
The new academic year is not coming any time soon, but the Institute has already started the preparations. On May 17 it hosted the first meeting of the members of the two student language schools. The future Svearike teachers shared their thoughts and expectations.
“Creation of our own language school is complicated, so we decided to meet with our more experienced colleagues – the student teachers of the Greek language school. They shared with us all the intricacies of organization and teaching, gave advice drawing from their experience, answered our questions and dispelled our fears and concerns.
Our peers have given us such an emotional feedback on how this experience helped them and how it will help us in the future, that everyone, including those who still had second thoughts about participation, left the meeting empowered and inspired.”