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A Swedish language class for immigrants

Swedish Society Classes for Immigrants

From the first of December the Swedish local councils will have to offer new immigrants a 60 hour course about the Swedish society.

According to a study ordered by the Minister of Integration, which was published on Thursday, the three areas covered will be "values", "the welfare state" and "everyday life" in Sweden.

Those who finish the course will receive a certificate, while those who do not participate will risk losing the specific benefit that the government wants to introduce for newly arrived immigrants.

The study recommends that the courses are offered at the universities, since the program requires highly qualified teachers. The study also suggests that the courses should be offered in the languages of those newly arrived.

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