Social orientation for new arrivals

Social orientation is a course about Sweden - for those who are new to Sweden and live in Lund municipality! Here you acquire knowledge about your rights and obligations, about Swedish democracy, and about how Swedish society functions. Information in several languages can be found at the bottom of the page, including short films.

The course is held in your native language or any other language that you know. During the course you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss. After completing the course, you will receive a certificate.

Remote education in all languages

Starting week 13 and onwards, all teaching in Social orientation takes place online. Social and health communication professionals at the County Administrative Board and communication professionals at Viadidakt provide teaching from home online. The remote education is offered both in large and small groups, depending on language/native language. All groups start with information from the Public Health Agency regarding Corona, hygiene rules and such, for 30 minutes in the native language.

Registration

If you live in Lund municipality you can register here via the e-service. 

Sign up for introduction to Swedish society

Contact

Julia Kumbaro, Coordinator for Social orientation at Knutpunkten Lund (Lund, Lomma, Eslöv, Kävlinge, Höör, Svedala, Staffanstorp)
Phone: 046-359 52 89
Email: julia.kumbaro@lund.se

Course contents

  • Arriving in Sweden
  • Living in Sweden
  • Supporting oneself and thriving in Sweden
  • The rights and obligations of the individual
  • Starting a family and living with children in Sweden
  • Making an impact in Sweden
  • Taking care of one's health in Sweden
  • Aging in Sweden

Target group

Introduction to Swedish Society is aimed for those who are

  • between 18 and 64 years
  • new in Sweden
  • has a settlement plan or is a relative of an immigrant and registered for the first time in the Population Register after April 2013.

Does not apply to

  • citizens of an EEA country or Switzerland
  • not upper secondary school students
  • not labor migrants
  • not guest researchers/guest students.

Cost

The course is free.

The teachers

The teachers are social and health communication professionals from the County Administrative Board and communication professionals from Viadidakt.

Place

Remote education via the web in a digital classroom starting week 13 and onwards.

Schedule

Teaching takes places once or twice a week via the web, in a digital classroom with social and health communication professionals from the County Administrative Board.

You will attend once a week for 20 weeks or twice a week for 10 weeks. The teaching is 5 hours per day (at a time). In total, it will be 100 hours.

Remote teaching online in a large group (10-15 participants)

Arabic
Tuesdays-Fridays
At 9.30-15.30

Dari/Persian
Varying schedule

Other languages
Varying schedule

Remote teaching online in a small group (1-5 participants)

There are different schedules depending on the language.

Remote teaching online in a small group (1-5 participants) with communication professionals from Viadidakt

Teaching takes places once a week via the web, in a digital classroom for the duration of 34 weeks.

The teaching is 3 hours per day (at a time). In total it is 102 hours.
Currently, Introduction to Swedish Society is offered in Swahili, English, Tigrinya, easy Swedish, Russian, Spanish.