Swedish as an Asset. Ways to promote Swedish language and culture in Finland. Swedish in Finland. Swedish in finland. Swedish is spoken by 280 000 persons or 5,6 % of the total population Official language in Finland Majority lives in bilingual municipalities
Ways to promote Swedish language and culture in Finland
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The authorities are required to provide service in my language on theirowninitiative, withoutbeingasked to do so.
less interest in Swedish amongFinnish-speakers
less knowledge in Swedish
problems at the universities
difficult to fulfill the Language Act
This year 10 cities are celebrating the Swedish Week, from unlingual Oulu up north to bilungual Porvoo in the south-east
“I’m here for you” is apocket-sized dictionary for hospital-staff.
Gives them help with the most common phrases that they might need in their job, phrases like “where does it hurt and “here is your medicine”.
The word spread and now the dictionary can be found in hospitals and health care centres all around Finland, so far we distributed around 30 000 copies.
Information on how to raise your child bilingually and what advantages you give to your child by doing so.
We want the parents to understand that a child doesn´t become bilingual per automatique.
Also important for the parents to know that they have the legal right to demand day-care and schools in the preferred language.
Is a combination of a musical and circus and is the biggest event ever on the Swedish Theatre scene, the budget is 1,8 million euro.
Started in 2008 with an audition on the Internet, and then live auditions. Apart from the audition, song writing competitions has been arranged and a CD has been produced. There are also club evenings and an internet game as a part of the whole concept.
Aiming at the Finnish audience a web portal has been created, with material for teachers in Swedish to use. This material has been developed in co- operation with the Ministry of Education and around 3 000 teachers use the Play Me material. The opening night of Play Me was on the 9th of September 2009.
Public Relations Secretary
The Swedish Assembly of Finland