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Brightening up Sweden

Literature for career and integration

For new and established Swedes

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close to elsewhere depicts Thomi, the Frenchman, when he tries to figure out the details of his girlfriend’s mother’s migration from Italy to USA. As Thomis knows little himself, he makes up most it, drawing inspiration from literature. The author, Joshua Kent Bookman, gives life to literary classics on migration and travelling, letting characters and narratives meet to create a new sense of place and belonging.
Arne, eight years old, lives at a train station. As trains pass by, he gets an understanding of the big world beyond, although he is more than content with his own small world – until it’s turned upside down.

In this novel by Agnes von Krusenstjernas novell Tåget går you learn about Swedish society in the 1930’s at the same time as you practise listening and reading comprehension and vocabulary. This is a part of the collection Lysande litteratur that is designed for learners at Komvux or levels B2-C2 (CEFR).

16-year-old Tyra visits her aunt Anna, with whom she used to live until recently. Anna is blind but has taught her niece that seeing is much more than using your eyes.

This short story by Karin Boye gives and introduction to early 20th century Swedish literature together with language exercises on levels B2-C2 (CEFR).

Pälsen is a classic short story by Hjalmar Söderberg. It takes place in early 20th century Stockholm, where we get to meet Doctor Henck on his way home from work on Christmas Eve. As the result of a minor accident and some help from a good friend, Henck discovers the value of money and social status, and also gets a surprise from his wife.

This triangle drama is classic reading for Swedish learners, now updated with relevant and applicable language exercises for learners on levels B2-C2 (CEFR).

Läkarsvenska is a coursebook in medical Swedish based around interviews with practising specialists in four different fields. The book includes listening comprehensions and vocabulary exercises, and an introduction to medical records in Swedish.
Are you an international parent in Sweden? In that case, Swedish for Parents is an essential read. The book includes practical advice on everything from practical matters such as healthcare, pres-school and clothing to communication with other parents and the little everyday things that everyone else seems to take for granted.
Working in Sweden is a fun and informative guide to Swedish work culture, arranged in a simple and practical A-Z format.
International professionals relocating to Sweden often have high expectations on what the country has to offer. Focus is often on abstract values such as equality, feminism and life quality. But what is the personal experience really like? 17 international professionals tell of their journey and experiences in Six weeks’ holiday.
Are you an international doctor or nurse planning to practise in Sweden? Knowing the Swedish words for body parts and organs is a must for this. Kroppen på svenska gives you not only this but also an extensive pronunciation guide and plenty of practical exercises.
Give this book to your Swedish employers and colleagues. They will learn how to adapt their Swedish and communication style to accommodate and integrate international co-workers.


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Would it be helpful for your Swedish friends, colleagues or family members to understand more about what it’s like to learn Swedish, move to Sweden and become part of Swedish culture and society? Tell them about our podcast, Lysande lagom, that brings up all these questions in detail.

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Customised Literature

We create learning material, literature and other communication tools for international professionals working in Sweden or We have more than ten years’ experience of teaching professional Swedish and creating course material. Our books and tools are always directly applicable and based on real-life case studies.

Lectures and workshops

We help international professionals as well as their Swedish colleagues to develop cultural self-awareness and understanding of language within the context of work.

Speak to your readers

Our editing and text production team can help your organisation to develop text material adapted to more diverse target groups. We produce and edit text for readers and co-workers from different backgrounds and help you to formulate a long-term strategy for communicate in a more inclusive manner.