Learning the local language with volunteers.
Description of the activity
The activity language café in Health garden is an activity that started because immigrants should have opportunities to train the Swedish language even if they do not have SFI (Swedish for immigrants). In Sweden, it can take between 6 months and 2 years before they receive a decision on SFI. During this time many immigrants find it difficult to learn Swedish with Swedish residents. With the language café it opens new opportunities to learn the Swedish language together with other immigrants and Swedes who set up as volunteers.
The language café is run in the Health Garden and there are opportunities for beautiful weather to be outdoors, but also the greenhouse and orangery are available in bad weather. Volunteers together with immigrants decide together on the teaching. They can be divided into small groups to sit and talk. Some immigrants have little prior knowledge and some have greater experience of the Swedish language.