Welcome to homelanguage.se!
This website is our attempt in bringing all the necessary information regarding mother tongue instruction, in one place. It is aimed to parents/guardians, teacher as well as students. Homelanguage.se is in no way affiliated with the ministry of education in Sweden. It will however contain material from their official website as well as the official website of the education office of Linköpings Kommun.
Homelanguage.se is to be regarded as the personal attempt of a teacher of mother tongue to create a reliable source of information regarding mother tongue education in Sweden as well as a place where both parents/guardians and teachers would gather to share their opinions on the matter.
Mother Tongue is the language one has learned from birth and has passed from one generation to the next.
In Sweden, mother tongue tuition is offered by the home municipality and is regulated by the Education Act (2010:800).
In general, a student who has a guardian with a mother tongue other than Swedish is to be offered mother tongue teaching in that language. There are, however, a couple of conditions to be fulfilled which would be discussed further on.
Mother tongue tuition is a separate subject with its own curriculum.
Study help in the Mother Tongue
People that have recently moved to Sweden, and do not speak the Swedish language, often require some study help in the Mother Tongue to be able to keep pace with their lessons.
It is the schools principal who decides on the student´s need of study help.
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