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Swedish for Immigrants (SFI)

Swedish for immigrants, SFI, is a basic education in the Swedish language. The education is for adult immigrants who do not have Swedish as their mother tounge. For more information, contact the Study and Career Counsellor.

You have the right to SFI studies if you

  • are registered in Vimmerby municipality
  • are over the age of 16
  • lack basic knowledge of the Swedish language

Apply here!


If you are a beginner, you will be called to a meeting, to establish what study path you should join.

Three study paths

SFI consists of three study paths.

Study path 1 (course A + B + C + D)

Study path 1 is a slow study path that is for those who

  • have little or no education from their home country
  • are illiterate
  • are unsure of the Latin alphabet
  • are unsure about writing and reading

Study path 2 (course B + C + D)

Study path 2 is normal study rate. It is aimed at those who

  • have primary education from their home country
  • are highly educated, but who needs to study at a slower rate
  • are unsure about writing and reading

Study path 3 (course C + D)

Study path 3 has a fast study rate and is for those who

  • have upper secondary education or higher education from their home country
  • have the ability to work independently at a faster rate

How long is the course?

The length of the course is individual. How long you need to study depends on your educational background, prior knowledge of Swedish or similar languages, planned study path and your ability to learn Swedish as a second language.


You will receive a grade after completing the course: a passing grade or non-passing grade.

Mer information

Municipal adult education in Swedish tuition for Immigrants (SFI). Syllabus in different languages:

Swedish for immigrants, Swedish National Agency for Education


Rebecka Fredriksson

Studie- och yrkesvägledare vuxenutbildningen
Vimmerby Lärcenter, Barn- och utbildningsförvaltningen

E-post: rebecka.fredriksson@utb.vimmerby.se

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