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Swedish schools must teach in Swedish – Norrtelje Tidning

Swedish schools must teach in Swedish – Norrtelje Tidning

Reply to Sighsten Tjörnhammar (MUF) and the presenter”Don’t be too negative!“Net on 3/10.

Yes, Sighsten Tjörnhammar extends his joy and full support to the English International School/IES in his submission.

As I mentioned earlier on the Norrtelje Tidning/NT application page, I personally am not at all negative towards private independent schools like IES.

But there are two requirements I apply to these private schools:

1) These private independent schools (IES) must not be tax-funded by school fees/pupil fees.

As a moderate, you should still know that the state/municipality shouldn’t pay for or subsidize private companies?

No, here the parents themselves have to pay some kind of semester fee or school fees for teaching. This is the way things are in other EU countries.

2) For some strange reason, English is the main language at IES but also at other independent schools. Why? English is not an official language in Sweden today.

Great Britain has It also left the European Union in 2020. Therefore, the English language has lost some of its importance in the union.

It goes without saying that the main language/first language of instruction/in Swedish schools should always be our mother tongue Swedish.

The prevailing teaching of English in independent schools threatens to threaten our native Swedish language in the long term.

Sweden will still need well-educated young people who can understand and express themselves well in our mother tongue.

Applies inside All professional areas where language must be used in communications with the public.

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Unfortunately, schools’ choice of language of instruction is not better regulated within the Swedish school system. Why don’t we also broaden the perspectives, Sistine Tjørnhammar?

So why don’t we also become a little more ‘international/EU adapted’ and also teach some of the main EU languages ​​like French, German or Italian in schools?

These three languages ​​are actually the founding languages ​​of the European Economic Community/EU in the 1950s. One last question: Do you think Sweden should change its mother tongue from Swedish to English?

C.J. Birnbring