Representation i Sverige

Time to Act – the Importance of Learning German and French as a Foreign Language in Sweden


Learning German and French

The Institut Français de Suède, the Goethe-Institut Schweden and the Representation of the European Commission in Sweden would like to invite you to a seminar focusing on the European language learning - especially French and German in Sweden.

14/03/2019 - 08:30 - 13:30



8.30-9.00 Registration and coffee


9.00-9.15 Introduction

  • Katarina Areskoug Mascarenhas, Head of the EC Representation,
  • French Ambassador David Cvach and
  • German Ambassador Dr. Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth.

9.15-9.20 Introduction by our moderator Anders Svensson, editor-in-chief, Språktidningen

9.20-10.30 PART 1 – What is the current situation? What are the needs?         

  • Anna Jägberg, Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket),
  • Christina Rosén, Linnaeus University,
  • Svante Tideman, Vice President of the National Union of Teachers in Sweden (Lärarnas Riksförbund),
  • Kent Fredholm, President of the Modern Languages Teachers Association (Språklärarnas riksförbund),
  • Kristina Cunningham, European Commission’s Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture in Brussels
  • Jennie Sjöblom, Scania CV AB

10.30-11.00 Coffee and sandwiches

PART 2 – What could be the solution?

11.00-11. 15 Mette Skovgaard Andersen, Centerleder for Det Nationale Center for Fremmedsprog presents the new Danish Language strategy

11.15-12.00 Panel discussions

12.00-12.30 Q&A and conclusions by moderator

12.30-13.30 Light Lunch    

All are welcome. A light breakfast and lunch will be offered, but all participants must register using the following link:!bh69dN

The seminar will be web streamed on