Group courses and private lessons in Malmö

1. Summary at a glance
Course type
– small group courses and individual and couple lessons
– can be booked all year
Participants– all ages
– private and business people
Course levels
all (A1-C2)
recommendations see item 7
Specialties *Premium language school
– great variety of courses
– lessons can be combined with business contacts and activities

I have known Maria, the school director, since she worked for OBS! in Munich and was very pleased when she opened a language school for Swedish in Malmö a few years ago. Here you can expect dedicated teachers and a professional concept – highly recommended!

Ute Störiko, Head of OBS!

2. Language school

The director of the school Maria studied Swedish, German and Greek and has many years of teaching experience – both in Germany and Sweden. Her colleague – also Maria! – teaches both English and Swedish.

In all courses, the teaching of language skills is combined with cultural knowledge. Each participant should learn at his/her own pace and have fun doing it – only in this way can you really use and enjoy your time in Sweden!

The courses offered range from everyday Swedish to business Swedish, adapted to the needs and wishes of the participants. The school focuses on spoken language, so you will be able to use your Swedish after the first few lessons. If you have previous knowledge from other courses, this will be purposefully built upon.

The group courses are held in small groups with a maximum of 6 participants to guarantee you a pleasant and efficient learning atmosphere.

The school belongs to our *Premium language schools: here you will find high-quality courses with specially trained staff, suitable for people who want to learn intensively  (e.g. professionals).

3. Location and leisure time

Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden, the most important city in southern Sweden and the capital of the province of Skåne (German: Schonen). The city connects Sweden with Denmark and thus with the continent. Copenhagen can be reached in about half an hour by the Öresundståg, which runs every 20 minutes. The famous and venerable university town of Lund is only 17 km away.

Malmö offers a mixture of big city and cozy small town. There is a rich cultural offer, sports and shopping opportunities. In addition, Malmö is known as a colorful food mecca.

The city’s landmark is the Turning Torso, built in 2005, and at 190 meters high, it is the tallest building in Northern Europe.

The courses take place very centrally at Malmö’s Stortorget and/or at Limhamns Sjöstad, 4.9 km from Malmö Centralstation (Central Station). Tea, coffee and fruits are always available on the premises.

4. Course offer

The Swedish courses take place as group courses or individual/pair lessons. They are suitable for beginners and advanced learners (Level A1 to C2 of the European Framework of Reference).

Group courses:
There are 3 types of courses:
1. Intensive course with 20 lessons (in the morning)
2. Extra-intensive course with 40 lessons (mornings and afternoons)
3. Mix course with 30 lessons, if desired including activities (mornings and afternoons):
During the activities you will learn to use Swedish in relaxed everyday situations, like during a city tour of Malmö, cooking (and eating) a typical Swedish dish, or taking a trip to the sea. Participants and teacher choose the activities together. The activities last about 2-3 hours.

Teaching style: The courses are practice-oriented and effective. From the first lesson, the focus is on speaking: communicating in everyday situations, dialogue training (e.g. origin, important questions, numbers/times, café and restaurant visits) and intercultural knowledge. This is supported by a good basis in grammar and vocabulary.

Teachers: You will learn with experienced and qualified native speakers.

Extra teaching material is included.

Language of instruction is usually Swedish; in beginner courses German is used to explain grammar.

Homework supplements every lesson so that it consolidates and trains what has been learned.

You will receive a certificate of attendance after your course indicating the level you have reached according to the European Framework of Reference (A1-C2).

Cancellation Policy: You can cancel your registration free of charge up to 30 days before the start of the course. After that, a fee of 50% of the course fee will be due. If you have already paid the course fee and/or the course has started, you are obliged to pay the course fee in full and there will be no refund of the course fee (except in justified exceptional cases).
Due to the Corona pandemic, you can currently enrol without paying. However, you will receive a notification at least 30 days before the start of the course whether the course will take place as scheduled or not.

5. Additional offer: Business contacts

Complementing your language lessons, you can experience local business: The school often invites entrepreneurs to give presentations and then discuss questions and answers in the group. As a language student, you can listen to these presentations, join in the debate, talk in small groups with employees and entrepreneurs, make presentations and ask questions about Swedish working life. (The questions and conversations will be prepared in class in advance.) This way you can gain important contacts and insights for your work and for professional and working life in Sweden.

6. Leisure time

On Fridays, a joint excursion is possible in consultation with the participants. Sometimes the school arranges a Språkcafé (language café) or a picnic in the summer.

Examples of excursions and activities:

  • Malmö Slott (castle) and surroundings, followed by lunch at the Fiskehoddorna
  • a bike tour through Malmö (e-bike or normal bike)
  • rent a boat and sail through Malmö on the canals
  • get to know the new “in” sport of Sweden with Maria: padel

Often the students do something together after the classes or on the weekends to get to know the city and practice their Swedish at the same time. The school is happy to provide tips for activities and sightseeing.

7. Accommodation and arrival

The accommodation and arrival you choose according to your wishes. Our partner travel agency SkandAktiv, which specializes in trips to Scandinavia, will be happy to advise you on how to get there. Let us make you an offer without obligation!

SkandAktiv-ReisenSkandAktiv Reisen
Phone: +49 9244-98 22 863

For accommodation, the school has the following recommendations for you:

Comfort Hotel: 128 steps from Malmö Centralstation (Central Station)

Malmö Live: a little more luxurious

Grand Cirkus Hotell: unik. Here you live in circus wagons, about 12 minutes by bike (which you can borrow from the circus director) to Stortorget / city center.

STF Malmö City Hotell & Vandrarhem

8. Course dates and prices
Course type
Dates + levels 2023
Course contentPrice per week*

Group courses


Weekly course starts except weeks 25-30 (midsummer to end of July)

Already fixed course weeks 2023 right ⇒

Additional weeks and levels available upon request at any time! The course level is determined with the first registration. So, if you would like to take a course at A2 level and register first, the course will take place in your desired week at this level.

Ask for further weeks!

27.2. – 3.3.   A1
6. – 10.3.      A1.2
17. – 21.4.    A2, B1
8. – 12.5.      A2
22. – 26.5.    A2  (waiting list)
5. – 9.6.         A1  (1 place)
26. – 30.6.     A1.2  (20 lessons)
7. – 11.8.       A1.2
21. – 25.8.     A2
25. – 29.9.     B2
9. – 13.10.     A1
16. – 20.10.   A1.2

1. Intensive course:
Monday – Friday
= 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week

2. Extra-intensive Course:
Monday – Friday
9:00-12:00 + 13:00-16:00
= 40 lessons of 45 minutes per week

3. Combination Course:
Monday – Friday
9:00-14:30 (including 1 hour lunch)
= 30 lessons of 45 minutes each, if desired including 2 activities per week

Intensive course:
650 €
Extra-Intensive course:

980 €

Combination Course:
850 €

Individual or pair lessons onsite or online

on request

All levels
(A1 – C2)
Number of lessons (45 minutes each) and contents according to individual agreement

10 lessons
700 €

20 lessons
1.350 €

*If less than 4 students enroll in a group course, the school reserves the right to reduce the number of lessons or adjust the price. Which option is chosen, is done in consultation with the registered participants.

... and this is what our participants say
about their Swedish course in Malmö:

I booked 2 weeks of language lessons with Maria in August 2021. I was completely blown away by the enthusiasm, energy and commitment with which Maria taught us the Swedish language. The individual lessons in the last week were so intensive and stimulating that I now have a very good basis to realize my move from Germany to Sweden thanks to her competence as a language teacher and her helpfulness regarding questions about important Swedish everyday topics. Thanks again for the great time!

I. K., 17.8.2021

What’s special about Maria’s way of teaching is that she specifically encourages you – and knows when to challenge you. For example, some time ago she sent me a Swedish newspaper article about the election in Germany at the time, with comprehension and grammar exercises and the request: „Explain to me what’s happening!“ At the time, that was a big challenge for me, really took me out of my comfort zone. And then a lot changed in a short time: I was able to write and speak much more freely in Swedish, quickly becoming more and more confident. So confident that I dared to take the Tisus certificate this fall – and passed.

Participant, 17.12.2020

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