Swedish Teaching

Swedish language and culture occupy a special place in our school. In fact, more than half of our students’ families use Swedish as their only mother tongue or as one of the two mother tongues. Swedish education is compulsory in élémentaire and in collège. We also offer optional Swedish language education in the form of a Swedish International Section (SIS), or in form of extra hours.Swedish classes are optional in lycée, though strongly recommended.



The levels upon which the teaching is based is common to the whole of Europe: CEFRL in English, which stands for Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. CECRL is the French equivalent and stands for Cadre Européen Commun de Référence pour les Langues, and in Swedish it’s called Gemensam Europeisk Referensram för Språk (GERS)

Our interpretation and adaptation of GERS/CECRL/CEFRL applies from CP to Tale and is based on each student’s ability based on their respective age.
A complex level for a six-year-old is not the same as a complex level for an 18-year-old, but both can be at a complex level adequate for their age. E.g. a complex level for a six-year-old can be to listen to a chapter from a Swedish children’s book, while for an 18-year-old it is to read a novel written by Selma Lagerlöf.

As soon as the student has validated a level, she / he begins preparing the next level.


Students are placed in teaching groups, A0-C, based on their CEFRL / CECRL / GERS levels. The student who has passed level A1 is placed on level A2 and studies that course until he / she has passed the level. This can take from a few months up to several years, depending on the student’s original level.

If a student has obtained a level in the middle of the school year

For those students who progress quickly, tests will be organized during the academic year to give them the opportunity to change level / group at a faster rate.

For more information, please clic on the following link: Swedish gymnasium


A Swedish International Section (SIS) has been validated from school start in 2019.

Students have the opportunity to choose DNBI (Le diplôme national de letter “option international”) at the end of 3ème, and OIB at the end of Terminale.

For more information, visit the websites below:




The teaching in Swedish consists of compulsory lessons and voluntary lessons. In order to take part of the voluntary lessons you have to sign up for them.

These hours are offered to students who want to study more Swedish, but who do not yet have the level (B2) to integrate SIS.


It is important for us to help students who want to move to the Swedish education system during and after the time at LFSL. The Swedish assistant principal helps the students in this process and is the contact person between the school, the students and the local education system (administration, schools, universities).

NOTE! In order to become eligible to apply for a Swedish high school, the student must be enrolled in the Swedish section.

For more information, please visit the page Swedish Gymnasium