Study Swedish

There are several organizations in the Bay Area offering Swedish language instruction and classes for children and adults.

The Scandinavian School in San Francisco

Full-time preschool for children 3-5 years old, children’s language classes (K-12), children’s playgroups, cultural events e.g. Easter and Christmas arts and crafts.

Adult language classes, adult individual instruction, cultural events

Contact: phone: (415) 665 32 76 or email:


Tre Kronor – Swedish School Association
East Bay - Walnut Creek

Language classes for children, ages 6-18 years old, and language classes for adults.
Contact: phone: (925) 476-5345 or email.

East Bay – Walnut Creek

Lekis meets up three Sundays a month at Pied Piper Preschool in Walnut Creek to teach Swedish and Swedish traditions. Children ages 2 years and 9 months-6 years old.

The Swedish School in Silicon Valley
South Bay

Swedish language education for children 3-18 years old. For information regarding meeting location, please email the school.             


Folsom Skolan

Language classes for children (K 5)


SWEA Mammagrupp
The Bay Area

Groups meet in San Francisco, the South Bay, the East Bay, the North Bay and on the Peninsula.  Members of SWEA only. Non-members may visit the groups for more information, please contact the group via email. 

Contact: phone: (650) 291 4191 or email:

Playgroup at the Swedish Church San Francisco
Swedish playgroup with singing at the Swedish Church one Friday a month at 10:30 am. Please check website for specific dates.

Contact: phone: (415) 632 8504 or email:
Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 2454 Hyde Street, San Francisco


Study Swedish at universities and colleges

The following universities in California offer Swedish languages courses for credit:

University of California, Berkeley
Department. of Scandinavian
6303 Dwinelle Hall, MC 2690
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (510) 642-0654

University of California, Los Angeles
Scandinavian Section
212 Royce Hall, Box 951537
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-6828

For a comprehensive list of other universities in the US, please visit the Embassy’s website.