Our winter Swedish language classes start the week of Jan. 8. Average class size is eight to 12 students. Several levels of instruction; expert teachers. One of them, Laura Wideburg, literally wrote the book for once-a-week language students—actually, she's written six books and counting! Print a registration form and and bring it to your first class.
When the Hindenburg burst into flames, that was unexpected. In Gävle, Sweden, on the other hand, people more or less expect that pranksters will try to set fire to the world's largest julbock, or straw goat, which is displayed every year during Advent at Gävle's Castle Square. To find out whether the goat survives until Christmas (there's a 36 percent chance, based on history), check its Webcam ... or follow the official blog.
Apply by Mar. 31! Five college scholarship awards, totaling $14,500, are available for high school seniors in King County. Swedish ancestry is not required. Download an application today!
Swedish School Gets Noticed
The Seattle Swedish School, which meets in our building, received a very nice writeup in Swedish magazine SMUL. Follow the link and you'll find the article on page 37—in Swedish!
Donate to our scholarship fund and support a student studying Swedish language and culture in the UW Scandinavian Studies department. Invest in the future of Swedish-American cultural exchange.