SFX-IT - Swedish for programmers

Study professional Swedish at SFX in Tyresö, combined with programming.


SFX-IT for programmers is a flexible solution, regardless of your level of Swedish and how you wish to study. You may choose to study online or in a classroom. Together with C3L you decide for how long you wish to study and what the course should contain. You may choose to study up to three semesters, which is equivalent to one and a half years.

The aim with SFX-IT is that you as a programmer from another country can learn Swedish quickly and be available on the Swedish labor market.

How do you study?

At SFX-IT you have two options to choose between regarding study form.

Daytime in classroom in Tyresö

If you choose to study at daytime in a classroom, you will study about 15-18 hours per week and study Swedish as a second language with focus on IT and programming. We recommend that you choose daytime studies if that is possible.

Evenings online

If you choose to study at evenings online, you will get about three hours a week in a virtual classroom. You work on your own, following a course plan with assignments and tasks and during the webinars your teacher will mainly be focusing on oral exercises.

You will need to come to C3L for a briefing in conjunction with the course start and at the end of the study period when you make a final exam. This is a good solution for you who already work as a programmer but need to learn Swedish to be able to continue to work in Sweden.

Who can apply?

You need to be an experienced programmer, e.g. have a university degree or a Microsoft certification within programming. You can start as a beginner or on SFI D or Swedish as a second language basic level (SVA grundläggande).

You also need to speak and understand English.

How do I apply?

Use the application form. You need to save it, fill it in, print it and hand it to the SFI center or Komvux center in your municipality (kommun), together with copies of all the required documents stated on the form.

Application form

Your municipality needs to sign part 2 of the application form. After signing it, they will send the complete application to us. You will then receive an invitation to a programming test in optional language which will test your programming abilities.


Mandatory courses:

  • Professional Swedish from beginner SFI C to advanced level
    Course description: You start at the level you are currently at. The Swedish taught in class is suitable for programmers, and aims to build up a great vocabulary that can be used throughout the Swedish IT world. The courses end with a grade.
    All Swedish courses are available online, evening time, with classes in an online classroom once per week.
  • Swedish with C#
    Swedish courses (daytime) include a course in C#. You learn the basics of the programming language C#, as well as the usage of Swedish terminology within programming. This course is offered to everyone who has passed the SFI C course.

Optional courses:

  • Programming 1 with Javascript or C#, daytime or online
    The course includes: data storage and processing, logics, vectors, methods, objects, class library and file storage.
  • Programming 2 with Javascript or C#, daytime or online
    The course includes: inheritance, UML, interface, graphic user interface, threads and communication.
  • Certification courses in programming languages of your choice, online
    We offer course packages for those who want to get official certificates from Udemy in any programming language. You study on your own with the help of online courses and instructional videos as well as exercises. Udemy is a comprehensive and well known provider of online education and certificates, they also offer lifetime access to content that is continuously updated with the latest technologies.

Besides this, we also offer:

  • CV construction
  • Preparation for job interviews
  • Guest lecturers, visits and events with focus on IT
  • Individual coaching


Therese Sarocchi
Phone: 08-578 275 09

Next start:

January 11, 2021 (daytime/online)
Apply at latest: January 4, 2021

Course length:

2-6 study periods (decided individually). One period is 10 weeks.

Financial support:

This course allows financial support from CSN after finishing SFI D level


Experience within programming. Knowledge in English.


Grades and certificates will be given after passing courses within SFX-IT


Free of charge. Course material is included.

About SFX-IT:

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Last updated: 13 January 2021