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Now Hiring for 2020!

Published: February 9, 2020

Unique Opportunity to Teach Swedish to Children in the United States this Summer

Sjölunden Swedish Language Village is searching for summer camp teachers and counselors who can speak fluent Swedish and communicative English to join us this summer in beautiful Bemidji, Minnesota in the USA.

Sjölunden staff members preparing for a program about St Lucia
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Responsibilities include designing and implementing Swedish language lessons and managing a variety of camp activities, where instructors can use their own creativity to engage students in learning.  Teaching can happen, for example, when baking, making crafts, playing ball games, enjoying the sauna, or joining the children for singing around the bonfire.  We provide supportive teaching materials, experienced mentor teachers and thorough training to ensure that you feel successful and have fun.  

Two staff members on International Day 2019
Two staff members on International Day 2019

This unique camp is supported by the Concordia Language Villages, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting language and cultural learning in the United States. Sjölunden aims to "transport" American students to the country of Sweden by providing a completely immersive experience. The lakeside location features traditional Scandinavian architecture to recreate an authentic Swedish village. It is a special place in the United States, where camp instructors speak fluent Swedish, and children, who are called "villagers," participate in Swedish language classes and activities daily. In addition, a full range of delicious and traditional Swedish meals are served.

The employment offer includes 5 weeks beginning in July and ending the middle of August. Tasks are well suited for students, teachers or others interested in an international experience over the summer. Instructors will receive competitive stipends, as well as room and board.

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About Concordia Language Villages

Concordia Language Villages, a nationally recognized program of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., has been a leader in immersion language and culture education for nearly 60 years and offers one-, two- and four-week residential immersion summer camps in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Sites are located in northern Minnesota and staffed by skilled counselors who are a combination of native and highly proficient language speakers from across the U.S. and around the world. Programs attract nearly 10,000 participants annually from all 50 states and many countries. 

Sjölunden staff members, past and present
Sjölunden staff members, past and present