Do I have the right to mother-tongue language instruction (“hemspråk”)?

October 2, 2015 2:34 pm Published by

In order to be entitled to “mother-tongue language instruction,” then you must use your language every day at home and have basic knowledge of the language. At least one of your parents or legal guardians must have that particular language as their mother tongue. If you’re adopted and have a mother-tongue other than Swedish, you are entitled to receive mother tongue language instruction in that language, even if you do not speak the language at home every day.

If you speak one of the national minority languages – Sami, Finnish, Meänkieli, Yiddish and Romani, then you have the right to mother-tongue language instruction, even if you do not speak the language at home every day.