Stockholm presentation by learnwell oy for segundas lenguas project june 2012


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This is a presentation on Stockholm for our partners in the Segundas Lenguas projects, travelling to Helsinki through Stockholm. The presentation includes information on the history and geography of Stockholm, main attractions, culture, educational system, use of languages). We hope it will be a useful resource for everyone!

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Stockholm presentation by learnwell oy for segundas lenguas project june 2012

  1. 1. LEARNWELL OY Stockholm Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.seCoat of arms of the municipality of Stockholm,Sweden by Koyos/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.
  2. 2. Stockholm History History A corbel head of Birger jarl in Varnhemas/ by Axel Forssén/ public domain image • Stockholm is the capital and the largest city of Sweden • The city was founded in 13th century – 1252 (first mention in Norse sagas) and is 760 years old The name of the city and its founder • ”Stock” means “log” in Swedish, possible connection to old Seal of Stockholm, an imprint German “stock”- “fortification”. from 1296/public domain image • “holm” means islet, thought to refer to the islet Helgeandsholmen in central Stockholm. • The city was founded by Birger Jarl to protect Sweden from a sea invasion and the pillage of towns on Lake Mälaren Stockholm panorama. Lithography by Carl Johan Billmark 1868/public domain image Birger jarl, Riddarholmen, Stockholm by Tage Olsin/6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 2 Generic license.
  3. 3. Stockholm HistorySweden timeline 17th century painting of Stockholm by Jacob Elbfas , copy of Vädersolstavlan by Urban Målare (1535), public domain image • 17th century - Sweden grew into a major European power • 1634 – Stockholm became the official capital of the Swedish empire • 18th century - plague and Great Northern War • 19th century - city returned to leading economic role, appearance of new industries, establishment of major scientific institutes, territorial expansion • 20th century - Stockholm became a modern, technologically advanced, and ethnically diverse city Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 3
  4. 4. Stockholm GeographyGeography • Central parts of the city are located on 14 islands, meeting point of Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea Ola Ericson/ • 30% of the city is made up of waterways , another 30% - parks and green areas • The city of Stockholm municipality consists of 14 districts, divided in 3 major parts: Innerstaden (Stockholm City Centre), Söderort (Southern Stockholm) and Västerort (Western Stockholm). Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.com6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 4
  5. 5. Stockholm PopulationPopulation Melker Dahlstrand/ • The Stockholm region contains more than a fifth (22%) of Sweden’s total population (2 million inhabitants) and constitutes the most populated urban area in Scandinavia • The City of Stockholm is the most populated city in Sweden (more than 850,000 inhabitants) • Residents of Stockholm are known as Stockholmers, “Stockholmare” Nicho Södling/ • The region population is highly diverse and accounts for almost half of the country’s population growth, due to immigration from the rest of Sweden and abroad Erik Leonsson/6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 5
  6. 6. Stockholm Population and languagesPopulation and Languages Staffan Widstrand/ • Approximately one forth of Stockholms residents are of an immigrant or non-Swedish background (OECD, 2007) • The largest groups of foreign-born population by country include in decreasing order: Finland, Iraq, Iran, Poland, Turkey, Somalia, Chile, former Yugoslavia, Germany, Ethiopia and others Helena Wahlman/ • Almost 200 languages are spoken in Sweden today • Languages spoken in Stockholm: Swedish, Finnish, English, Bosnian, Syrian, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Persian, Dutch, Spanish, Serbian, Croatian, Polish etc. Ulf Huett Nilsson/imagebank.sweden.se6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 6
  7. 7. Stockholm Languages Languages Fredrik Broman/ • The official language of Sweden – Swedish, spoken by the majority people in Sweden as a mother tongue or as a second language • Officially recognized minority languages in Sweden: Finnish, all Sami dialects, Torne Valley Finnish (Meänkieli), Romani, and Yiddish and Swedish sign language Yudishe Folksshtime by Futhark/ Public domain image6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 7
  8. 8. Stockholm LanguagesOfficial and minority languages of SwedenLanguages Classification Number of native Areas the language is spoken in speakersSwedish Indo-European, ~ 10 000 000 people Throughout the country Germanic, northern GermanicFinnish Uralic, Finnic Sources vary Northeast, Norrbotten County, Gällivare, Kiruna, Pajala, (Between 400 000 – Övertorneä, and Haparanda municipalities 450 000 people) (Second official language in the city of Eskilstuna)Torne Valley Finnish Uralic, Finnic Sources vary Northeast, Norrbotten County, Gällivare, Kiruna, Pajala,(Meänkieli) (Between 40,000 Övertorneä, and Haparanda municipalities and 70,000 people)Sami Uralic, Sami, Western, Sources vary Arjeplog, Gällivare, Jokkmokk and Kiruna municipalities(all varieties) Northern/Southern (Between 7000 to 20 000 people)Romani Indo-European, Indo- ~9,500 people No geographical center(all varieties) Iranian, Indo-AryanYiddish Indo-European, ~3000 people No geographical center Germanic, West, High German, YiddishSwedish sign Deaf sign language Not availible No geographical centerlanguage 6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 8
  9. 9. Stockholm EducationEducation • Stockholm is the largest university city in the Nordic countries • About 80,000 university students study at 21 universities and university colleges of Stockholm region Ulf Lundin/ • The city has Sweden’s best educated inhabitants (more than 40 % of stockholmers aged over 20 have a higher education) •Among the biggest and the most well known educational institutions of Stockholm are: the Karolinska Institute (one of Europes largest medical universities), The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, Melker Dahlstrand /imagebank.swede Stockholm School of Economics, The Royal College of Music, Royal University College of Fine Arts • Swedish education system is free of charge and is financed by the state Ulf Lundin/ imagebank.sweden.se6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 9
  10. 10. Stockholm EnvironmentEnvironment • Stockholm possesses abundant green areas including the world’s first legally protected Cecilia Larsson/ national urban park and clean water safe for swimming and fishing • It is one of the cleanest capitals in the world and the first city to receive the European Green Capital award by the EU Commission in 2010 • Environmental aspects are regarded as one of the most important administrative responsibilities Ola Ericson /imagebank. • Stockholm’s environmental programme concerns transport, responsible product and energy consumption, planning, waste processing and indoor environment Melker Dahlstrand • The City carbon dioxide emissions were cut by 25 % per capita since 1990. Stockholm aims to become fossil fuel free by 2050 • In 2010 Stockholm was called “the best city in terms of Freedom from pollution” by European cities monitor 6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 10
  11. 11. Stockholm AttractionsAttractions Among the numerous city attractions the most popular ones are: Gamla stan • The ”Old Town”, one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe • Stortorget, the oldest square in Stockholm located in the middle of Gamla Stan and is the central point from which runs Köpmangatan, the oldest street in Stockholm • Among the most distinguished buildings of the district are: Riddarholmskyrkan (”Riddarholmen Church”) – burial place of the Swedish monarchs and the oldest building in the city (parts dating to the 13th century); Tyska Kyrkan (”German Church”); Riddarhuset (”Swedish House of Nobility”); Sankt Nikolai kyrkan (“Church of St. Nicholas”); Bondeska palatset (”Bonde Palace ”); ldikó Lukács/ Kungliga slottet (”the Royal Palace”) •The district is full of sights, museums, restaurants, cafés, bars and shops6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 11
  12. 12. Stockholm AttractionsAttractions The Royal Palace • Kungliga slottet - the official residence and major royal palace of the Swedish Monarch • The palace was largely built in 18th century in the Italian Baroque style • It is used by the King for representative purposes • The Royal Palace is open to the public, its attending usually includes visiting of The Royal Apartments, Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Tre Kronor Museum and the Treasury Ola Ericson/ • The Royal Palace also contains the Armory, with royal costumes and armor and coronation carriages6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 12
  13. 13. Stockholm AttractionsAttractions Vasa Museum Director Klas Helmerson by Jim The Vasa Museum • Vasamuseet – the maritime museum located on the island of Djurgården Garamone/Public Domain imaga • The museum displays the only preserved 17th century ship in the world. The ship sank on her first voyage in 1628 and undergone its half century restoration after being salvaged in 1961 • It is the most visited museum in Scandinavia Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.com6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 13
  14. 14. Stockholm AttractionsAttractions Martin Svalander/ Ola Ericson/ Skansen Open-Air Museum • Sweden’s first open-air museum and zoo located on the island Djurgården Stockholm • It was founded in 1891 to show the way of life in Sweden before the industrial era • 150 farms and dwellings from different parts of Sweden were disassembled and transported here for this purpose • The museum provides the possibility to learn about Swedish traditions (Midsummer, Lena Granefelt / Walpurgis Night and Lucia are celebrated here), traditional crafts, try traditional Swedish food (the museum has several restaurants) and see the animals native to Scandinavia • Skansen is also one of the Stockolmers’ favourite passtime locations fitting for family visits6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 14
  15. 15. Stockholm AttractionsAttractions Public Domain image Mobil, Moderna Museet/ Moderna Museet • The Museum of Modern Art - is a state museum located on the island of Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm. It was first opened in 1958. Its collection includes modern and contemporary art, among which are pieces by Picasso, Salvador Dalí , Henri Matisse etc. •The museum provides various exhibitions, a workshop for children, a store and an restaurant with a view of Djurgården and Strandvägen Fotografiska Moderna Museet/Public Domain image • The Swedish Museum of Photography – one of the world’s largest centers of contemporary photography located in Stockholm • The museum presents 4 unique large exhibitions and about 20 smaller exhibitions every year. It also contains a book and souvenir shop, a restaurant, a photo gallery, as well as the bar on the top floor allowing visitors to enjoy the city view6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 15
  16. 16. Stockholm AttractionsAttractions Anna Andersson/ The City Hall • Stadshuset - ”the City Hall”, located on Kungsholmen island, is the building of the Municipal Council for the City of Stockholm and the venue for the festivities in honor of the Nobel prize recipients • The city Hall was designed by the architect Ragnar Östberg, its construction was completed in 1923 • Stadshuset is regarded as one of Swedens primary examples of national romanticism in architecture • It is open to the public through guided tours only, which are offered in several languages during the summer Anna Andersson/imagebank.sweden.se6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 16
  17. 17. Stockholm AttractionsAttractions The National Museum of Fine Arts • Nationalmuseum - is the national gallery of Sweden, located on the peninsula Blasieholmen in central Stockholm • The museum was founded in 1792 as the Royal Museum • Upon its present building opening in 1866 it was renamed the Nationalmuseum Nationalmuseum by Jonas Bergsten/Public Domain image • The museums collection was largely benefited by King Gustav III and Carl Gustaf Tessin , it includes almost half a million drawings dating from the Middle Ages to 18th century, as well as modern Swedish classics of 19th and 20th centuries • In addition to Sweden’s works of art, the gallery possesses the international masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya, Renoir, Degas and many others6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 17
  18. 18. Stockholm AttractionsAttractions The Royal City park • The Royal City park (Kungliga nationalstadsparken) is the world’s first national urban park, established in 1995 in the municipalities of Stockholm, Solna and Lidingö in Sweden • The park is the site of numerous city museums, an amusement park, theaters , castles, hotels and sports facilities, residences from different historical periods Ola Ericson/ • The area is the home for various species representing local flora and fauna The boat city and archipelago sightseeing • Exploring Stockholm and its archipelago by boat is also among the main attractions for the city visitors (a number of companies provides a wide range of such tours in several languages)6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 18
  19. 19. Stockholm Cuisine Cuisine • The diverse Stockholm has more than 1000 restaurants offering food from all over the world for both fine and fast dining • There are nine Michelin star restaurants in the city, Tuukka Ervasti/ two of which have two stars • Fish and seafood are among the most popular in Stockholm • Stockholmers like to have a coffee breaks (“fika”) in cafes of which there are many Nicho Södling/ • Traditional Swedish (“husmanskost”) food can also be found in all its variety in Stockholm’s Food Halls, e.g. Östermalmshallen at Östermalmstorg or Hötorgshallen at Hötorget), which are among locals’ favourits Tuukka Ervasti/imagebank.sweden.se6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 19
  20. 20. Stockholm EventsEvents and activities Jakob Fridholm/ City Events, June 2012 • 01-06.06.2012 - the festival Smaka på Stockholm (“A Taste of Stockholm”), people come together in Kungsträdgården (”King’s Garden”) to enjoy the very best of the culinary scene in Stockholm •06.06.2012 - National Day of Sweden, festivities at Skansen in the presence of the Swedish Royal Family. It includes speeches by the Royal family, flag ceremony, singing, brass bands and folk music • 06.06.2012 - Open Palace - free entrance to the Royal Palace, a full day with free entry to all the attractions at the Palace with exhibitions, activities and music Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 20
  21. 21. Stockholm EventsEvents and activities City Events, June 2012 • 07.06.2012 - Choir concert i Storkyrkan, Choir music and piano music. • 06.06.2012 - Make Musik STHLM, one day event where musicians take over the street for one day. Musicians and bands will play on Ola Ericson/ chosen public stages and venues in the city of Stockholm: shops, museums, hospitals and other unexpected places • 06-10.06.2012 - Stockholm Early Music Festival 2012, prestigious annual music event taking place in Stockholms Old Town. Artists from Sweden and around the world perform baroque, renaissance and medieval music Rodrigo Rivas Ruiz/imagebank.sweden.se6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 21
  22. 22. Stockholm EventsEvents and activities City Events, June 2012 • 06 -09.06.2012 - Nordea Masters, International golf tournament with top athletes playing at the scenic courses of Bro Hof Castle • 06-08.06.2012 - Stockholm 1912-2012 Jubilee Regatta, Nicho Södling/ the 100th anniversary of the Olympics in 1912, includes a spectacular regatta with 6-meter boats will be held in Riddarfjärden , the very heart of Stockholm • 09.06.2012 - Stadionfesten - Anniversary celebrations at the Olympic Stadium 100th anniversary of the Olympics in 1912 with Björn Tesch/ a grand party at the Stockholm Stadium - the stadium built for the Olympics and which is currently the oldest Olympic stadium still in use, among the other entertainments - old sports6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 22
  23. 23. Stockholm TransportTransport • The Stockholm transportation system is highly developed and provides its guests and citizens with numerous options for fast, safe and sustainable travel • The Stockholm Metro; 2 urban rail systems; a suburban rail system: the Stockholm commuter rail, 3 light rail systems; a tramway; a number of bus lines, and the inner-city boat line Djurgårdsfärjan (except the airport buses and trains) are part of the city public transport system organized and operated by Stockholm County and called Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL). • Bicycles are availble for rent at numerous points of Stockholm, the service is operated by the city as well as by several private companies • Taxi services are also availible and operated by private companies • Cars; driving - may be a subject to a charge depending on the time of the day, Congestion Tax) by The Swedish Transport Agency6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 23
  24. 24. Stockholm Words and phrasesUseful words and phrases Swedish English Swedish English Ja Yes Jag heter... My name is... Do you speak Nej No Talar du engelska/svenska? English/Swedish? Tyvärr, talar jag inte Unfortunately, I don’t Välkommen! Welcome! svenska. speak Swedish. Trevligt att träffas! Pleased to meet you! Lite A little Hej! Hello! Jog förstår inte I don’t understand Hej då! Goodbye! Jag behöver hjälp. I need help. Tack!/ Thank you!/Thank you Ursäkta mig, var är...? Excuse me, where is...? Tack så mycket! very much! You are welcome!/Here Varsågod! Trevlig resa! Bon voyage! you are! excuse me/ sorry/ pardon Ursäkta! Smaklig måltid! Bon appetit! me Förlåt! I’m sorry! Hur mycket kostar det? How much is this?6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 24
  25. 25. Stockholm Culture quizzCulture quizz • In what century was Stockholm founded (first mentioned)? A. In 9th century B. In 13th century C. In 15th century • On how many islands is Stockholm located? A. 2 B. 7 C. 14 • When did the city become the official capital of Sweden? A. In 9th century B. In 13th century C. In 17th century • To what group of languages does the Swedish language belong ? A. Uralic, Finnic B. Germanic C. Slavic •How many official minority languages does Sweden have? A. 2 B. 3 C. 6 6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 25
  26. 26. Stockholm Culture quizzCulture quizz • What language is the second in the country by the number of its native speakers? A. Sami B. Finnish C. Arabic • Stockholm is washed by what sea? A. The Baltic sea B. The North sea C. The Barents Sea • Where are celebrations in honor of Nobel recipients held? A. The Royal Palace B. The City Hall C. The Bonde Palace • How many universities and colleges are in Stockholm? A. 8 B. 21 C. 29 • When is the National Day of Sweden? A. June 6 B. June 11 C. July 20 • What does ”Varsågod!” mean in Swedish? A. Welcome! B. I’m sorry! C. You are welcome!/Here you are! 6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 26
  27. 27. Stockholm References and resourcesReferences and resources • Information about the city and country, in English • Statistics of Sweden • The Stockholm Guide brochures • Stockholm news in English • Languages in Sweden June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 27
  28. 28. Stockholm References and resourcesReferences and resources • Map of languages • Events and attractions • Minority languages status df • Transport • Stockholm city map • Useful phrases Note: some of the images in this presentation are taken from the Image Bank Sweden, and their target audience is non-Swedish tourists. The purpose of the presentation is for non-Swedes to get acquainted to Sweden as a touristic and cultural destination. Date of downloading the images is 1st of June 2012.6 June, 2012 Learnwell Oy 28