Case Study: eSFI

A collaboration between CanopyLAB, Samsung, Telia, and the SFINX Swedish for Immigrants (SFI)
school in Jarfälla municipality to provide online Swedish language learning courses to immigrants.
The program is a pilot test designed to digitize the official accredited SFI program for the first time.

The Project

A collaboration between CanopyLAB, Samsung, Telia, and the SFINX Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) school in Jarfälla municipality to provide online Swedish language learning courses to immigrants. The program is a pilot test designed to digitize the official accredited SFI program for the first time.

The approach

In order to enable digital language learning, the consortium partners each contributed with what they are best at; Samsung contributed with tablets and smart TV’s and trained the teachers in how to use the technologies. Telia shared SIM cards with preloaded data plans, CanopyLAB provided the learning platform and insights into how to digitise the language learning curriculum and the teachers from Jarfälla municipality digitized the curriculum and use the platform with a group of students for two pilot tests lasting for 12 months.

Testimonials

“Right now we are planning courses for the new semester, and we log on to eSFI and see our previous courses and can say - this is perfect, we can use everything once more! It is a big investment at the beginning, but if you have recurring courses then we save a lot of time as teachers!”

~Bodil Renlund, Teacher at SFINX language center | Järfälla municipality

"Through the eSFI learning platform, the students improved their Swedish language skills, and developed key IT competencies needed in Swedish universities and workplaces. Students have greater flexibility as they control when they learn, allowing them to balance other responsibilities including taking care of their family, work or attending university classes"

~Student at eSFI & SFINX language center | Järfälla Kommun

“The platform gives you great possibilities and really helps you reach your goals”

~Student at eSFI & SFINX language center | Järfälla Kommun

"The eSFI case states clearly that learning to master a foreign language is made much more flexible, focused and relevant for the individual learner if approached through a social and adaptive learning platform like CanopyLAB. The case and the solution is scalable in terms of approach to language learning and the challenges in the need for differentiation"

~Student at eSFI & SFINX language center | Järfälla Kommun

“...an interactive platform that allowed you to listen, read, write and communicate (...). It contains smart and relevant features and offers a great way to communicate with fellow students.”

~Student at SFINX language center | Järfälla Kommun

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