|Get paid to learn Swedish|
|Written by urbanlife.se|
|Thursday, 11 June 2009 22:35|
Strange as it might sound the government proposed, back in March, an idea to offer cash bonuses as an incentive for students enrolled in Swedish for Immigrants (Svenska för Invandrare - SFI) courses to complete their studies faster.
Now the thirteen Swedish municipalities (see below) have been proposed to take part in the first phase of the pilot plan to reward newly arrived immigrants who perform well.
The following municipalities have been proposed to participate in the trail:
Students who pass the most advanced level of SFI within one year will receive between 6,000 and 12,000 kronor ($780 to $1,550).
Participating municipalities will receive extra funding to support efforts to improve the quality of SFI courses as well as extra funding in order to offer bonus payments to SFI students who meet the necessary requirements.
The pilot project is expected to start in early 2010, when the government announces which municipalities have been finally selected.
Is this a good idea?
Should money motivate students?
Is this good use of the tax payers money?
Source: The Local