1.    Just a basic knowledge of Swedish will help your international co-workers to understand the way their Swedish colleagues use English, which will improve communication between co-workers.
  2.    Learning the local language and culture will make your international team-members feel much more at home in their new country. There will be less frustration, and they are much more likely to commit on a long-term basis.
  3.    Learning a new language in a group is an excellent team-work exercise. Your co-workers will get to know each other and work together in a setting very different from their everyday work.
  4.    They will be more independent when it comes to administrative routines within the company, as well as for internal and external communication.
  5.    Internal relations will be less segregated, as Swedish team members still often speak Swedish in informal settings. Knowing a little bit of the local language will help to create an inclusive work environment.
  6.    Being offered language training will make your international team members will feel valued as co-workers, which in turn increases company morale.
  7.    By offering language training as part of working for your company, you will also have a competitive advantage when attracting new international talent to your team.