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Learn Swedish through conversations

Swedish – the language of some of the happiest people in the world. And between the clean cities, the crisp forests and lakes, and the distinctively colorful architecture of Stockholm, it’s not hard to imagine why! What was once the ancient home of the Vikings is now one of the most peaceful and pleasant places to visit.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Swedish language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Swedish culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Swedish culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Course Overview

Learn Swedish language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Swedish

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1People
  • 2Travel
  • 3Activities
  • 4Places
  • Chapter 1 - Who Are You?
  • Chapter 2 - We are Family
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You
  • Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home
  • Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?
  • Chapter 1 - “How does one say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Money
  • Chapter 3 - In My Closet
  • Chapter 4 - Shopping
  • Chapter 5 - X Marks the spot
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer
  • Chapter 3 - What Are You Doing this Weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - We're Going to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Let's Eat
  • Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who Are You?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet others and bid them farewell
  • Introduce yourself formally
  • Meet new people

Grammar Goals

  • Form questions
  • Identify subject pronouns
  • Learn the present tense of verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - We are Family

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions regarding familial relationships
  • Describe someone in relation to family members
  • Introduce someone else

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the adverbs där borta and här
  • Learn the verbs att bo , att ha , att vara in the present tense
  • Use the possessive pronoun vår

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate feelings
  • Describe physical characteristics
  • Express interest
  • Inquire about a stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to future tense
  • Learn the conditional skulle vilja

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home

Conversational Goals

  • Explain that you are a non-native speaker
  • Explain where you are from
  • Identify languages and countries
  • Inquire about someone’s ability to speak a language

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to the passive form of the verb att kalla
  • Practice the present tense
  • Use the interrogative pronoun varifrån

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the merits of a school
  • Inquire about programs

Grammar Goals

  • Form the present perfect tense of the verb att höra
  • Learn the interrogative pronoun vilket
  • Learn the verb att vara in the past tense
  • Practice with the possessive pronouns ditt and min
  • Use the passive form of the verb att tala

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - “How does one say….?”

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for clarification
  • Provide and obtain new information
  • Request new vocabulary

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the article det and the possessive adjective mitt
  • Use reflexive verbs
  • Use the pronoun man

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Money

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the price for something
  • Buy a ticket for travel
  • Count
  • Negotiate

Grammar Goals

  • Practice the indirect objects dig , mig
  • Use the negative form inte
  • Use hur mycket "how much"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - In My Closet

Conversational Goals

  • Express future plans
  • Identify various articles of clothing
  • Question statements made by others

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the possessive pronoun mina
  • Understand the word order in sentences
  • Use the time adverb senare

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Shopping

Conversational Goals

  • Acquire necessities
  • Find places to shop
  • Gather information from a native speaker
  • Inquire about shops in the local area

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to the adverbs förmodligen , härifrån , var
  • Create a plural form using -er and -na
  • Learn about noun-adjective agreement
  • Use the article en

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - X Marks the spot

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and receive directions
  • Describe the location of one object in relation to another

Grammar Goals

  • Differentiate between den and det
  • Practice the imperative and present tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss sports and exercises
  • Express time relationships
  • Invite someone to join along

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the plural in ar
  • Practice with present perfect

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer

Conversational Goals

  • Ask about vacations and seasonal opportunities
  • Discuss the four seasons
  • Discuss the months of the year

Grammar Goals

  • Practice with adjective - noun agreement
  • Use the preposition till

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What Are You Doing this Weekend?

Conversational Goals

  • Converse about the days of the week
  • Make plans for the weekend
  • Talk about age and birthdays
  • Use the terms weekday and weekend

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to the conditional borde
  • Practice the expression låt oss
  • Use the preposition på before a weekday

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - We're Going to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make future plans
  • Tell time

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Ju... desto...
  • Use klockan and hur dags with time

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a departure
  • Strengthen relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to simple past
  • Form the future tense with jag kommer att...
  • Learn the present perfect of the verb att ha
  • Use the adverb förhoppningsvist

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for medication
  • Describe symptoms
  • Speak to a pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the verbs att behöva and att få in the present tense
  • Use lite to express "some"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Let's Eat

Conversational Goals

  • Identify items on the dinner table
  • Offer assistance
  • Order a meal
  • Understand the customs of local dining

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the verb kan
  • Practice skulle vilja
  • Use the indefinite article ett

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That

Conversational Goals

  • Ask whether a dish contains certain ingredients
  • Explain that you require a special diet
  • Give compliments
  • Reference senses

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the difference between något and någon
  • Learn the verb att utse in the present tense
  • Use det finns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions
  • Declare that a problem exists
  • State that you do not know something

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to the passive voice
  • Learn the interrogative pronoun vad... för
  • Use the verb att vara in the past tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer questions
  • Request emergency aid

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the phrase att vara med + preposition om
  • Practice the passive form

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