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Introduction to Swedish


Introduction to Swedish
Introduction to Swedish

Learn the basics of the Swedish language.


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Course Description

Swedish is spoken by over 10 million people in Sweden and is mutually intelligible in neighbouring countries such as Finland, Norway and Denmark. The Swedish language is a descendent of Old Norse which was the common language of people living in Scandinavia during the 8th to 11th centuries known as the Viking Era. Swedish has a proud tradition in literature and the arts, and today Sweden has a thriving modern economy with important trade links throughout Europe. In this free online Swedish language course, you will learn the basics of Swedish grammar and be introduced to word order in sentences, verb formation, and the use of nouns, pronouns and adjectives. You will also learn important pronunciation skills and build your knowledge of vocabulary. This free course will be of interest to all business professionals who are conducting business in Sweden or other Scandinavian countries and who feel they would benefit by learning the basics of the Swedish language, and to all learners who would like a greater understanding of this important Northern European language.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning ourcomes: - Learn the use of nouns; - Practise pronunciation skills; - Learn the use of pronouns; - Understand word order in sentences; - Learn the use of adjectives; - Build your Swedish vocabulary;


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction Swedish
Module 2: Introduction to Swedish Assessment

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Course Rating (By Learners): 5 stars based on 170 reviews
Course Title: Introduction to Swedish
Course #: 486
Course Publisher: Lund University
Course Category: 74
Content Origin:
Course Description: Swedish is spoken by over 10 million people in Sweden and is mutually intelligible in neighbouring countries such as Finland, Norway and Denmark. The Swedish language is a descendent of Old Norse which was the common language of people living in Scandinavia during the 8th to 11th centuries known as the Viking Era. Swedish has a proud tradition in literature and the arts, and today Sweden has a thriving modern economy with important trade links throughout Europe. In this free online Swedish language course, you will learn the basics of Swedish grammar and be introduced to word order in sentences, verb formation, and the use of nouns, pronouns and adjectives. You will also learn important pronunciation skills and build your knowledge of vocabulary. This free course will be of interest to all business professionals who are conducting business in Sweden or other Scandinavian countries and who feel they would benefit by learning the basics of the Swedish language, and to all learners who would like a greater understanding of this important Northern European language.
License: This course is available from Lund University OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 03 August 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Mohamad Rashid Aljamil
    Mohamad Rashid Aljamil Sweden It is very necessary. 2015-06-02 22:06:22
  • Kevin Palmer
    Kevin Palmer United Kingdom An interesting starter course. Puts some good grammatical rules in place . 2015-05-29 15:05:23
  • Craig Bessant
    Craig Bessant United Kingdom Very good course to learn the basics of Swedish. 2015-05-11 22:05:11
  • Jhonattan Fernandez
    Jhonattan Fernandez United States of America The teachers were very clear, it was certainly a great course. 2015-04-24 13:04:47
  • Elaine Nyquist
    Elaine Nyquist Spain I thought that it was really good, they showed you all the basics and explained everything really well. Tack so mycket for alt 2015-02-09 13:02:58
  • Emile Symons
    Emile Symons Belgium My native language is Dutch and this is a great course for learning the basic things of the Swedish language! :-) 2015-02-03 17:02:31
  • Robert Heslop
    Robert Heslop United Kingdom A useful course to start the basics of a language. 2015-01-09 02:01:42
  • Jeremy Wilson
    Jeremy Wilson United Kingdom A very good start for someone who want a quick overview of the basics of Swedish. It would be good if you could give some follow up course or advice on what to do next. Small typo. I take it that "going for a bear" should be "going for a beer". 2015-01-04 18:01:31
  • Brad Bodenhamer
    Brad Bodenhamer United States of America Very challenging and understandable. This is great material to start out with. The vocabulary was difficult at times but this may be expected since this is the first time I have been exposed to Swedish. Thank you for all the hard work you put into this. I work for a Swedish company here in the US and hope to transfer before too long to Sweden. This has been a positive experience for me as I wish to learn the language. 2014-12-22 03:12:25
  • Tim Hoerster
    Tim Hoerster Germany Nice! 2014-12-13 14:12:10
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