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Introduction to Swedish Course


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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 218 votes
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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  • Rodolfo Ricardo Soto Valdés
    Rodolfo Ricardo Soto Valdés Chile It's amazing course!! 2016-09-03 22:09:39
  • Concettina Scano
    Concettina Scano Italy Personally, I believe it's hard for total beginners to understand anything about Swedish. I took the course because I have studied Norwegian long enough , otherwise everything would unintelligible for anyone who doesnt know another Scandinavian language. And what about being able to read and pronounce? The format is great and the explanations are excellent, but this is no course for people who dont know absolutely anything about Svenska. 2016-07-26 16:07:00
  • Juandi Tissot
    Juandi Tissot [[]] I loved it! The only problem that there is with this course is that there is no other course to continue learning swedish 2016-06-26 15:06:22
  • Matthew Jose-williams
    Matthew Jose-williams United Kingdom This course was excellent, very clear and perfectly pitched for an introductory course. The grammar points were all explained in an effective and concise way. 2016-05-18 19:05:02
  • Michael Carroll
    Michael Carroll Australia Good subject. 2016-04-19 01:04:16
  • Maria Dahlin
    Maria Dahlin Portugal It was too short! 2016-04-17 20:04:53
  • David Nedolugin
    David Nedolugin Ireland Good basics, very easy to understand the speakers. Good introductory course, plus gives a revision of English at the same time! 2016-02-05 21:02:38
  • Merhawi Ainealem
    Merhawi Ainealem Sweden That is wonderful 2016-02-02 09:02:42
  • Baljit Dhillon
    Baljit Dhillon United Kingdom This was a very useful and informative introductory course in the Swedish language. 2015-12-13 18:12:06
  • Christina Stavrinidou
    Christina Stavrinidou Cyprus Nice course, thanks 2015-11-09 17:11:03
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