What is the course about?
This course is to enable you to learn basic Swedish, but also to discover some of the cultural aspect of Sweden.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
You will learn vocabulary and basic Swedish structures covering: introducing oneself, personal information, talking about daily routines, work and professions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- introduce yourself
- spell words
- count up to 100
- ask and give basic personal information
- tell the time
- talk simply about your routine
- talk about work and professions
- subject and object pronouns
- word order in questions and statements
- verbs in present tense, infinitive and imperative.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for complete beginners.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring the two books Rivstart A1+A2 (exercise book and textbook) to the first lesson.
You can buy the books from, amazon, Grant and Cutler https://www.grantandcutler.com/book/453019
or directly from the publisher:
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can carry on studying Swedish by joining Swedish 1:module 2 in April.