Many students ask how long it takes to learn Swedish. I have previously written a longer blog post about it, but I have now also worked out a little rough guideline to how many hours it usually takes to reach each language level. This is a very rough estimate, and can vary considerably between individuals, but it may at least give an idea of what to expect.
The calculation is based on whether the student is a slow, medium or fast learner, and also on how much time the learner spend doing homework and other things outside of the lessons. The more hours you spend learning outside of the tuition hours, the faster you will progress (and it will be cheaper for you too!).
Wow guys, I have just spent some time looking through the calendar, and October is definitely the month where everyone wants to learn Swedish! I don’t think I have ever been this busy, which is fantastic as it means I can keep doing this for a living, which I love.
It also means that the schedule is pretty booked up for the next few weeks. Currently there are no available slots until 21st of October, but there are plenty of available slots after that:
However, do keep checking in for cancellations, as they do happen – at least a few per week.
Just a quick note to let you know that the current lead time for bookings is approximately 2-3 weeks. This means that you may need to book at least 2-3 weeks in advance, maybe even more if you require specific slots.
Also, from October all lesson hours are 50 minutes, and will start five minutes past and finish fine minutes two. So if you have booked a lesson 9-10 am, the lesson will start 9.05 and finish 9.55. Hope this makes sense!
Just a quick message to let you know that I am having limited availability in terms of Swedish lessons during the first 2 weeks in September. I am teaching an intensive course at a language school in London the first week, and I am off on holiday during the second week.
I have a few slots in the mornings and evenings during the first week in September, and I have also added 2 evening hours on Thursday 5 September. The second week in September is completely blocked.
I am sorry about any inconvenience this may cause, but I hope that you either find a slot that suits you the first week in Sept, or that I’ll see you in mid-September after my week off.
However, it was not until 2005 when it became a public holiday, so we are still a little bit unsure of how to celebrate it (although the Royal family will take part in several events in Stockholm). Most people simply enjoy a day off work.
And here’s the national anthem so you can sing along: