Swedish Time Expressions Pro course now open

The Swedish Time Expressions Pro course is now open for enrollment, and you can sign up right here! This is a brand new Swedish Made Easy course that will help you gain confidence when using time expressions and time prepositions. As far as I’m aware, it’s the first ever online course about Swedish time expressions.  … Read moreSwedish Time Expressions Pro course now open

What are prepositions and time expressions?

In this blog post, I wanted to talk a little bit more in detail about what prepositions and time expressions actually are. This follows on from the last text about why prepositions are so difficult to learn (if you haven’t read it, you can find it here). Prepositions are a word category You probably know this … Read moreWhat are prepositions and time expressions?

Why are prepositions so hard to learn?

Should I use ‘i’ or ‘på’ with days of the week? Am I sitting ‘i’ or ‘på’ the sofa? If you have ever asked yourself these types of questions, you are like most other Swedish learners. 🙂 When asking students what they struggle most with in terms of their Swedish, almost everyone says the same … Read moreWhy are prepositions so hard to learn?

It’s Valborg today!

Valborg 2012

Happy Valborg! Valborg is the name of the 30th of April in Sweden. In Sweden, this is celebrated by lighting bonfires (majbrasor) all around the country in the evening, and people gather to watch the bonfires. Some places have fireworks (fyrverkerier). Once the bonfire is lit, it is traditional for a men’s choir (manskör) to … Read moreIt’s Valborg today!

How to set realistic language goals (and achieve them)

One thing that many learners find difficult is to set up realistic language learning goals. When we ask what our students’ goals are, many learners say things like “get better at Swedish”, “become fluent in Swedish”, or “being able to speak Swedish”. While these goals are understandable, they are problematic. Learn how to set realistic, smart language goals and download our free Goal Setter.

Swedish vowels – Å, Ä, Ö

Free mini course: Swedish letters Å Ä Ö Hej! Would you like to learn or improve how you say those last 3 confusing letters in the Swedish alphabet – Å, Ä and Ö?  Would you like to hear how they are being pronounced, and get tips and tricks on how to say them?  When you … Read moreSwedish vowels – Å, Ä, Ö

Twinstitute Swedish teacher

Twinstitute Swedish teacher

The summer 2018, I was asked to take part in the BBC TV-series Twinstitute as a Swedish teacher. The episode (airing 6th of February 2019 on BBC Two) tested the best way to learn a language by comparing having lessons with a teacher and self-studying. My two students, Tina and Des, studied Swedish with me every evening via Skype for about 4 weeks. Tina and Des had never studied Swedish before, and did not know a single word before they started. It was a lot of fun!