What led you to want to learn Swedish?
I’d like to know the Swedish language to understand local culture, to use it for my job, to communicate with my husband’s family.
When and how did you start learning Swedish?
I started my journey with the Swedish language in the autumn of 2013. My first courses were with a Russian teacher. Now I am doing lessons with Anneli.
How much do you currently use the Swedish language, and why?
I use Swedish language when I communicate with my husband’s family in Sweden and during informal meetings with my work colleagues.
What have been the challenges for you in learning Swedish?
It is difficult for me to remember new words, to use partikelverb (phrasal verbs), the articles en and ett.
What is your proudest moment as a Swedish speaker?
I am proud to have an opportunity to communicate with my husband’s family. And my colleagues were surprised when I suddenly answered them in Swedish!
Can you recommend any Swedish books that are good for learning Swedish?
Avancera ord, Se upp, Svensk grammatik med drillövningar och facit, books by Liza Marklund.
Can you recommend any online/media resources for learning Swedish?
Do you have any other advice for future, budding Swedish learners?
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes!