New 4 week writing course!

Secrets of Swedish Writing

Course content and format

  • 4 written assignment (one weekly) + feedback
  • Weekly group call (1 hour) on Zoom for support
  • Handy cheat sheets, check lists and templates
  • Learn to write 'personligt brev', formal and informal emails, and opinion texts
  • Small group size

Do you want to express yourself better in Swedish?

Do you want your written Swedish to look professional?

Do you want to master the difference between informal and formal Swedish?

If you do, we have the perfect course for you.

Why are writing skills are so important?

It's how you express your thoughts, and communicate ideas and views to others.

We often judge people based on their writing skills (whether you like it or not).

They give you tools to explain things to a wider audience.

By writing, we can keep a record of ideas and communication.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for intermediate and more advanced learners (B1 and above), who wish to improve their written Swedish.

You need to be able to complete and hand in one written assignment per week, for 4 weeks (between 19 September and 14 October, 2019).

Other requirements: 

  • At least level B1 Swedish
  • Laptop with camera and Internet connection
  • Access to Google Docs
  • Access to Zoom

What's the course schedule?

The course starts 19th of September, and finishes 16th of October. Click here to view the full course schedule.

Week 1: ‘Personligt brev’ – how to write a professionally looking personligt brev to go with your CV. You’ll get individual feedback on your own personligt brev.

Week 2: Informal emails and texts – how to communicate in a natural and informal way with friends and family, how to use common abbreviations and everyday expressions and slang.

Week 3: Emails at work – how to get the tone right when you email colleagues at work, or contacting someone in a company/organisation.

Week 4: How to express opinions in text – how to put your arguments and opinions forward in a confident and professional way in a written text. 

How is it different from other courses?

When you study Swedish in groups (like SFI or Folkuniversitetet, for example), you will rarely (if ever) get detailed, individual feedback on your writing. This is a great opportunity to get feedback and suggestions from Daniel Lind, not only a Swedish teacher but also a published author and a master wordsmith!

Not only will you finish this course with a “personligt brev” that you can use together with your CV in the future, you will also get practice to write both formally and informally. And you will also get access to many useful cheat sheets and check lists, that you can save and use as tools when you need to write something on your own next time.

Meet your teacher

My name is Daniel, born and raised in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. I have worked in education since 2008, helping students of all ages to reach their potential. Being multilingual (Swedish, English, Polish), I have a passion for languages and tutoring Swedish in particular. I’ve been teaching Swedish in the UK since 2013, and I have taught over 4,000 hours. I am specifically interested in helping learners to read and write better. Beyond teaching, I work as a translator; both English -> Swedish and Swedish -> English. I am also a published author (Steampunk Fairytales), and I love writing!

5/5
I had been taking lessons in person with a local teacher, but it wasn’t until I switched to sessions with Daniel that I began feeling competent and seeing progress. He is such an excellent balance of challenging and patient, and always encouraging. I couldn’t be happier to have him as a teacher!
Jennifer Farel
San Francisco
5/5
I PASSED, PASSED, PASSED, & PASSED :-))))))))) !!! I just received the Intyg via mail about an hour ago !!! I PASSED Tal! I PASSED Hörförståelse! I PASSED Textförståelse! And, I PASSED Skrivning - Where I accomplished the Full Mark !!! ... You can guess how I transformed and became the master wordsmith på Svenska 😉 Thanks God for this! I couldn't be more happier. Having said that, I firmly believe that I would not have made it without you. Your support, your teaching styles, your tips, your comments on how to improve and learn were incredible. I owe you SO MUCH Daniel.
Abed
Helsinki
5/5
I have been taking Swedish lessons with Daniel for a few months now because I plan on moving to Sweden soon. I have been very happy with the lessons and really enjoy them. Daniel has a good balance of pitching the lessons at your level but also including some challenging work from time to time. As a result I have found that I have progressed much more quickly than I had thought I would! I love that Daniel has a lot of extra worksheets and helpsheets that he uses as they really help to compliment the work that we have been doing.
Fee
Karlskrona

How it works

The course starts 19 September and will end 14 October 2019.

Price: 

Early bird (until Wednesday 11 September): £159

Late bird (Thursday 12 September-Friday 13 September) £179

Last day to register for the course is 13th of September, but it may sell out before as we’re only accepting a small number of students this time. First come first serve, so hurry up if you want this course. 

You will get:

  • one weekly written assignment to complete and send in via Google Docs
  • individual written feedback on each assignment
  • 1 weekly, hour-long group call in Swedish on Zoom at 6PM or 8PM UK time on Wednesdays (30 minutes discussing each topic and 30 minutes Q&A)
  • opportunities to ask questions during the group call, but also listen to other peoples’ questions
  • access to a recording of the group call afterwards
  • downloadable cheat sheets, check list and templates that you can use in the future

You need to hand in the written assignments on time according to the deadlines (23 September, 30 September, 7 October and 14 October). If you hand them in too late, you won’t get individual feedback on them. You will have five days to complete your written assignment (you’ll get the assignment on a Thursday and you need to hand it in on the following Monday). 

You register for the course by purchasing it here. As soon as you have bought it, you can book your place straight away for your group calls on our booking system. The group call dates and times are: 

25 September, 6PM or 8PM UK time

2 October, 6PM or 8PM UK time

9 October, 6PM or 8PM UK time

16 October, 6PM or 8PM UK time

You will need: 

  • At least level B1 Swedish
  • Laptop with camera and Internet connection
  • Access to Google Docs
  • Access to Zoom
Any other questions?
 
Get in touch if your question is not answered above – email Daniel: danielswedishteacher@gmail.com
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