Late beginners, intermediate and more advanced Swedish learners. I recommend at least A1+.
If you’re a late beginner or an intermediate learner, this course will build your confidence and help you nail down those pesky Swedish verb conjugations.
If you’re an advanced learner who occasionally makes an error, this will help you focus on the last ‘bad habits’ that you may have and finally get you to drill in the verb forms so they become totally automatic.
If you’re an absolute beginner, it might be a bit tough as there will be so many new words to learn. But if you know a little bit (A1), you could still do this course. If so, I’d recommend that you do it over 10 weeks instead of 5. If you’re unsure whether your Swedish level is right for this course, email me (Anneli) on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll discuss it.
You will get a thorough introduction to the five main conjugations of Swedish verbs: imperative, infinitive, present tense, past tense (preteritum) and the supine form. And you will learn when you need to use them.
You will get detailed explanations of each verb, so you know exactly how to use them.
You will also get an overview of the four verb groups, along with handy cheat sheets and verb lists for quick referencing.
And above all, you will learn and drill in the 50 most common and most useful Swedish verbs in all forms (250 words in total, and the verbs are in sentence form), by using our unique Bootcamp Weekly Training Programme, including exercise circuits, Warm Up and Cool Down!
This course is an opportunity to focus on one area of the Swedish language – verbs!
Most courses don’t teach grammar areas separately, and while it’s always good to practice language ‘as a whole’, sometimes we just need to focus on a particular area and get that right!
Verb forms are so important for understanding and producing Swedish, and ‘bad habits’ can be tricky to get rid of. Even if you have studied for a long time.
This bootcamp course provides an intensive focus through a thorough and carefully designed weekly training programme, so that the verb forms can become part of your automatic understanding and speech. And importantly, the course provides accountability and a robust study routine; they are essential elements when your motivation dips.
Follow the Bootcamp Weekly Training Programme with detailed exercises for 5 weeks, planned out for every training session every week (a total of 20 training sessions). You’ll know exactly what to do, and how to track your progress.
Get weekly selected verbs to focus on. The verbs are the most common and most useful Swedish verbs, especially chosen by me. The list includes English translation, verb group and a handy checklist so you can tick off every training session during the bootcamp.
Comprehensive Swedish Verbs Form Guide. Everything about verbs, the verb groups and the five main verb forms that you feel too embarrassed to ask about! Explanations of grammar jargon, and when to use the verb forms. Essential for referencing, reviewing and refreshing.
Verbs is a word category that we like to think of as a “Staple Diet”. It’s one of the corner stones of a language. You need to be able to express (or understand) what’s happening. And you also need to know if something is happening right now, if it will happen in the future, or if it has already happened.
In one sense, Swedish verbs are quite easy! You don’t have different forms for different persons (phew!), and if you know English or German, you can sometimes (or even often) guess what many of the Swedish verbs mean.
We also have many regular verbs (another phew!). Actually, about 67% of our verbs belong to Group 1, which is one of the three regular verb groups. But in reality, we use our irregular verbs SO often in our daily lives. This means that you have to memorise them! One by one!
If you don’t spend enough time memorising the verbs, you’ll forever feel unsure of the different verb forms.
If you’re around level A2, now is a great time to focus on learning the most common verbs and their verb forms. If you learn 50 common verbs in all their five forms, you will be able to say 250 sentences! And then you can easily swap the person, or a time expression, and suddenly you have SO many things you can express in Swedish.
If you are an intermediate or a more advanced learner, you might be able to relate to these (frustrated) questions:
“Is it gick or gjorde in past tense?” “What is the past tense of äter/vill/kommer?” “Why can I never remember if the imperative has an -a at the end of this verb?!” “Why am I always hesitating when I’m going to say something in the supine form?”
If you do relate to these questions, this is the perfect course for you. It is frustrating and de-motivating to feel that you are constantly doubting yourself. It takes up a lot of mental energy when you speak, listen or write. Especially as we use these verbs so often. Let’s put a stop to that.
I just had a phone call with my partner’s mamma and the course is already paying off!! She was impressed and actually commented on my Swedish so I must be making some sort of progress… FINALLY!!!!! So huge thanks again for the bootcamp!!!
Loving the bootcamp and feel better at using verbs. But more than that, it’s giving me the discipline and structure that I need.
I love it! I’m really enjoying the course and it came along at the right time for me. The structured approach really resonates with me and the repetition of exercises (more specifically the repetition of writing sentences) feels effective.
Anneli is the author of Teach Yourself Complete Swedish and the founder of Swedish Made Easy. She has developed the concept of grammar bootcamps and she has also designed and produced the material for this course. Her teaching assistant Daniel has also assisted with some of the material development and production.
Anneli is based in Brighton, UK, but was born and bred in Sweden (Stockholm and Dalarna). When she is not teaching Swedish, she boards dogs with her husband in Brighton and helps other language teachers setting up their own businesses.
Is this an online course?
Do I have to actually lift weights?
Nej. Only in a grammatical, metaphorical sense. 😉
What does the course cost?
How many hours do I need to study to complete the course?
I estimate that you need to set aside about 6-8 hours every week, for 5 weeks, to complete the course.
Can I do it at a slower pace?
Yes, there is an option to do it at 50% speed. You can do one bootcamp week over two weeks, if you want. I don’t recommend any slower pace than that. The material is designed for a 5 week course.
How long will I have access to the course?
You will have access to the course for 11 weeks from purchase. It is a Bootcamp, and if you have unlimited time to do it, you probably won’t do it! So this is a kick up your behind, to make you do it. 🙂
Everything that’s downloadable is yours to keep forever!
Can I get a refund?
Nope, sorry. Once you’re in, you’re in. This course is non-refundable.
What do I need to access the course?
You’ll need a laptop with Internet connection, and access to Quizlet (free).
What do I get?
What do I need to do during the course?
Follow the Bootcamp Weekly Training Programme and do your exercise circuits on Quizlet, including Warm Up and Cool Down. You will focus on 10 verbs (in all forms – approximately 50 sentences) per week. You’ll do your exercises Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. All the instructions for the exercises are in your training programme.
What level of Swedish should I have to do this course?
This course is great for level A1+/A2 (late beginner) and B1-B2 (intermediate). If you’re a total beginner, it may be a bit intense as there will be so many new words to learn in a short period of time. If you still wish to do it, I’d recommend that you do it over 10 weeks instead of 5.
The course is perfect for intermediate learners who are not entirely comfortable using the verbs in all forms, and also for more advanced learners who want to get rid of their ‘bad habits’.
What language is this course taught in?
This course is taught in English, with examples in Swedish. The course material is mainly in English. Of course, all the verbs are in Swedish. 🙂
How is this course assessed?
You have use to Quizlet to do your training programmes, and you can also self test your knowledge in Quizlet. If you don’t know what Quizlet is, click here to watch a video showing you how it works.