Interview with a Swedish learner – Ben

Ben, born in 1970, is from the east coast of the United States. In 2000, a half year after meeting a Dutch woman while both were biking around Ireland (in opposite directions!), he moved to the Netherlands. Within a few months they were married, raising her two young children together and he was speaking Dutch. Twelve years … Read moreInterview with a Swedish learner – Ben

This made my day today!

Helping someone to develop new language skills is not just about teaching them how to conjugate verbs or how to pronounce “sju sjösjuka sjömän”. It is about helping them to find a new voice, confidence, and a new identity in the new language. In order to do this, I think it’s important to develop a … Read moreThis made my day today!

Redo för ett nytt år!

Hej alla! Gott Nytt 2013! I hope you have all had a nice relaxing time and are ready to get back into your svenskalektioner again? I have just got back from 10 days in Sweden – Stockholm and mainly Dalarna – and I am really excited about getting started again with lessons this year and … Read moreRedo för ett nytt år!

Ways to think and be drunk in Swedish

This month’s installment of Speak Like a Swede features different ways of saying “think” in Swedish: “tycka”, “tro”, and “tänka”; slang words for being drunk; a Swedish saying about having many names if you’re popular, and learning Swedish by singing. Read it on Nordic Spotlight here!

Svensk musik på svenska

Hej! Here is a little Friday treat for you: I have pulled together a Spotify playlist with a variety of Swedish artists singing in Swedish. Have a listen, see if there is something you like. If there is, listen to more songs by that artist, and maybe learn the songs so you can sing along! … Read moreSvensk musik på svenska

Interview with a Swedish learner – Nick

Nick is 25 and originally from Kent, but he has lived in several places around England including the East Midlands for the last 4 years. He trained as a musician but since August 2011 he has been re-training to become an artist in the games industry on a 2 and a half year course in Malmö. After that … Read moreInterview with a Swedish learner – Nick