Interview with a Swedish learner – Robert Shaw

Robert is originally from Hastings and lived the last 20 years in the UK in Derbyshire. He now lives in Stockholm with his wife and bonus son in a typical Swedish apartment near to the city. They also have a lovely summer house 70 km away looking out over the archipelago. Robert works as an … Read moreInterview with a Swedish learner – Robert Shaw

Språkkänsla: regeringen – den eller de?

One common but tricky grammatical issue in Swedish, is how to refer to singular en or ett-words when they represent a group. The government, regeringen, is a singular en-word (en regering, regeringen) but of course represents a group of people who constitute the government. Do we in Swedish refer to regeringen as den, or de … Read moreSpråkkänsla: regeringen – den eller de?

Interview with a Swedish learner – Frances Quinn

Frances Quinn is originally from London, but now lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and works as a freelance journalist. Her interest in Sweden began with a childhood love of Abba: ‘When they were interviewed, they’d often be asked if they planned to move to London, but they always said no, Sweden is a fantastic country, that’s … Read moreInterview with a Swedish learner – Frances Quinn

Swedish intensive course vs once a week

It’s been a while since I wrote on this blog. The reason, which many of you already know, is that I’ve been teaching a 4 week Swedish intensive course in London, at the International House London. It was really interesting in terms of teaching Swedish, as I usually teach private students once or twice a … Read moreSwedish intensive course vs once a week