Minor change in my schedule due to volunteering

Hej! Just letting you know there will be a very minor change in my schedule from now on. I will be blocking out 1 hour every week (2-3pm UK time) on Wednesdays to teach Syrian refugees Swedish online. I have become involved with a company called Verbling, and they have recently launched a Syrian refugee … Read moreMinor change in my schedule due to volunteering

Happy 10th anniversary!

10 years ago, I started teaching my very first student. This was before Skype had gone mainstream and was only in its infancy. I was studying for my PhD, and I took on another couple of students – the idea of teaching Swedish was so much more appealing than working extra in a pub. Since … Read moreHappy 10th anniversary!

Språkkänsla: var eller vart?

One thing that can be a bit confusing with Swedish adverbs, is that they can imply location, direction as well as origin. Most may recognise that there are two words for where – var eller vart – but it can be tricky to remember how to use them. Here is a table where you can … Read moreSpråkkänsla: var eller vart?

Interview with a Swedish learner – Carolina

Carolina comes from Spain, from a small town close to Barcelona. She did her PhD in Barcelona and moved to Umeå after that to work as a postdoc. Her research is focused on environmental radioactivity and peatlands. But that is not her only interests! She likes doing a lot of other (and, maybe, more normal) … Read moreInterview with a Swedish learner – Carolina

How long does it take to learn Swedish?

One of the most common questions that I get, and rightly so, is how long it takes to learn Swedish. Unfortunately, it is really difficult to say how long it will take for someone to make a certain progress, as there are a number of factors that come in to play. Some of them are … Read moreHow long does it take to learn Swedish?

Interview with a Swedish learner – Jess

Jess is 21 and has been living in Sweden for the past year. She moved to Sweden to be with her girlfriend and their five Golden Retrievers. They moved from Uppsala to Örebro at the end of August last year and now have their own flat in Mosås. She is currently studying SVAS 1 (Swedish as another language) and … Read moreInterview with a Swedish learner – Jess

Interview with a Swedish learner – Michelle

In her 27 years, Michelle has only now ventured into the Eastern Hemisphere. She currently lives in Malmö, Sweden where her company relocated her to develop and train the management and part time staff. She works for Abercrombie & Fitch and is the General Manager at Hollister Co. at Malmo’s premiere shopping centre, Emporia. Michelle’s … Read moreInterview with a Swedish learner – Michelle

5 benefits of learning Swedish via Skype

Are you curious and like to be flexible? Are you interested in learning Swedish? Boy, do I have a service for you! Here are my top five reasons for why learning Swedish via Skype is so great. 1. Location Learning online means you can learn a language even though there are no teachers available locally … Read more5 benefits of learning Swedish via Skype