Do you want to learn Swedish by yourself? This is the course book you need.
In this book, you will follow a group of people in Sweden through a storyline, as they experience things throughout a year. Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building and grammar explanations, you will build up your confidence with the Swedish language.
You will learn all the basics, but also more modern expressions and slang. At the same time, you will get to know the characters in the book, which will help you to remember what you’ve learnt.
There’s even a bit of drama… (someone is killed off in Chapter 8…)
The book covers level A1-B1+. All the answers to the exercises are available in the back of the book, so you can check them yourself.
There is also free audio for this course. It’s available to download to the Teach Yourself Library app, or to stream on the Teach Yourself Library.
Instructions for how to access the audio:
EXTRA RESOURCES : TYPOS AND ERRORS
The book is available internationally, so if you want a physical copy, go to your nearest book store. If they don’t have it, you can ask them to order it for you.
It’s also available on:
Amazon (both as physical copy and as en e-book)
The Book Depository (free delivery worldwide)
Bokus in Sweden
Teach Yourself Library also has a special e-book version where the audio is incorporated into the e-book (but you need to use their free app).
I have created a recommended study route for Complete Swedish that combines the book, some useful online courses, as well as online lessons with me.
The additional online courses complement the book and will give you practice in important areas where the book doesn’t have as much practice. And the online lessons give you conversational practice and pronunciation feedback.
This study route will take you up to approximately B1-level. Depending on individual factors, you might need more speaking practice at certain times, or extra support with certain areas.
How long it will take will depend on how many hours you can spend each week. To reach B1-level usually takes around 500-600 active study hours.
By the end of Complete Swedish you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening – and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy.
You will be able to engage with relevant and up-to-date topics, including politics, education, gender equality and popular entertainment in Sweden.
If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It’s perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom.
It can be used as a refresher course as well as to support study for the ‘Swedex’ Swedish proficiency test.
Complete Swedish maps from A1 Beginner to B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines and from Novice-Low to Advanced-Mid level of the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines.