Swedish – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn Swedish in London? Join one of our part-time Swedish courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginner Swedish courses start in October and January. If you already have some knowledge of Swedish you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Swedish course.

We also have intermediate Swedish classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Swedish Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Swedish.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Swedish for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you will have studied Swedish for about 40 hours.

Booking

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
25 September 2019 Part 1 Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2020 Part 2 Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
22 April 2020 Part 3 Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

Course content

Our Swedish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • greetings
  • countries and languages
  • professions and family
  • numbers
  • time and daily routines
  • instructions

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the Swedish alphabet and pronunciation
  • verbs in imperative and present tense (sitt!/sitter, stå/står, läs!/läser)
  • cardinal numbers
  • personal pronouns, subject position (jag, du, vi)
  • question words (vad, var, varifrån)
  • word order
  • nouns – singular, indefinite and definite form (en hund-hunden, ett bord-bordet)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • shopping
  • hobbies and interests
  • entertainment
  • films and television
  • family, friends and relatives
  • famous people

Grammar

You will learn:

  • auxiliary verbs and verbs in infinitive and past tense (kan, att skriva, skrev)
  • nouns – plural, indefinite form (hundar, bord)
  • adverbs for frequency (ofta, alltid, aldrig)
  • adjectives, indefinite form (en rolig film, ett roligt program, roliga filmer)
  • personal pronouns, object form (mig, dig, oss)
  • relative pronoun (som)
  • possessive pronouns (min/mitt/mina, din/ditt/dina)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • more on shopping
  • clothes and colours
  • travel and tourism
  • weather and dates
  • travel and transport
  • directions
  • Sweden and the Swedes

Grammar

You will learn:

  • indefinite pronouns (någon, något, några; ingen, inget, inga)
  • nouns – plural, definite form (hundarna, flickorna, borden)
  • adjectives, comparative form (billig, billigare, billigast)
  • verbs in supine (pratat, ringt, köpt)
  • numbers, ordinal
  • adverbs for position and destination (hemma/hem)
  • prepositions for past tense and future tense (för en vecka sedan, om fem minuter)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use Rivstart A1+A2 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course books. We will also use the tutor's own materials.

Who is this class for?

This level of Swedish is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Swedish language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Swedish for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you will have studied Swedish for about 100 hours.

Booking

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
24 September 2019 Part 1 Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2020 Part 2 Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
21 April 2020 Part 3 Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

Course content

Our Swedish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and
listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • asking for and giving personal information
  • introducing yourself and others
  • Swedish food
  • ordering food and drink
  • talking about jobs
  • discussing and planning events
  • talking about Swedish culture and traditions

Grammar

You will learn:

  • conjunctions (eller, och, men, för, så)
  • nouns, definite and indefinite forms (sjukhus/sjukhuset/sjukhus/sjukhusen)
  • verbs (tror och tycker)
  • adverbs (där/dit, hemma/hem, inne/in, ute/ut)
  • verbs in perfect tense (varit, börjat, gjort)
  • subjunctions (innan, medan, trots att, även om, för att)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • Sweden and the Swedes
  • Swedish culture and traditions
  • Swedish climate
  • education

Grammar

You will learn:

  • possessive and possessive reflexive pronouns (min/mitt/mina, hans/hennes/dess-sin/sitt/sina)
  • verbs, present future (ska/kommer att/är, om)
  • word order in main clauses and subordinate clauses
  • subjunctions (för att, utan att, genom att)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • accommodation and furniture
  • day-to-day life at work, telephone calls and emails
  • health and lifestyle, parts of the body
  • media
  • news and current affairs
  • Swedish culture and traditions

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adjectives, indefinite and definite form (en grön bil/den gröna bilen/den här gröna bilen/min gröna bil)
  • verbs (sitter, ligger, står)
  • adverbs (tråkig, lugnt, vacker)
  • prepositions for frequency (om dagen, i veckan)
  • revision

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use Rivstart A1+A2 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course books. We will also use the tutor's own materials.

Who is this class for?

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Swedish language and its grammar.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Swedish language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Swedish for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you will have studied Swedish for about 160 hours.

Booking

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
23 September 2019 Part 1 Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 8 weeks** £297 (£267*) Coming soon

**No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020

Course content

Our Swedish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • sports and healthy living
  • friends and family
  • Swedish culture and traditions
  • lifestyle
  • current affairs

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adjectives and adverbs (vackert, dåligt, hårt)
  • time prepositions (en gång i månaden, två gånger om året)
  • conjunctions (antingen…eller, inte…utan)
  • reflexive verbs (tvätta sig, skilja sig)
  • pronouns (reflexive: mig, dig, sig)
  • word order (bisats+ huvudsats)
  • adjectives with nouns (en rolig dag, ett fint hus)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • work and professional life
  • nature and wildlife in Sweden
  • current affairs
  • Swedish politics and law
  • social interactions and leisure

Grammar

You will learn:

  • present participle (stickande, bitande)
  • adverbs (sambandsord: nämligen, dock, därför, däremot)
  • subjunctions (när, medan, utan att, för att)
  • prepositions (hos, till, på)
  • relative pronouns (vilket, något, som)
  • conditional verbs (skulle göra, skulle åka)
  • present future verbs (Vi åker nästa vecka)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • Swedish food culture
  • Swedish geography
  • Swedish history
  • Swedish news and current affairs

Grammar

You will learn:

  • relative pronouns (som)
  • adverbs (relative: där, dit)
  • verbs in all tenses, including present and perfect participle (en skuren potatis)
  • adjectives (comparateion: fin, finare, finast)
  • passive verbs (göras, görs, gjordes, gjorts)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use Rivstart B1+B2 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

You have a solid intermediate knowledge of the Swedish language and its grammar, and can communicate confidently and fluently in most everyday situations.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied Swedish for three years or 180 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Swedish for about 200 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you will have studied Swedish for about 220 hours.

Booking

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
23 September 2019 Part 1 Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 8 weeks** £297 (£267*) Coming soon

**No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020

Course content

Our Swedish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • ways of language learning
  • tourism, travel and movement
  • crime and punishment
  • social issues and social media

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs (tycker, tänker, tror)
  • nouns definite form (barn, barnet, barn, barnen)
  • adjective definite form superlative (den största staden)
  • pronouns: personal, reflexive, reflexive possessive (jag, du, han, min/mitt/mina, sin/sitt/sina)
  • verbs (är/blir+perfekt particip) and verbs with -s (trivas, lyckas, töras)
  • tense: konditionalis 2
  • interrogatives + som helst (vem som helst, vad som helst)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • seasons and festivals
  • pessimists and optimists
  • consumer rights
  • networking and job search

Grammar

You will learn:

  • nouns indefinite form (ett barn, en hund, årstider or nouns without article)
  • Swedish slang and interjections
  • exclamations (Usch! Äsch!)
  • emfatisk omskrivning (Det är jag som har lånat din bok)
  • verbs: transitive and intransitive
  • adjective and particip as nouns (den sökande, de levande)
  • tenses: present perfekt and preteritum perfekt without har/hade (gjort, fikat)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • family and relations
  • lifestyle choices
  • vikings and spirituality
  • work and Swedish work ethics

Grammar

You will learn:

  • verbs (sitta, sätta, ligga, lägga)
  • prepositions + feelings (kär i, förvånad över)
  • using of words hel and all
  • verbs with direct och indirect object
  • abbreviations
  • expressing contrast, reason and confusion

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

The course is based on our own materials. If students have course books from previous grades, for example Rivstart B1 + B2, we may also use these. However, please wait until the first session before buying any course book.

Who is this class for?

You have a strong command of the Swedish language and its grammar. You can express yourself accurately and fluently on a variety of topics.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Swedish language for 240 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Swedish for about 260 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Swedish for about 280 hours.

Booking

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
25 September 2019 Part 1 Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2020 Part 2 Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
22 April 2020 Part 3 Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

Course content

Our Swedish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • unspoken rules in Sweden (oskrivna regler i Sverige)
  • Swedish business culture (svenskt arbetsliv och den svenska arbetsplatsen)
  • leadership (ledarskap)
  • polyglots and their language learning secrets (polyglotternas hemlighet)
  • the most beautiful words in the Swedish language (svenskans vackraste ord)
  • how do the seasons affect us and our behaviour? (årstider och beteende)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • instructions and commands (instruktioner och uppmaningar: Du stänger fönstret, va? Skulle du kunna stänga fönstret?)
  • shortening long sentences (satsförkortning objekt+infinitiv: I min fantasi såg jag honom vandra omkring, Anders hörde henne gråta)
  • expressing contrast (uttrycka kontrast: Det regnade igår men trots det hade de picknick. De hade picknick trots det dåliga vädret); expressing reason and giving explanations (uttrycka orsak och förklaring: Lars känner sig dålig. Därför stannar han hemma idag)
  • idioms (idiomatiska uttryck: ingen ko på isen, i ur och skur, frid och fröjd)
  • partikeverb (göra bort sig, vila upp sig, orka med, hoppa av)
  • repetition: Verb (grupp 1-4)
  • repetition: word order – principal clause and subordinate clause (ordföljd i huvudsatser och bisatser: Jag vet att han inte kan träffa mig ikväll; Anna ska antingen flytta till Sverige eller till Norge)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • body and soul (Kropp och själ)
  • empty phrases (floskler)
  • luck and bad luck (lycka och olycka)
  • culture and society (kultur och samhälle)
  • state, family and individual (staten, familjen och individen)
  • religion in Sweden (religion i Sverige)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • reported speech (Indirekt tal: Sandra undrade om/ifall Per-Olof inte kan stödja förslaget)
  • past participle (Perfekt particip; förvånad, bränd, målad)
  • pronoun (Reflexiva possessiva pronomen: sin, sitt, sina, deras)
  • reflexive verbs (Reflexiva verb och pronomen: föreställa sig, skärpa sig, oroa sig)
  • tenses (Tempus: presens perfekt och preteritum: Erik har varit förkyld i en vecka; Ulf tog sin examen för tio år sedan)
  • tense consistency (tempusharmoni: När Lily har gått häller Gustaf upp ett glas punsch. Han hoppas att det ska hjälpa honom att somna)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • interpersonal relationship and the art of being nice (relationer och konsten att vara snäll)
  • work-life balance (privatliv och arbetsliv)
  • stress at work (stress i arbetslivet)
  • to chair a meeting (att leda ett möte)
  • writing meeting notes, formal and informal style (mötesanteckningar, formell och informell stil)
  • fear of public speaking and body language; Planning, preparing and delivering a presentation (Talrädsla och kroppsspråk; planera och hålla en bra muntlig redovisning)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adjective and noun conjugation (adjektiv- och substantivböjning: det dåliga samvetet, vår goda avsikt)
  • word pairs (ordpar: jämt och ständigt, nära och kära)
  • prepositions and verb particles (prepositioner och verbpartiklar: på bottenvåningen, avstå från, i sin tur)
  • past participle of verbs with verb partilcles (perfekt particip av partikelverb och verbfraser: tillbakadragen, utklädd, bortglömd)
  • comparison (jämförelser: lika … som, likadana, samma, annorlunda, ju… desto, …än…)
  • modal verbs (hjälpverb: bör, borde, får, måste)
  • verb in the first position (verb som fundament: Röker gör jag inte, men jag snusar ibland)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use Rivstart B2+C1 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.