Swedish – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Swedish in London with our part-time Swedish evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Swedish courses with us. You can also join a Swedish evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Swedish.

This Swedish evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This is a part-time Swedish language course for complete beginners, allowing you to start to communicate in the foreign language. This class is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of the Swedish language.

Booking

There are two starting dates for this course: September and January. The September cohort will study for 3 terms up until June. The January cohort will study for three terms up until July. Please note that Term 3 of the January start Grade 1 course is a five-week intensive course, two evenings per week, which we will run subject to demand.

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
28 September 2016 Term 1 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 January 2017 Term 2 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
12 April 2017 Term 3 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 January 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
11 April 2016 Term 2 Monday 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
20 June 2016 Term 3 Mondays and Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 5 weeks £215 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the Swedish alphabet and pronunciation
  • definite and indefinite articles
  • verbs in the present tense
  • cardinal numbers
  • verbs in imperative
  • personal pronouns, subject position
  • question words
  • word order
  • nouns – singular, indefinite and definite form

Term 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
  • nouns – plural, indefinite form
  • adverbs for frequency
  • particle verb (tycker om)
  • word order
  • adjectives, indefinite form
  • verbs in the past tense
  • personal pronouns, object form
  • some time expressions for the past tense
  • relative pronoun (som)
  • possessive pronouns
  • pronunciation

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • indefinite pronouns (någon, något, några; ingen, inget, inga)
  • nouns – plural, definite form
  • adjectives, comparative form
  • verbs in supine
  • numbers, ordinal
  • verbs – present perfect and past tense
  • adverbs for position and destination
  • more auxiliary verbs
  • prepositions for past tense and future tense
  • word order
  • pronunciation

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.

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.

This level of Swedish is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Swedish language for approximately one year, or 40–60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Course content

Term 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
  • nouns, definite and indefinite forms
  • verbs (tror och tycker)
  • adverbs
  • verbs in perfect tense
  • subjunctions

Term 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
  • verbs, present future
  • adjective forms (revision)
  • subjunctions

Term 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
  • verbs (sitter, ligger, står)
  • adverbs
  • prepositions
  • 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.

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.

Students are expected to have studied the language for 120 hours or equivalent. You should have a good basic knowledge of the Swedish language and its grammar, and have already studied Swedish for approximately 2 years.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
10 April 2017 Term 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Course content

Term 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
  • time prepositions
  • conjunctions
  • reflexive verbs
  • pronouns
  • word order
  • adjectives with nouns

Term 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
  • adverbs
  • subjunctions
  • prepositions
  • relative pronouns
  • conditional verbs
  • present future verbs

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • Swedish culture, regions and food
  • Swedish history
  • Swedish news and current affairs

Grammar

You will learn:

  • relative pronouns
  • adverbs
  • verbs in all tenses (including present and perfect participle)
  • adjectives
  • passive verbs

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.

 

Learning resources

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

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

eveninglanguagecourse@westminster.ac.uk

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2016
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2016

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.