Course summary

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.

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.

Discounts and offers

  • 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.

Terms and conditions

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Course structure

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.

Please note that the distribution of course content across terms may vary from year to year. This is due to the variable length of terms in different academic years. There may also 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 B2+C1 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

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)

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)

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)

Booking

Our language courses are popular and can fill up quickly. If you can’t find the course you’re looking for please check back later, as further dates are added throughout the year.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 12 April 2020 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Start date
Part
Day and time
Duration
Price
22
Apr
2020

Part

Part 3

Day and time

Wednesday
6.30-8.30pm

Duration

8 weeks

Price

£216

Course dates

September start

  • 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 start

  • 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.

January start is for selected languages only.

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