Swedish Language Resources
Swedish is a North Germanic language, spoken by approximately 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along its coast and on the Åland islands. It is, to a considerable extent, mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to a lesser extent with Danish. Along with the other North Germanic languages, Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It is currently the largest of the North Germanic languages by numbers of speakers.
Resources in the Language Resources Centre
Grammar and Vocabulary
Swedish Resources Catalogue
The PDF file contains all resources for Swedish that can be found in the Language Resources Centre. It is divided into 3 categories:
- Audio CD/DVD
In the 'Notes' column you will find details of, for example, CDs that accompany textbooks and vice versa. Other information had been included throughout the catalogue to help identify a specific item if viewing these off-site.
Please note that these resources are offered on a reference-only basis.
Learn Swedish Online
Swedish Tutorials Index
The website offers an audio phrasebook with some basic, key Swedish phrases, particularly useful when travelling. The sound files are great for pronunciation and listening skills. There are also quizzes to test your learning.
A great website for learning grammar and building up vocabulary, with useful audio links to aid learning.There is also an English-Swedish translator.
You will be introduced to the most common phrases used in the Swedish language.
This website offers those learning Swedish basic phrases and vocabulary exercises to work on. You will be also able to find language partners to work on your oral skills.
Svenska Akademiens Ordlista
Good for checking grammar such as plural forms, verb forms, etc.
Online multilingual translator
Dictionary as well as exercises, all in Swedish
Games and Quizzes
Film and TV Trailers
Study Swedish at King's
Swedish radio (note: you will need Real Player or Windows Player installed on your computer).
An easy-read newspaper for beginners.
News about Sweden. Although in English, it could be useful if you are after learning about the culture.