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Swedish Language Resources

Sweden2Swedish 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

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:

 

  • Book
  • Audio CD/DVD
  • Films/TV

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.

Online Lessons

Swedish Language Course
Very basic pronunciation and grammar. No sound files but some useful exercises.

Bjorn Engdahl's Swedish course
A useful guide to Swedish pronunciation, grammar, and basic vocabulary. There are seven key lessons, with a test at the end to check your progress.

SAFIR (Svenska och arbetsliv for invandrare)
Seven modules, all with sound files. All in Swedish.

Go Swedish
YouTube channel with everyday language tutorials. Some of the useful beginner exercises can be found in the links after this one.

Introduce yourself in Swedish

Learn to conjugate the verb “to be” in Swedish

Det svenska alfabetet

Counting from 1 to 10 in Swedish

Tjuvlyssnat.se
A fun site where people put up conversations they have overheard in public places. Suitable for slightly more advanced levels than beginners, and good for familiarising yourself with slang.

Centrum for Lattlast
Here you can find books written in easy Swedish, either to read online or to order.

Grammar and Vocabulary

Learn Swedish Online
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.

Swedish Tutorials Index

A great website for learning grammar and building up vocabulary, with useful audio links to aid learning.There is also an English-Swedish translator.

Swedish Lesson
You will be introduced to the most common phrases used in the Swedish language.

Speak Swedish!
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.

Pronunciation Exercises

Introduction to Swedish - Pronunciation Guide
Pronunciation guide for letters and sounds.

Swedish 101
This site is great for learning pronunciation and key vocabulary, as well as a bit about culture and history of Sweden. There is also an English-Swedish translator.

Dictionaries
dict.cc

Bilingual dictionary

Tyda
Online multilingual translator

Ord.se

Lexin
Dictionary as well as exercises, all in Swedish

Media

Sveriges Radio
Swedish radio (note: you will need Real Player or Windows Player installed on your computer).

SVT
Swedish television.

8 Sidor
An easy-read newspaper for beginners.

DN.se
Stockholm newspaper.

GP.se
Gothenburg newspaper.

Sydsvenskan
Malmo newspaper.

The Local
News about Sweden. Although in English, it could be useful if you are after learning about the culture.

Games and Quizzes Film and TV Trailers Study Swedish at King's

Evening Language Courses
Members of the public can study Swedish at King's at beginner levels.

Tailor-made Tuition
We offer tailor-made courses in Swedish for individuals and groups.

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