Conversational Swedish

Learn to have a basic conversation in Swedish with this fun beginner course taught by a native!
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

Do you have a Swedish partner or Swedish friends and would like to converse to them in their native tongue?

Are you travelling to Sweden but would like to tour the country like a bona fide Swede instead as a tourist?

Whatever your reasons are for learning basic Swedish conversation, this course is a relaxed way for you to reach your goal.

The entire course is taught with slides with Swedish terms and English translations. Every slide is accompanied with a head shot video of me, Åsa, your Sweden born-and-bred instructor.

We start off by covering some grammar before moving onto spoken conversation. We will express what we like and don't like, how old we are, where we are from, what we do for work, and various other bits of social conversation.

We finish off by talking about Swedish food, restaurant visit vocabulary and a small dose of Swedish culture.

The pronunciation and the use of phrases in this course is put together so you will sound like a native speaker. You will learn the spoken language, no textbook-style teaching where words and phrases don't match the real world.

The lessons have quizzes and sketches in place to reinforce the new words that were just introduced.

The bonus section has extra material if you want to take your learning further.

See you in lesson number one! Vi ses i lektion nummer 1!

What are the requirements?

  • No special preparations are necessary. Only a dose of enthusiasm is needed!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Have a basic conversation in Swedish; you will be able to chat about your likes/dislikes, where you are from, what you do for a living, and other topics that come up in social situations. You will be able to understand Swedish from scratch as we will go over the basic grammar.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone with no or very little knowledge of Swedish who would like to learn basic Swedish conversation.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Introduction: How to Use This Course
Section 2: Swedish Grammar Basics

We will talk about the background of the Swedish language, its sound pattern, consonants and vowels and how words are pronounced in every day speech. You will master the alphabet and recognize the sounds of certain letter combinations.


We will talk about indefinite and definite articles, pronouns, and you will also learn a few verbs and how to conjugate them.

Swedish Grammar Quiz
5 questions
Section 3: Social Conversation

Learn greetings, thank-yous and question words, and watch it all come together in a sketch.


Learn to count to 20, speak about ages, where you are from and do for a living, and what your likes and dislikes are.

Social Conversation Quiz
7 questions
Section 4: Getting Around

We will discuss the words for transportation and landmarks, and how to get directions when travelling in Sweden.


You will know the months and seasons, weekdays and time of day. You will also learn how to ask transport-related questions.

Getting Around Quiz
7 questions
Section 5: Socializing

Learn the words for the relationships between family and friends, understand what fika means, and learn the phrases for making social arrangements.


Explore local dishes, learn restaurant lingo and what's customary when visiting a Swede at their home.

Socializing Quiz
5 questions
Section 6: Conclusion
Section 7: Bonus Material
Count to 1,000
Read the Slide: Count to 1,000
Read the Slide: Colours
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
Read the Slide: Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
More Verbs
Read the Slide: More Verbs
Section 8: Read the Slides: Lesson 1-8

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Read the Slide: Lesson 5: Travel Vocabulary and Getting Directions
Read the Slide: Lesson 6: Time and Getting from A to B
Read the Slide: Lesson 7: Relationships and Social Arrangements
Read the Slide: Lesson 8: Swedish Cuisine, Restaurants and Visit a Swede

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Instructor Biography

Åsa Purdy, Swedish Instructor

Hejsan! Hi! My name is Åsa and I'm a Swedish native currently living in Singapore. I'm a teacher at the Swedish Supplementary School here and I love teaching the kids about the Swedish language, customs and culture. I'm also proud to say that I have taught my two sons to speak Swedish even though they have never lived there.

I'm passionate about all things Swedish, and - as they say - they can take the girl out of Sweden, but they can't take Sweden out of her.... :-)

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