Swedish Pronunciation | The Sentence
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Swedish Pronunciation | The Sentence

Part 4 of our Swedish Fluency course series. Focused on sentence stress and two-word stress.
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Last updated 1/2017
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Speak more native-like Swedish with more fluency & confidence
  • Know what content words and function words are
  • Know the 4 content word groups and what sort of words they include
  • Understand why content words are the most stressed words in Swedish, and nouns the most strongly stressed out of the four word groups
  • Find and mark the content words in sentences and stress them accordingly when you are pronouncing them
  • Know what function words are and why they are called function words
  • Know the 4 word groups that belong to this category
  • Know why function words are normally not stressed in sentences
  • Find and mark these function words in sentences and pronounce them accordingly
  • Know the exceptions to the rules for stressed and unstressed word groups in Swedish sentences
  • Know that sometimes when two specific words appear next to each other the stress moves to the latter
  • Understand that there are exceptions to these rules sometimes, depending on what you want to say
  • Know the two-word stress combinations and learn to stress them accordingly when speaking
  • Decrease communicative misunderstandings
  • Be more successful in professional and academic settings where Swedish fluency is required
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Requirements
  • Speak basic or a little Swedish
  • Understand spoken and written English
Description

Part 4 - The Sentence | Improve Your Swedish Pronunciation

This course is the fourth out of five parts in our Swedish Fluency course series. This is a focused and flexible online course in Swedish pronunciation, with the goal to help any learner take the last step towards speaking a more fluent, confident, native-like Swedish.

This course contains an eBook and 3 video lessons focused on the topic "The Sentence" in Swedish + some bonus material. It will give you the opportunity to study independently with our material and learn everything about stressed and unstressed words in sentences and how certain two-word combinations affect the sentence stress in Swedish.

Feel free to try out any of the following parts in the Swedish pronunciation series as well:

Part 1 - The Vowel Sounds
Part 2 - The Consonant Sounds  
Part 3 - The Word 
Part 5 - The Speech

Ready to get started? Enroll and enjoy!

Who is the target audience?
  • For people who speak basic Swedish, but want to improve sentence pronunciation
  • For people who get misunderstood often when speaking Swedish, and want to change this
  • For people who want to be more successful in their career or academic studies
  • For people who want to get more confident speaking Swedish
  • Not for people who want to learn Swedish grammar och vocabulary, although it facilitates their learning of Swedish in general
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Curriculum For This Course
6 Lectures
01:19:54
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The Sentence
6 Lectures 01:19:54

THIS LESSON
Foreigners have to learn the Swedish stress patterns to get a more native-like pronunciation. Normally you stress the words with the most important meaning. Also, the meaning of the sentence can change depending on which words are stressed.

READ
Page 1-5 in your Section 4 eBook

LEARN

  • What content words and function words are
  • Which the 4 content word groups are and what sort of words they include
  • That content words are the most stressed words in Swedish, and nouns the most strongly stressed out of the four word groups
  • To find and mark the content words in sentences and stress them accordingly when you are pronouncing them

Check out your material and let's get straight into it!

Preview 20:06

THIS LESSON
Foreigners also benefit from learning which words are normally not stressed in Swedish sentences, since this could help them avoid misunderstandings. Words that only carry a grammatical function are normally not stressed, but there are exceptions...

READ
Page 6-7 in your Section 4 eBook

LEARN

  • What function words are and why they are called function words
  • The 4 word groups that belong to this category
  • That function words are normally not stressed in sentences
  • To find and mark these function words in sentences and pronounce them accordingly 
  • That there are some exceptions to the rules for stressed and unstressed word groups

Go through your material and let's get started!

Unstressed Words
18:06

THIS LESSON
Certain word combinations are stressed in specific ways in Swedish. In these cases, the latter of the two words in the combination is stressed. In this lesson, you will learn to identify these combinations.

READ
Page 8-12 in your Section 4 eBook

LEARN

  • That sometimes when two specific words appear next to each other the stress moves to the latter
  • That there are exceptions to these rules sometimes, depending on what you want to say
  • Which two-word stress combinations there are and learn to stress them accordingly when speaking

Read through your material and let's begin!

Two-word Stress
20:00

Two-word Stress pt. II
12:36

Since this course had space for another lecture, you will get a bonus video about famous Swedish persons, ideas and inventions that have influenced the world in different ways.
A bit of knowledge about the Swedish cultural and scientific heritage.  

Enjoy!

BONUS material: Swedish Exports
05:31

Quiz: The Sentence
7 questions
About the Instructor
Anna-Li Danielsson
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1,000 Students
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Swedish Fluency Coach at Danielsson Education

I am the founder of Danielsson Education, passionate entrepreneur, English and Swedish tutor and Sweden's first and only Swedish Fluency Coach.

This company was started based on my own passion and profession; Teaching.

I'm doing what I love, the way I want to do it. The goal is to provide students with tools which help them reach their best potential; An improved, confident Swedish.

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED
In a few months I will get my teacher's degree from Stockholm University, with Swedish as a Second Language as major and English as my second subject.

The studies have consisted of practical work placement training, degree projects, courses in language acquisition, linguistics, pedagogy and didactics parallel with advanced courses in the languages. Next spring I will obtain my degree and teacher certificate. 

The teaching profession has been appealing to me since I, as an 8-year-old, was standing on the kitchen floor, trying to teach my younger brother to write and count.

My natural coaching qualities mixed with my passion for language and culture made the choice as a language teacher easy.

WHAT I HAVE TAUGHT 

I have four years of educational experience teaching Second Languages (Swedish and English), teaching people aged 16-86, from all around the world!

2012-2013 CentrumVux Haninge

SFI: Swedish For Immigrants, adult education

2013-2015 Academedia Eductus Täby Centrum

SFI: Swedish For Immigrants, adult education

2014-2015 Åva Gymnasium Täby

SFI: Swedish For Immigrants + English as a foreign language, Upper Secondary School