If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Swedish in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Swedish you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family. What will I learn?
Basic Swedish is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. Is this course for me?
Get Started in Swedish is for absolute and false beginners of Swedish. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Swedish. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course. What do I get?
This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:
- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family
- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly
- Test yourself - see and track your own progress
- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download
- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference lists This pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.
Where do I go next?
If you want to advance your Swedish, our Complete Swedish course (9781444107173) will take you to an intermediate level of Swedish. If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talkingand Keep Talking Swedish(9781444184228) is the perfect audio course. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years
When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and speak Swedish easily?If so then you need to Get Talking. Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, you'll learn the skills for understanding and the confidence to speak Swedish in just 10 days.
Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:
-being in an interview
-continuing the interview
-booking a room in a hotel
-checking into a hotel
-having a coffee
-having a meal
-taking a taxi
-travelling by subway
-going to the supermarket
-buying clothes. You'll progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations, be able to personalize the language through interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural
This absolute beginner Swedish course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.
Get Talking Swedish in Ten Days maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.
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250 of the most commonly used words and phrases provide students and travellers with the core words of the language, and the booklet includes all the words presented on the CD. Compatible with iPod and MP3 devices, this course will enable beginners to start speaking their chosen language within an hour.
Berlitz Phrasebook and Dictionary Swedish Compact, clear, and packed with key words and phrases to help conversation, this pocket-sized Swedish phrasebook and dictionary from Berlitz's trusted language experts (with free app) is a trusty travel companion, and all you need to make yourself understood - and to understand others - when you're out and about in Sweden. - With its emphasis on conversational usage, and up-to-date language on social media, leisure, business - and more - this is the only phrase book you'll need when exploring Sweden - Includes 3000-word bilingual dictionary - Visually appealing colour-coding system means you can find what you want, when you want, and fast - The simplified Berlitz pronunciation system will ensure you're clearly understood - Stunning colour photography enhances the expert content, and makes this series the most visually attractive phrase book on the market About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.
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This clear, compact phrase book for travellers is packed with key words and phrases to help conversation. The pocket-sized Nordic Europe phrasebook and dictionary from Berlitz's language experts (with free app) is a trusty travel companion. It's all you need to make yourself understood - and to understand others - when you're out and about.
- Over 8,000 words and phrases: communicate with ease in every situation
- Colour-coded sections organised by theme: go from the airport to the hotel, shopping, eating out and more
- Easy pronunciation: speak with confidence and be understood with simplified phonetic transcription
- Menu reader: order the perfect meal every time
- Free app: access all the essential words phrases available for a period of six months from time of download
- Covers following themes: Survival, Food and Drink, People, Leisure Time, Special Requirements, In an Emergency
About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.
Colloquial Swedishprovides a step-by-step course in Swedish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Swedish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
This thoroughly revised new edition features:
- progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and an increased focus on functional language
- structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
- an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
- realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
- useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
- additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Swedish is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Swedish.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Based on authentic texts, such as songs, poems, and conversations between native speakers, this course will help you improve and build upon the language you already have so that you develop your skills to a level where you can enjoy communicating in Swedish. You will be introduced to the more advanced points of Swedish grammar, as well as more colloquial language, and develop your vocabulary so you can express your opinion on a number of topics, as well as react to other people's opinions. You will enjoy learning about the culture, history, and geography of Sweden and its influence on the language.
What will I achieve by the end of the course?By the end of Enjoy Swedish you will have increased your capacity to understand the spoken and written language, and furthered your ability to communicate with Swedish speakers, orally and in writing.
Is this course for me?If you already know some Swedish and want to take it further, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the post-beginner classroom.
Designed for those with limited learning time, this book is not a condensed outline of all aspects of Swedish grammar. Rather, it focuses on simple everyday communication, helping students use previously learned phrases and vocabulary more effectively and with great versatility.
After introductory discussions of vocabulary building, word order and the formation of negative sentences and questions, the author offers concise, easy-to-follow coverage of the parts of speech. Numerous examples are included to demonstrate each rule of grammatical usage with the emphasis throughout on simple constructions rather than complicated ones. A selection of useful expressions and a glossary of grammatical terms round out this excellent, inexpensive guide, perfect for self-study or as an adjunct to a language course.
Whether you are just beginning the study of Swedish or wish to review the fundamentals, Essential Swedish Grammar enables you to learn in a systematic way, at your own rate, guided by your own requirements and interests.
Introducing the brand new Insight Phrasebooks for 2015 with a free audio app download Compact and lightweight, these pocket-sized phrasebooks are packed with all the words and phrases users need to feel at home, when away.These indispensable little books feature easy-to-use, color-coded sections, snippets of local information and language tips, plus all the words travelers need to get around and about. There's also a free audio app - just download for free before you go using the individual download code inside the book. It's full of key phrases from the book and features native speakers for perfect pronunciation. It's easy - just follow along to the book as you listen and repeat or simply use on its own.