Complete Swedish Beginner to Intermediate Course: (Book and audio support) (Teach Yourself), 2nd ed., by Anneli Haake
Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Swedish and communicate confidently with others?
Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Swedish will equip you with the skills you need to use Swedish in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way. The book follows several characters through a storyline enabling learners to engage with Swedish culture and contextualise their learning.
What will I achieve by the end of the course?
By the end of Complete Swedish you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy. You will be able to engage with relevant and up-to-date topics, including politics, education, gender equality and popular entertainment in Sweden.
Is this course for me?
If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can be used as a refresher course as well as to support study for the 'Swedex' Swedish proficiency test.
What do I get?
- 20 learning units plus verb reference and word glossary
- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick
- Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking
- Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner
- Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Sweden
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
- Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Swedish
- Test Yourself - see and track your own progress
*Complete Swedish maps from A1 Beginner to B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines and from Novice-Low to Advanced-Mid level of the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines.
The audio for this course can be downloaded from the Teach Yourself Library app or streamed at library.teachyourself.com.
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Complete Swedish Beginner to Intermediate Course: (Book and audio support) (Teach Yourself) - About the Author
Dr Anneli Haake is a Swedish language teacher, an author and a translator. She is a native Swede and lived and studied in Sweden until her mid-20’s, when she moved to Great Britain.
She has a PhD in music psychology from Sheffield University and is particularly interested in the musical aspect of language. She also has a teaching degree from Sheffield University and a SWEDEX qualification (Swedish language test examiner) from Folkuniversitetet in Sweden. Her passion is to help people across the globe to learn about Swedish language and culture, through modern technology.
Anneli has translated a number of books, academic articles and book chapters for Swedish universities, worked for a period as a Swedish subtitler for films and movies, and as a language tutor at Middlesex University for their BA Interpreting and Translation students.
In 2005, she set up her own company, Swedish Made Easy, an online Swedish language school where she teaches students from all over the world. Since then, she has taught over 10,000 hours of Swedish online, and is a specialist in teaching Swedish to English speakers. She helps Swedish language learners to improve their Swedish, revise for Swedish language exams, prepare them for moving to Sweden, and is a keen and enthusiastic promoter of all things relating to the Swedish-speaking world.