Here are the best courses and resources I've found for learning how to speak Swedish.
START SPEAKING SWEDISH NOW
Need help getting started? I designed this course to guide you through your first week:
Conversation Countdown – Have your first conversation in Swedish in just seven days. This is one of our most popular courses, and with good reason, because you’ll get results fast.
FAVOURITE COURSES & APPS TO GIVE YOUR SWEDISH A BOOST
SwedishPod101 – SwedishPod101 is made by my favourite audio course creators, Innovative Language. What's more I've found their courses to be much better value than more famous audio courses!
HelloTalk – is a smartphone app that connects you with native Swedish speakers for free. You can use it to send text messages and audio clips. After you sign up, message the team with the code “Fi3M” to get the premium features free for three months!
SWEDISH SPEAKING TOOLS: PRACTICE WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS
Speak from Day One is my approach to any new language. I have one tool I recommend for this:
Italki – connects you with native Swedish speakers for spoken practice on Skype. You can pay Swedish tutors for (affordable) one-to-one video lessons, or find a free language exchange partner! This link takes you right to the Swedish tutors on the site.
SWEDISH TEXT COURSES AND BOOKS
I asked the Fluent in 3 Months team about their favourite Swedish courses, and here are the books they recommended:
Colloquial Swedish: Beginner's Course – This series is a great way to introduce yourself to the natural flow of Swedish, without worrying too much about the grammar.
Le Suedois Superpack – This excellent Swedish course from Assimil is unfortunately only available for French speakers. It's designed for beginners, and is a text-based course with audio.
A SWEDISH LEARNING WEBSITE YOU MUST BOOKMARK TODAY
You'll return to these resources again and again in your French study sessions.
Forvo – find out how any Swedish word is pronounced. Just type the word you’re looking for into the search bar in Swedish!
Wordreference – A dictionary with a difference, as all words include a discussion thread about their subtle meanings.