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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!
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 Swedish 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.