In this week’s episode of Kulturhörnan, we’re looking at another Swedish summer tradition – en svensk sommartradition. We’re learning all about how summer and music go hand in hand in Sweden while putting our Swedish to the test like never before.
In Episode 7 of our Swedish culture mini-series, Kulturhörnan – “culture corner” – we’re learning about writer Astrid Lingdgren, best known for her children’s book series featuring Pippi Longstocking. Join Mark and Lovisa as they share a text about this famous Swedish writer and introduce new phrases, revise some more familiar vocabulary, and mention some
We’re back with our Swedish culture mini-series, Kulturhörnan – “culture corner” – and in this episode we’re talking about Midsummer while putting our Swedish language skills into practice. Join the Coffee Break Swedish team and learn about the traditions behind this fun-filled annual celebration.
We’ve reached Lesson 30 of our Coffee Break Swedish course for beginners. This time, we’re putting our learning into practice with an identity quiz as we try to guess the identify of a mystery person described by Swedish teacher, Hanna. Join Mark and Hanna in this lesson and revise how to describe what someone looks
In this lesson, we learn how to make a phone call in Swedish and take a look at what a conversation over the phone may look like in three different scenarios. How do you call to ask for someone? What do you say if you realise you’ve dialled the wrong number? How do you make
In this lesson of Coffee Break Swedish we’re covering the topic of work. Join our Swedish language expert, Hanna as she teaches learner Mark how to ask someone about their job and how to use the two verbs for ‘to work’ in Swedish.
In Lesson 27 of Coffee Break Swedish, we’re learning the alphabet! Join native Swedish speaker Hanna as she teaches learner Mark how to pronounce every letter of the Swedish alphabet confidently and correctly. By the end of this lesson you’ll be able to spell in Swedish and answer the question: Hur stavas det?
Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish! This time, Hanna and Mark are taking a dive into some more technical aspects of the Swedish language and look at how to ask the question “why” using the word varför. We also explore the different ways in which the word order can change when we
Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish with teacher Hanna and learner Mark. In Lesson 25 we learn to talk about likes and dislikes so that we can discuss our favourite hobbies with our Swedish speaking friends. By the end of the lesson you will be able to express what you like doing
In Lesson 24 of Coffee Break Swedish, we’re moving on to a brand new topic as we’re talking about descriptions so we can describe how people look. This topic gives teacher Hanna the perfect opportunity to teach learner Mark about adjective agreements in Swedish. We also learn some key vocabulary for items of clothing. Don’t
Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish! We’re taking the topic of health a step further this week as Hanna and Mark equip us with everything we need to know for a trip to the doctor or pharmacy in a Swedish-speaking area. In doing so, we learn more about the tricky topic of
In Lesson 22 of Coffee Break Swedish, we explore the words used for different body parts and learn how to describe any aches or pains we may feel in those body parts so that we can cope with a trip to the doctor or pharmacy. As health issues are at the forefront of everyone’s mind
Hanna and Mark back after our short break and in this week’s lesson we are covering a topic which everyone loves talking about – the weather! Hanna teaches us how to describe the weather in Swedish, both in the present tense and in the future tense. We also get to look at some sentences describing
It’s the fifth and final episode of Kulturhörnan – “culture corner”, and we’re rounding off the series by welcoming a special guest, Irena Dahl, who is an ambassador for the Sami language and culture. In the episode Irena teaches Mark some Northern Sami and explains more about this fascinating culture. We also learn some new
We’re back with another episode of our mini Swedish culture series, Kulturhörnan – “culture corner”, and this time we’re learning about one of the most influential Swedes, Alfred Nobel. Join Mark and Lovisa as they discuss his life and work, as well as some nyårslöften (New Year’s Resolutions).
In the latest episode of our our mini Swedish culture series, Kulturhörnan – “culture corner”, we learn about a typical Swedish Christmas celebration, ett svenskt julfirande. Join Mark and Lovisa as they talk about they type of food which is normally eaten and the gifts that are exchanged during this celebration.
Our normal Coffee Break Swedish lessons will return in the new year, but in the meantime it’s the perfect time to find out a little more about Swedish culture with our mini-series, Kulturhörnan – “culture corner”. In this episode, Lovisa tells us about a very popular tradition that takes place on 13th December all across
Our normal Coffee Break Swedish lessons will return in the new year, but in the meantime it’s the perfect time to find out a little more about Swedish culture with our mini-series, Kulturhörnan – “culture corner”. In this episode Lovisa tells Mark about the tradition of placing an Adventsljsstake in your window in the run-up
In this special episode marking the end of the first half of our Coffee Break Swedish course for beginners, we’re putting everything we’ve learned so far to the test with teacher Hanna and learner Mark. We’re also joined by native speaker Lovisa who features in an extended conversation with Hanna. Listen to the episode to
Do you know how to tell the time in Swedish? We’re covering this very important topic in Episode 19 of Coffee Break Swedish. Native speaker Hanna teaches learner Mark how to talk about different times of the day and breaks down various ways of expressing the time in Swedish. Be sure to revise your numbers