Introducing

Coffee Break Swedish

Free podcasts

Listen to our free podcasts and learn or improve your Swedish on the go, where and when it suits you.

Online courses

Take the next step and sign up for a course on the Coffee Break Academy, accessing video materials, lesson notes and bonus audio content.

Join in

Improve your vocabulary, build your language skills and keep up with the Coffee Break Swedish team on social media.

How does Coffee Break Swedish work?

Think of Coffee Break Swedish like going for a coffee (or a fika!) with your friend who happens to speak Swedish and is helping you learn in a relaxed, enjoyable way. Then add a solid structure and carefully constructed pedagogy which ensures that you progress through the lessons and build on previously-learned language.

Coffee Break Swedish is not a simple series of “listen and repeat” audio programmes: in each lesson Hanna explains how the language works, helping Mark – and you – to manipulate the language and use it in practical situations. As a learner Mark asks questions, and makes mistakes, so through Hanna’s explanations, corrections and pronunciation tips you’ll build your confidence and begin to understand and speak the language.

You’ll also build your cultural knowledge with the help of our cultural correspondent Emma who shares information on Swedish culture in many of the lessons.

In the same time it takes you to sit down and enjoy a coffee in your favourite coffee shop, you can make progress with your Swedish. Our 15-20 minute lessons are perfect to keep you focused and let you develop your confidence in regular sessions.

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Your Coffee Break ... your way

Free podcasts

Each Season of Coffee Break Swedish offers a huge amount of free content available as audio podcasts. You can access these on our website, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify and each lesson lasts around 15-20 minutes - the perfect Coffee Break length!

Online course

If you'd like to take your learning further and make faster progress, we offer a full online course for each Season. Resources include bonus audio materials, video episodes and lesson notes. See below for further details for each Season.

Free podcasts

Audio content for all seasons
Free
  • Audio podcasts

Online course (£GBP)

per season of 40 lessons
£ 108
00
One-off purchase
  • 40 Audio lessons
  • 40 Bonus audio lessons
  • 40 Video lessons
  • 40 Lesson notes

Online course ($USD)

per season of 40 lessons
$ 124
00
One-off purchase
  • 40 Audio lessons
  • 40 Bonus audio lessons
  • 40 Video lessons
  • 40 Lesson notes

*Note that Coffee Break Swedish is being published on an ongoing basis in blocks of ten lessons from 20 January 2020. Episodes will be released on a fortnightly basis. Buying the full course provides access to the premium materials for each lesson as it becomes available. 

The £GBP price quoted above includes VAT for the UK. VAT is added automatically at the local rate for customers purchasing within the EU. Customers from elsewhere in the world will not pay VAT. Please note also that we offer bundles of multiple seasons on the Coffee Break Academy.

Join the conversation

Join the conversation with the Coffee Swedish team on social media! We post regular language and cultural information on Facebook, and you can keep up with Coffee Break Languages on Instagram.

Facebook

Follow Coffee Break Swedish on Facebook and practise your language skills with our cultural and language posts three times a week.

YouTube

Over on the Coffee Break Languages YouTube channel, you'll find useful videos to help you improve your Swedish. Read on for more information.

Instagram

Come behind the scenes with the Coffee Break team, and build your vocabulary and understanding with our regular Instagram stories. Follow @coffeebreaklanguages .

Keep in touch and practise your language skills

Sign up for our free newsletter and receive regular tips and tricks to help you every step of the way with your Swedish-learning journey. 

Every month we’ll send you our Äventyr newsletter, featuring information, links and even language practice. It’s the perfect way to keep in touch with the Coffee Break Swedish team and everything that we do.

Just fill in your details below and we’ll be in touch!

Our latest lessons

We publish regular lessons both in the Coffee Break Swedish podcast feed and on our YouTube channel. Here’s a selection of our most recent lessons.

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CBSw 1.30 | Vem är jag?

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.

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CBSw 1.29 | Kan jag få prata med Per?

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

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CBSw 1.28 | Vad jobbar du med?

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

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CBSw 1.27 | Hur stavas det?

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

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CBSw 1.26 | Varför lär du dig svenska?

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.

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CBSw 1.25 | Jag tycker om kaffe

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Coffee Break Swedish is a production of the Radio Lingua Network and we produce all Coffee Break Languages courses, along with One Minute Languages and High Five Languages for younger learners. The Radio Lingua team is made up of experienced teachers and native speakers and we’re based in Glasgow, Scotland. To find out more about the team, visit our Meet The Team section of the website.

We offer free content in the form of audio podcasts for each of the seasons of Coffee Break Swedish. In the audio podcasts you’ll be able to build your understanding of Swedish and hear how words are pronounced. However, there’s no guidance on how the words are written. This is where the online course comes in. The course offers additional materials:

  • full versions of each audio lesson;
  • a video version of the lesson which allows you to see the “words on the screen” as you listen;
  • bonus audio content allowing you to consolidate your learning futher;
  • lesson notes with vocabulary and additional explanations.

If you’re serious about learning Swedish we would suggest that you consider the online course to help you make faster progress with the lessons and build a deeper understanding of the language.

Our audio podcasts are free and you can access them here on the website, on your favourite podcast app, or on Spotify. We offer a paid online course which provides additional materials. The cost for one season is £96.00 GBP including VAT, or $104.00 USD excluding VAT. Please see above for further information on pricing.

We do not currently have an app version of Coffee Break Swedish. In the past we have had problems with a group of developers who have stolen our content and published it within paid-for apps. These apps are not published by Coffee Break Languages. We’ve written extensively about this situation on our website. Please do not purchase our content through these apps. The only way to access Coffee Break Swedish lesson notes, bonus audio and video versions is through the Coffee Break Academy.

We do not currently offer one-on-one Skype lessons. If this is something which interests you, we would suggest that you sign up with our partner italki where you can access individual teachers and native speakers to practise your Italian. Visit italki.com to get a voucher for $10 USD in italki Credits when you purchase your first lesson.

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