Course Summary

Swedish Elementary 1 is a beginners’ course focusing on the attainment of basic conversational and grammatical skills. It provides an introduction to daily life in Sweden and is ideal for travellers or those wishing to learn more about Swedish culture and society.

Course Sessions

Wednesday, 3rd February - 9 classes

Session ID DLW80701C
3 Feb - 31 Mar 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Mindy Macleod

This 18-hour course focuses on speaking and listening so that students will be able to communicate effectively on everyday topics, such as:

  • Meeting people
  • Talking a bit about yourself, i.e. where you are from and what you do for a living
  • Telling the time
  • Talking about your day, in basic terms
  • Ordering food and drinks at a cafe, using basic phrases
  • Presentations, i.e. introductions and understanding addresses and phone numbers

Students will learn the fundamentals of grammar so they can construct their own sentences and questions, and they will take the first steps in reading and writing. The course covers basic grammatical concepts, but is primarily aimed at introducing the sounds of spoken Swedish. Students will learn the Swedish alphabet, the intonation rhythms of Swedish, and will practise conversational skills in a variety of everyday situations.

The main focus is on simple everyday conversation, and tries to get students speaking as much Swedish as possible right from the beginning. The course focuses on oral and aural skills, and developing a good understanding of grammar, through homework and in-class exercises.

By the end of the course, students should have:

  • A basic understanding of Swedish grammar and sentence structure
  • A basic vocabulary allowing them to read simple texts
  • The ability to introduce themselves in Swedish and use simple languages for a variety of everyday situations
  • An understanding of the relationship of Swedish to other Scandinavian languages and to English and German
  • A basic understanding of Swedish culture

Suitable for complete beginners.

Rivstart A1 + A2 by Paula Levy Scherrer and Karl Lindemalm, 2nd Edition (April 2014)
ISBN : 9789127434202.

Rivstart: A1 +A2 Ovningsbok by Paula Levy and Scherrer Karl Lindemalm, 2nd Edition (April 2014)
ISBN: 9789127434219

Available from:

LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL, 15 Station Street, Kew East Vic 3102 ph: 9857 0030

For further information please contact the Languages Centre on 9652 0677 or email

***Cancelations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

Suitable for people who are intending to visit or do business in Sweden, or simply would like to learn a new language and gain cultural insights.

Last updated: January 28, 2021 04:34pm