How long have you been teaching at ASI?
Including Svenska Skolan, maybe 20 years total.
How did you learn Swedish/what is your connection to Sweden?
Stage 1: words and phrases from Swedish grandparents upon request
Stage 2: trips to Sweden
Stage 3: U of M Swedish course (taught by Swedish husband)
Stage 4: complete immersion while residing in Göteborg for 5 years
Stage 5: ongoing teaching/learning and interaction with Sweden/Swedish
How would you describe your teaching style?
I use a learner-centered, communicative approach, incorporating all four functional language skills into every lesson. Homework is assigned, focusing primarily on vocabulary/grammar (written exercises) and pronunciation/comprehension (CDs and internet).
What is your favorite Swedish word and why?
Stämning. It's as just right as lagom, but embraces more emotion.