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ASI's Language & Culture Classes

Learning a language can be an eye opening experience. The American Swedish Institute offers excellent opportunities for adults to learn Swedish and Finnish languages in small and friendly, nine-week classes taught by experienced instructors. If you prefer a shorter gateway to Swedish language and culture, ASI also offers two-hour introductions to Swedish and plentiful opportunities to deepen your Nordic involvement through workshops, performances, lectures, book discussions and other events.  

Registration for Spring Term

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Language Classes

Swedish language classes are offered year-round for all levels starting in fall, winter and spring with some classes during summer. Classes meet once a week for 90 minutes over nine weeks. All classes address reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking. Classes run with a minimum of 5 students and a maximum of 15. Beginning Finnish classes are offered in the fall of each year.

For the current class schedule and detailed descriptions, visit the links in the side bar. Additional questions? Contact Chelsea Bowen, Educational Programs Coordinator, at


Check the class schedule for required textbooks, which can be purchased at the ASI Museum Store or by calling 612-870-3378. Students should have their materials on the first day of class.

Registration, Confirmation, Cancellations

You can register for classes by calling 612-871-4907, visiting the ASI Information Desk or online. Sign up at least one week in advance and get the early bird rate! Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment. Students will be notified only if the class is cancelled. If ASI cancels a class, registrants will be notified at least three days in advance and fully refunded. Students may change levels without penalty during the first week of class.


Language & Culture