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Language Classes for Adults

Talar du svenska? Puhutko suomea?

The American Swedish Institute offers excellent opportunities for adults to learn Swedish or Finnish in small, friendly, nine-week classes taught by experienced instructors. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced student, we have a class for you. In addition to language classes, we also offer various special topics courses in both Swedish and English that offer insight into Nordic culture.

Nine-Week Courses

ASI offers nine-week language sessions in the fall, winter and spring, and each course costs $135 (only $15 per class). During the summer, we have a variety of courses of varying lengths – scroll down here to view the entire class calendar!

ASI members get a 10% discount on textbooks at the ASI Museum Store.

Click on the class level to learn more about class meeting times, instructors and materials, and to access the registration link.

Monday Classes

Swedish Literature, 4:15 p.m.

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Kort Kurs II course packet with a focus on grammar.

Advanced Swedish Literature, 6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Projektet, p. 278

Advanced Swedish Literature, 8 p.m.

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Predikanten, p. 112

Swedish B102, 6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart B1+B2 textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 4

Swedish B102, 8 p.m.

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart B1+B2 textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 4

Tuesday Classes

Swedish A204, 9:30 a.m.

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 15

Swedish A101, 10 a.m.

Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 1

Swedish Literature, 11:15 a.m.

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Pastor Viveka och hundraårsjubileet, p.1 (reading 15 pages per week).

Advanced Swedish Literature, 6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Denna dagen, ett liv - Jens Andersen, pg. 71 (reading 20 pages per week).

Swedish A105, 6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Rivstart A1 + A2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 9.

Swedish A204, 8 p.m.

Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 16

Wednesday Classes

Advanced Swedish Literature, 11 a.m.

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Predikanten, p. 112

Swedish A100, 1 p.m.

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Kort Kurs course packet.

Swedish A206, 2:45 p.m.

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Nybörjarsvenska textbok, ch 49

Swedish A102, 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Nybörjarsvenska textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 11.
Note: Moves at a milder pace than Rivstart classes

Accelerated Swedish A103, 4:15 p.m.

Instructor: Rachel Wilsson-Broyles
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 7.

Accelerated Swedish B102, 6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Rachel Wilsson-Broyles
Course materials: Rivstart B1+B2 textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 5.

Swedish A105, 11:15 a.m.

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1 +A2 textbook and övningsbok required, chapter 9.

Swedish Literature, 1:15 p.m.

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Pyramiden

Continuing Beginning Finnish, 6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Joona Sundström
Course materials: Suomen Mestari, chapter 6

Intermediate Finnish, 8 p.m.

Instructor: Joona Sundström
Course materials: Suomen Mestari 2, chapter 1

Thursday Classes

Advanced Swedish Literature, 11:15 a.m.

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Pastor Viveka och tanterna, p. 198 (reading 10 pages per week).

Swedish A206/B101, 1:15 p.m.

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: This class will finish the A1+A2 textbok and start Rivstart B1+B2. Textbok and övningsbok required.

Swedish B102, 6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: TBD

Swedish A102, 8 p.m.

Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 4

Swedish A103, 6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 7.

Swedish A201, 8 p.m.

Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1 + A2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 10.

Språkstugan

Letar du efter något sätt att använda din svenska och träffa andra svensktalande? Kom förbi Språkstugan – en samtalsgrupp för alla som talar svenska! Vi träffas varje onsdag kl 17-19.

Are you looking for a drop-in opportunity to use your Swedish and meet other Swedish speakers? Come to ASI's Språkstugan – a weekly conversation group for Swedish speakers and learners of all levels! We meet Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m.