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Language Classes for Adults

Talar du svenska? Puhutko suomea?

Learn to speak Swedish or Finnish in our adult language learning community at ASI! Our language classes start the week of September 16 and meet once per week for 90 minutes through the week of November 11 (9 weeks). We offer skilled instructors and small, friendly classes with a minimum of five, and a maximum of 15 students. Designed for students 18 years and older.

We offer language opportunities for beginning, intermediate and advanced speakers, plus accelerated classes that move at a faster pace.

Tuition: $135. Members receive a $20 early bird discount and general public receives a $10 discount if registered by September 9.

Materials: Textbooks available at the ASI Museum Store. Class participants are responsible for having their materials on the first day of class. All classes requiring Rivstart A1+A2 ed. 2, Rivstart B1+B2 or Mål 1 need both the Textbok and Övningsbok.

Levels of Instruction

  • New to Swedish? Check out the classes under the Beginning section.
  • Returning student? Find your class by day, time and instructor under the appropriate section. Continuing Beginning classes are between ch. 2-10 of the textbook, Intermediate classes are between ch. 11-20 and Advanced are any classes beyond the Rivstart A/Mål 1 textbook.
  • New to the ASI language program, but not to Swedish or Finnish? Contact Language and Cultural Programs Coordinator Liz Stopka at lizs@asimn.org or 612-871-4907 for help in finding the right class for you.

Beginning Swedish Classes

Beginning Swedish, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Mål 1 textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 1

Beginning Swedish, Thursdays at 8 p.m. with Gregg White

Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Mål 1 textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 1

Finnish Classes

Beginning Finnish, Sundays at 3 p.m.

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

Continuing Beginning Finnish, Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.

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

Intermediate Finnish, Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Instructor: Joona Sundström
Course materials: Suomen Mestari 2, chapter 5

Monday Classes

Swedish Literature, 4:15 p.m. with Jean Hanslin

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Tills hon hittar något eget - Inger Frimansson. Materials distributed in class.

Advanced Swedish Literature, 6:15 p.m. with Jean Hanslin

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Bröderna Lejonhjärta - Astrid Lindgren, page 1.

Advanced Swedish, 6:15 p.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart B1+B2 (chapter 5) and Pyramiden av Henning Mankell. (lättläst) (page 74).

Advanced Swedish, 8 p.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart B1+B2 (chapter 5) and Roseanna av Henning Mankell (lättläst) (page 1)

Spela! Swedish Conversation Games, 8 p.m. with Jean Hanslin

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Note: At least 1 year of Swedish study required. 

Tuesday Classes

Intermediate Swedish, 9:30 a.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 17

Continuing Beginning Swedish, 10 a.m. with Liz Stopka

Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 , chapter 3

Swedish Literature, 11:15 a.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Pastor Viveka och hundraårsjubileet av Annette Haaland (discussing ch 29-32 on first day of class). (15 pages a week)

Advanced Swedish Literature, 6:15 p.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Britt-Marie var här av Fredrick Backman (page 1) (15-20 pages a week)

Intermediate Swedish, 6:15 p.m. with Gregg White

Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Rivstart A1 + A2, chapter 10

Intermediate Swedish, 8 p.m. with Gregg White

Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 16

Wednesday Classes

Advanced Swedish Literature, 11 a.m. with Jean Hanslin

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Bröderna Lejonhjärta - Astrid Lindgren, page 1

Intermediate Swedish, 11:15 a.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1 +A2, chapter 11

Advanced Swedish Conversation, 1 p.m. with Jean Hanslin

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Materials provided by instructor

Swedish Literature, 1:15 p.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Utvandrarna av Vilhelm Moberg (chapter 1) (lättläst)

Intermediate Swedish, 2:45 p.m. with Jean Hanslin

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Nybörjarsvenska, page 124

Accelerated Continuing Beginning Swedish, 4:15 p.m. with Rachel Willson-Broyles

Instructor: Rachel Willson-Broyles
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 8

Continuing Beginning Swedish, 4:30 p.m. with Jean Hanslin

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Nybörjarsvenska, page 46
Note: Moves at a milder pace than Rivstart classes

Accelerated Advanced Swedish, 6:15 p.m. with Rachel Willson-Broyles

Instructor: Rachel Willson-Broyles
Course materials: Rivstart B1+B2, chapter 7

Thursday Classes

Advanced Swedish Literature, 11:15 a.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: TBD

Advanced Swedish, 1:15 p.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: På Svenska 2 textbok (chapter 2) and Handen (page 1) (lättläst) required.

Advanced Swedish, 6:15 p.m. with Gregg White

Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: På God Väg

Continuing Beginning Swedish, 6:15 p.m. with Liz Stopka

Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 7

Intermediate Swedish, 8 p.m. with Liz Stopka

Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 9

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 den fjärde onsdagen varje månad 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 monthly conversation group for Swedish speakers and learners of all levels! We meet the fourth Wednesday of the month from 5-7 p.m.