Skip to main content

You are here

  • online language

Online Language Classes for Adults

Välkommen / Tervetuloa to the online Swedish and Finnish classroom! Due to the ongoing situation related to COVID-19, ASI language classes will continue to meet virtually through the fall semester.

Fall semester starts the week of September 14th and classes run for 9 weeks. Class fees are $125 for members / $135 for non-members. Register by September 7th for the early bird discount ($10 off). We use the program Zoom for online classes. After you’ve registered, you will receive an email with more detailed information about how to enter the online classroom shortly before the starting date of your class. All class times are listed in Central Time (CDT).

We have attempted to offer a schedule as close as possible to what we had orginally planned for spring 2020, so continuing students can join their regular classes again. We have had to make some slight changes. If you are a returning student, please look for your class by day, time, and teacher below. If you cannot find your original class, please contact Liz Stopka at lizs@asimn.org to help find the right class fit for you.

If you are new to the ASI language program, please find more information about our program below. 

Language Program Information for New Students

Language Program Overview

ASI offers three, nine-week language class terms per year starting in September, January and March. During the summer and occasionally throughout the year, we offer shorter term supplemental classes on special topics (Learn Swedish through Song, Swedish History, Start Reading Swedish, etc.).

Most of our nine-week classes use the textbook series Rivstart (A1/A2 and B1/B2). A few classes use the textbook Mål 1, Nybörjarsvenska, or På svenska 2.The best way to get a sense of the level of the class is to look at the chapter number the class is currently in. We also offer literature classes ranging from lättläst (easy to read) books to more advanced novels. Periodically, we offer a class series called Kort Kurs 1 and Kort Kurs 2 which have been specially developed for students with limited prior language study who want to ease into Swedish.

Finnish classes use the textbook series Suomen Mestari (1, 2, 3) and occasionally children's books or abridged novels. 

 ASI language students start in a class on a specific day and time and that class continues to be offered at that same day and time each term, with students progressing through the textbook/text, as long as the minimum amount of students (5) is met. If you are new to ASI classes, but not to Swedish, and are having trouble figuring out the right class for you, please contact Liz Stopka at lizs@asimn.org.

Description of Language Class Levels

  • Beginning classes start from chapter 1 of the textbook
  • Continuing Beginning classes - any classes in chapters 2-10 of Rivstart A1/A2, or in Mål 1. Finnish class using Suomen Mestari 1.
  • Intermediate classes - any classes in chapters 10-20 of Rivstart A1/A2, or På svenska 2. Finnish class using Suomen Mestari 2.
  • Advanced classes - any classes past the level of Rivstart A1/A2 including, Rivstart B classes, literature classes, and conversation classes. Finnish class using Suomen Mestari 3 or reading literature.

Click on the classes below to see what chapter they are starting in in fall semester. 

Fall Term 2020

Beginning Swedish Classes

SOLD OUT Beginning Swedish, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1-A2 textbok and övningsbok

SOLD OUT Beginning Swedish, Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Rachel Willson-Broyles
Course materials: Rivstart A1/A2, ch. 1

Kort Kurs, Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Kort Kurs course packet available for purchase through the ASI Museum Store

Beginning Swedish, Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

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

Finnish Classes

CANCELLED Finnish Literature, Mondays at 6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Joona Sundström
Course materials: TBD

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

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

Finnish Literature, Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Instructor: Joona Sundström
Course materials: Muumipeikko ja pyrstötähti and Suomen Mestari 3

Continuing Beginning Finnish, Sundays at 3 p.m.

Instructor: Joona Sundström
Course materials: Suomen Mestari 1, chapter 8

Monday Classes

Continuing Beginning Swedish, 2 p.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1/A2, chapter 4

Advanced Swedish, 4 p.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart B1/B2 ch. 9, p. 116, and En man som heter Ove ch. 7

Swedish Literature, 4 p.m. with Jean Hanslin

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Tills hon hittar något eget, ch. 19

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

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Bröderna Lejonhjärta, ch. 13

Advanced Swedish, 7 p.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart B1/B2 ch. 9, p. 116, and Ronja Rövardotter ch. 12, p. 126-138

Kort Kurs 2, 8 p.m. with Jean Hanslin

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Kort Kurs 2 course packet

Tuesday Classes

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

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: På Svenska 2, page 30 and Handen (lättläst), ch. 1

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

Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1/A2, ch. 7

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

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Pastor Viveka och glada änkan, ch. 33-36

Swedish Literature, 5:30 p.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Nattfåk by Johan Theorin, ch. 4

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

Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Rivstart A1/A2, ch. 14

Wednesday Classes

Swedish Literature, 9:30 a.m. with Jean Hanslin

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Bröderna Lejonhjärta, chapter 13

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

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1/A2, ch. 17, p. 185

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

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Finishing Rivstart A1/A2, starting Rivstart B1/B2, ch. 1

Intermediate Swedish, 1:30 p.m. with Jean Hanslin

Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Nybörjarsvenska, ch. 30

Intermediate Swedish, 4:15 p.m. with Rachel Willson-Broyles

Instructor: Rachel Willson-Broyles
Course materials: Rivstart A1/A2, ch. 14

Thursday Classes

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

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Mål 1, ch. 5, p. 125-129

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

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Pastor Viveka och hundraårsjubileet, p. 226-233

Intermediate Swedish, 2:30 p.m. with Ingela Haaland

Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: På Svenska 2, p. 51-53 and Roseanna (lättläst) discuss p. 79-end

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

Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Pojken och Tigern

SOLD OUT Intermediate Swedish, 6:15 p.m. with Liz Stopka

Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1/A2, ch 11

Friday Classes

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

Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1/A2, ch.5

Saturday Classes

Intermediate Swedish, 10:30 a.m. with Liz Stopka

Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Materials provided by instructor.
Read and discuss current events på svenska from news sources such as 8 sidor and Radio Sweden På Lätt Svenska. This class is suitable for students with 2-3 years of language study.