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Adult Language & Culture Classes

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.       


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. 

Multi-week Language Courses

Winter term 2019 begins the week of January 7. 

These nine-week sessions are $135 (only $15 a class!). The early bird discounts is $20 off for ASI Members and $10 for the general public. ASI members also 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.

Beginning Swedish Courses

Swedish A101

Instructor: Ingela Halland
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 1
*Note: This class meets twice weekly - Wednesdays and Fridays
 
Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Nybörjarsvenska textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 1
*Note: Moves at a milder pace than Rivstart classes
 
Instructor: Greg White
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok required, chapter 1
 

If you have completed our Introductory Swedish A100 class and looking to continue your study, or if you're new to Swedish and prefer to jump right in with an academic textbook, this is the class level for you!

Class content covers the alphabet and numbers, how to introduce themselves, including  where and how they live, how to ask someone how they are doing, how to introduce someone else, and how to use simple greeting and parting phrases. Themes include: health, countries, work, studies, family, languages, introductions, counting, and telling time. Grammar topics will include present tense verbs, word order, interrogatives, subject pronouns, negations, pronunciation, and singular indefinite form nouns.

Continuation Beginning Swedish Courses

Swedish A102

Instructor: Rachel Willson-Broyles
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 4
 
Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 4
 

Swedish A104

Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Rivstart A1 + A2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 9
 
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials:Rivstart A1 +A2 textbook and övningsbok, chapter 8

Swedish A105

Thursday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m.
Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1 + A2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 8

Intermediate Swedish Courses

Swedish A201

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 4:15 p.m. - ACCELERATED PACE
Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 13
*Note: This class meets twice weekly - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Swedish A203

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 9:30 a.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 13

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 18

Swedish A205

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2:45 p.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Nybörjarsvenska textbok, chapter 40

Thursday, Jan. 10, 1:15 p.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1 + A2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 17

Advanced Swedish Courses

Swedish B101

Monday, Jan. 7, 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart B1+B2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 2

Monday, Jan. 7, 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart B1+B2 textbok and övningsbok, chapter 2

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6:15 p.m. - ACCELERATED PACE
Instructor: Rachel Willson-Broyles
Course materials: This class will finish the A1+A2 textbok and start Rivstart B1+B2. Textbok and övningsbok required.

Swedish B102

Thursday, Jan. 9, 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: På God Väg textbok and övningsbok

Swedish Literature

Monday, Jan. 7, 4:15 p.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Min farbror blev svensk-amerikansk, pg 64

Monday, Jan. 7, 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Projektet, pg 134

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Pastor Viveka och tanterna, pg 154

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1:15 p.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Kafé Två systrar, Martin Palmqvist

Advanced Swedish Literature

Monday, Jan. 7, 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin 
Course materials: Predikanten, chapter 1

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Pastor Viveka och hundraårsjubileet, pg 197

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Predikanten, Camilla Läckberg, chapter 1

Thursday, Jan. 10, 11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Pastor Viveka och tanterna, pg 97

Literature-based Swedish courses are held primarily in Swedish, with some English for clarification. They are intended for students who are studying at an Intermediate, Upper Intermediate or Advanced level of Swedish. These courses use a literary work as the basis for developing reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking skills, and include discussions of relevant culture, customs and grammar topics as they relate to the piece.

Advanced Swedish Conversation

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin 
Course materials: Materials provided by instructor

Swedish Grammar

Monday, Jan. 7, 4:15 p.m.
Instructor: Liz Stopka

Explore "den hemliga baksidan" of Swedish and discover why grammar is fun! Participants must have completed at least one year of Swedish study for this course 

Finnish Courses

Beginning Finnish

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Sundström
Course materials: Suomen Mestari, chapter 1

Continuing Beginning Finnish

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sundström
Course materials: Suomen Mestari, chapter 7

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