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Adult Language & Culture Classes

Talar du svenska?

Learning a language and discovering the unique aspects of a culture can be a rewarding and 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. 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 - book discussions, Nordic myths, for example -  in Swedish and English that offer insight into the culture.

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring term 2018 begins March 26

Nine Week Sessions are $135 (only $15 a class). The early bird discounts is $20 off for ASI Members, and $10 for general public. ASI members also get 10% textbook discounts 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

Introductory Swedish A100

Monday, March 26 - 8 p.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Kort kurs

This class is great for beginners and people with limited experience in second-language learning, providing a solid foundation for continued Swedish language study. It uses a text called Kort kurs, which can be purchased in ASI's Museum Store.

If you are comfortable with language learning and interested in classes that can lead you into ASI's intermediate and advanced Swedish courses, please look into our Swedish A101 offerings which begin with our academic textbook - Rivstart A1+A2.

Swedish A101

Thursday, March 29 - 4:15 p.m.
Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2

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

Tuesday, March 27 - 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2


Wednesday, March 28 - 11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 4

Swedish A103

Wednesday, March 28 - 8 p.m. (Accelerated Pace)
Instructor: Rachel Wilson-Broyles
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 8

Thursday, March 29 - 8 p.m.
Instructor: Liz Stopka
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, ch. 5

Swedish A105

Tuesday, March 27 - 8 p.m.
Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2

Intermediate Swedish Courses

Swedish A201

Tuesday, March 27 - 9:30 a.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 9

Wednesday, March 28 - 6:15 p.m. (Accelerated Pace)
Instructor: Rachel Wilson-Broyles
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 15

Swedish A203

Wednesday, March 28 - 2:45 p.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Nybörjarsvenska textbok, chapter 30

Thursday, March 29 - 1:15 p.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 14

Swedish A204

Monday, March 26 - 8 p.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 17

Swedish A205

Monday, March 26 - 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 17

Wednesday, March 28 - 1:15 p.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 17

Thursday, March 29 - 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Gregg White
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2

Advanced Swedish Courses

Swedish B101

Monday, March 26 - 4:15 p.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Rivstart A1+A2, chapter 18

Swedish B102

Tuesday, March 27 - 8 p.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Rivstart B1+B2, chapter 3

Swedish B203

Monday, March 26 - 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Rivstart B1+B2, chapter 18

Advanced Swedish Conversation

Wednesday, March 28 - 1 p.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Provided by Instructor

Short Stories in Swedish

Tuesday, March 27 - 11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Noveller/poesi/artiklar

Advanced Swedish Literature

Tuesday, March 27 - 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Björnstad, pg. 120

Wednesday, March 28 - 11 a.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Moberg's lättläst Invandrare

Wednesday, March 28 - 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Jean Hanslin
Course materials: Moberg's lättläst Invandrare

Thursday, March 29 - 11:15 a.m.
Instructor: Ingela Haaland
Course materials: Swede Hollow, pg. 210

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.

Finnish Courses

Beginning Finnish

Thursday, March 29 - 6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Daniel Karvonen
Course materials: Suomen mestari 1, chapter 6

Beginning Finnish is a continuation of a previous class. Please inquire with ingridnl.org before registering as a new student.

Advanced Finnish

Thursday, March 29 - 8 p.m.
Instructor: Daniel Karvonen
Course materials: Suomen mestari 2, chapter 7

Advanced Finnish is a continuation of a previous class and open to only participants who have a good grasp of the Finnish language. Please inquire with ingridnl@asimn.org before registering.

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