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Teach Yourself Swedish

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A course suitable for anyone who wants to progress from the basics to understanding, speaking and writing Swedish with confidence.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Hodder Education (first published August 17th 1995)
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When I began graduate studies at Helsingfors Universitet, I was keen on learning some Swedish. I examined a number of different resources, including TEACH YOURSELF SWEDISH, the most widely available self-teaching textbook in the English-speaking world. Unfortunately, Vera Croghan's work must be one of the poorest volumes in the entire Teach Yourself series.

I had already learnt some basic Swedish for another textbook before opening TEACH YOURSELF SWEDISH for the first time, and so I was shocked b
Jul 03, 2013 Harold rated it really liked it
Having studied the language in college, I picked up this package (book & cd) to brush up on my conversational skills in preparation for a trip to Sweden. As a review for folks with some previous experience with Swedish, this set is excellent. However, if you're new to the language, I would suggest you start with another program as this one will immediately drop you into full dialogs after a somewhat brief and inadequate primer on pronunciation (the audio component will prove exceptionally di ...more
Jun 25, 2013 Stephanie rated it really liked it
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Used this to learn a bit of the language before moving there in 1999. I was surprised at how much I picked up by using this book alone. I still browse through this when I want to refresh my Swedish skills. Although not for everyone, I have enjoyed using the TY method and this book was my first venture into the series.
Back to the start as my conversational skills are at zilch, or as near as damn it. Please note, if exclamation marks bother you then swedish is not the language for you.

Passet, tack! = Your passport please.
Samtal = dialogue
Passkontrollören = passport control
Varsågod = there we are/here it is/you are welcome
Varifån kommer ni? = Where are you from?
Vad har ni för yrke? = what is your occupation?
Ingenjör = engineer
Sekretare = secretary
Praktikant - trainee
Har ni varit i sverige förut? = have you been
In the process of learning swedish...looks good from top view...
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