Complete Swedish (Learn Swedish with Teach Yourself)

Complete Swedish (Learn Swedish with Teach Yourself)

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By (author) Ivo Holmqvist, By (author) Vera Croghan

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  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
  • Format: Mixed media product | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 234mm x 56mm | 526g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444107178
  • ISBN 13: 9781444107173
  • Illustrations note: 40
  • Sales rank: 29,064

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Are you looking for a complete course in Swedish which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Swedish will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Sweden. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it. The course is available as a book (9781444107166), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444107173) and as a double CD (9781444107180).

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Vera Croghan started teaching Swedish at Aberdeen University straight after her second degree from Lund University, Sweden. After her marriage, she moved to Edinburgh where she gave private lessons and translated and interpreted for the Swedish Consul and businesses. She began teaching at the University of East Anglia when it opened in 1963 and taught there for 30 years. Professor Ivo Holmqvist has taught Scandinavian literature at the universities of Lund, Odense, Ghent and Auckland.

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By Valentina Martini 25 May 2011 5

I am very happy with this purchase. I have looked for a way to learn Swedish for ages and found nothing, but this book (plus 2 CDs) is really well done. I reccomend you to buy the version with the CDs since Swedish is "compared to other Germanic languages, is its use of a strange kind of high-pitched tone in the middle of a word, resulting in a kind of sing-song sound of the language" [from unilang.org]
The book is clear and easy to understand, and the package that arrived to me was in perfect condition.
I will stard as soon as I can this course, but I already reccomend this book to anyone who want to know this language!

Table of contents

Introduction Pronunciation Formal and informal introductions and greetings Stock expressions and numbers from 0-12 Telling the time and counting to 100 Discussing leisure activities and the weather Banks and money Shopping Directions and apologies Meals, restaurants, food and drink Road signs and advice Asking for and offering assistance Asking for information Hotels and tourist attractions Transport Illnesses and ailments Telephones and post Some useful verbs Swedish-English/English-Swedish glossaries