Colloquial Swedish

Colloquial Swedish : The Complete Course for Beginners

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Colloquial Swedish provides a step-by-step course in Swedish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Swedish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. This thoroughly revised new edition features: * progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and an increased focus on functional language * structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar * an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises * realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios * useful vocabulary lists throughout the text * additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Swedish is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Swedish. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation more

Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.24mm | 453g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Swedish
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 7 black & white illustrations, 15 black & white tables, 16 black & white halftones
  • 1138907162
  • 9781138907164
  • 293,431

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Colloquial Swedish is a practical course in everyday written and spoken Swedish requiring no prior knowledge of the language. It is ideal for anyone seeking to develop a sound command of contemporary Swedish whether studying independently or with a teacher. Many of the reading passages also give useful background information about more

About Philip Holmes

Philip Holmes is Reader Emeritus in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Hull and is now a freelance translator. Jennie Savenberg was Swedish language assistant at the University of Hull, where she taught classes using the book. The late Gunilla Serin taught at the University of more

Table of contents

1. Hej! / Hi! 2 .Rebecca, en student / Rebecca, a student 3. Att resa / Travelling 4. Pa semester/ On holiday 5. Matlagning / Cooking 6. Att bli sambo/ Living together 7. Pa stan/ In town 8. Pa universitetet/ At the university 9. Fore och efter festen / Before and after the party 10. En svensk familj/ A Swedish family 11. Johanna och hennes vanner /Johanna and her friends 12. Bills bilresa / Bill's car journey 13. Skogsvandring/ A walk in the forest 14. En recension / A review 15. Kara mormor! Dear Grandma 16. Aj, min ta! / Ouch, my toe! 17. En speciell dag/ A special dayshow more

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