Gareth
My 10 steps to basic Swedish - what are your thoughts?

So I’ve just finished week 7 of self learning Swedish and it is official, the honeymoon period is over!

Firstly, I must say, I’m pretty damn proud of how far I’ve come. Currently I am predominantly messaging my Swedish friends and  Swedish/Norwegian colleagues in Swedish, and when I remember to, am speaking it.

But that right there is my self-confessed problem. I should not be writing “when I remember to” it should be “when ever I can!”

Now, by no means am I saying that I’m an expert in language learning now. But here’s the list of things I’ve done, and links I’ve read in the last 7 weeks to get to the point where I can:

<ul style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 24px; margin-left: 1.25em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Quattrocento Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"><li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Understand basic spoken conversation and questions.</li><li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Answer basic questions verbally.</li><li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Ask basic conversations verbally.</li><li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Understand the topic of written news bulletins on Swedish trains.</li><li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Understand advert slogans between those bulletins.</li><li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Text my Swedish friends.</li><li style="box-sizing: inherit;">Understand text replies from them (if it’s simple Swedish).</li></ul>

Come and see the 10 steps I used to learn Swedish on my blog:

thewelshmanlearnsswedish.wordpress.com/category/steps-to-learning/

I've now started to use italki also, so lets see where this goes :)

 

Jan 27, 2016 7:55 AM