Emma has a teaching degree in Swedish language from the University of Umeå and 10+ years experience teaching Swedish. She has taught Swedish in Germany, Sweden, and the United States to individuals and groups comprised of a wide range of ages, abilities, and life experiences. She has even taught high-school kids so can manage a classroom full!
Having been an expat in the US and Germany, Emma has first-hand knowledge about language-learning and cultural needs of foreign professionals.
"For each and every student I have encountered, my mission has been to first meet them where they are at and then encourage and challenge them to reach higher by paying careful attention to their language objectives, expectations, and individual learning preferences."
Emma's workshops here at New in Sweden are all about one specific topic so that each one gives as much language learning as possible. As well as being about a topic such as food or travel, each workshop will have some grammar focus areas to help us get to grips with it too.
"As a teacher, I use a variety of language exercises in the target language to develop production, reception, and interaction strategies. I provide feedback during lessons and remain available for questions after the workshops. Repetition is the key until a skill is internalized. Then, it is time for us to move forward on a clear path to the next objective."
You can also book individual lessons with Emma. Please use the chat function to get in touch to find out more.
"Depending on the student’s background and proficiency level, I create individualized lesson plans to help the student achieve their goals, whether it is about basic survival communication (elementary proficiency) or reading between the lines (advanced professional proficiency)."
Emma's next workshop with us is All About Conversations which will be held on Tuesday 15th October 2019 in Danderyd, north side of Stockholm. It, like all our language workshops, will be held at three separate levels to help you get the most out of them.
During this workshop, we will become familiar with frequently used vocabulary and phrases as part of conversations that we encounter on a daily basis in writing, on the phone and in face-to-face meetings. In terms of pronunciation, we pay extra attention to consonants. We also look at how certain word structures are related and how to use phrases and questions to develop the interaction.
At the more advanced levels, we will look at sending texts in Sweden and how to differentiate between formal and informal language - especially important for work situations!
Find out more and book the next two workshops below:
Word order and the Swedish education system - Swedish language workshop
21st January 2020
Learn how to get your words in the right order while getting to grips with how education operates in Sweden.
Verbs and Swedish community - Swedish language workshop
28th January 2020
Learn how to use verbs and a bit about community life in Sweden.
Practice your speaking! - Swedish language workshop
4th February 2020
Spend this workshop speaking and speaking, getting a lot of practice and improving both what you say and how you say it. This is a great workshop for improving your confidence in using Swedish when talking with Swedes.
Word formation and a bit about politics - Swedish language workshop
11th February 2020
Understand how to form your words while getting an idea of the basics of Swedish politics in this workshop.
Adjectives and describing things - Swedish language workshop
18th February 2020
Learn how to use adjectives to help you describe things and explain events.
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