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:
All about conversations - Swedish language workshop
15th October 2019
Learn how to join in and start conversations in Swedish, from basic greetings and questions to more complex topics.
During this workshop, we will have the opportunity to 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.
This workshop will be held mostly in Swedish with some support in English.
Under denna workshop går vi in på några skillnader mellan tal- och skriftspråk. Det handlar om hur vi kommunicerar i sms, email och på telefon, vilket kommer att studeras närmare genom diverse scenarier. Vilka olika typer av samtal möter vi och hur kan vi utveckla dessa? Vi ser lite närmare på ordbildning och vidareutvecklar ordförrådet genom att ta upp synonymer till några vanliga verb. Gällande uttalet står ett antal svenska konsonanter i fokus.
Denna workshop kommer till största del att hållas på svenska.
Under denna workshop kommer vi att gå in på olika sorters samtal som vi kan möta under en dag i Sverige. Vilka ljud, ord och fraser kan vi använda för att få en dialog att kännas (ännu) mer levande? Vi tar även upp några skillnader mellan tal- och skriftspråk och ser på ett antal exempel gällande språkets användning i ett informellt respektive ett formellt sammanhang utifrån diverse tänkbara scenarier. Ett visst fokus kommer att läggas på de svenska hjälpverben.
Denna workshop kommer att hållas på svenska.
All around Sweden - Swedish language workshop
22nd October 2019
Learn all about getting around in Sweden, from travelling on public transport to understandingsigns.
Subscribe to the blog here:
About the blog
Interesting bits and pieces about life in Sweden, including all-important song words.