Come and learn Swedish with us!
Click below to find out more about our daytime and evening workshops running in November.
We didn't start out planning to be 'expat experts'. Actually, all three of us who founded New in Sweden have other careers too.
But. We are all expats and we moved to Sweden. One of us is somewhat (very) nomadic, ending up here via Tanzania, Canada and the UK. Another was born an expat and 'third-culture' child. We're even quite different in age.
We have three different reasons for being here and for staying here.
We all love meeting people who arrive here and come from all walks of life, all over the globe and are here for all manner of reasons (though work and love are the most common ones!). We listen to the challenges and the adventures and always learn something new about other cultures and, of course, Sweden. We answer questions and discuss options.
We provide support, answers, a helping hand when it is needed. It has become part of who we are, what we do.
We still aren't 'expat experts' but we've learnt a thing or two about moving to Sweden and we've been through that same move over and over again with our members.
Find out more about our team here and about how NewinSweden.com works here. Ready to join up? Click here for the options.
Learn how to join in and start conversations in Swedish, from basic greetings and questions to more complex topics. Click here to book.
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.
Click here to book.
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.
Learn everything there is to say about food in our 3-level workshops, from ordering a coffee to discussing the latest Swedish food blogger. The workshops cost 360kr and you can book here.
Level A 09:00 - 10:30:
During this workshop, we will have the opportunity to become familiar with frequently used vocabulary and phrases related to food by exploring scenarios at home and in restaurants. We will cover the names of the main meals in Swedish and when, generally speaking, we eat them. This will give us a chance to discuss expressions of time. Using a mouth position diagram, we will also work on pronunciation with extra focus on the Swedish vowels. This workshop will be held mostly in Swedish with some support in English.
Level B 11:00 - 12:30:
Under denna workshop kommer vi att utveckla verbanvändningen i matlagning (i teorin) och även se hur några svenska idiom kan användas i praktiken. Det handlar om situationer både i och utanför hemmet, då vi övar på att komma vidare i samtal på svenska genom att bl.a. ta ställning i olika frågor som har med mat att göra. Här läggs även ett visst fokus på befästande av uttal gällande de svenska vokalljuden. Denna workshop kommer till största del att hållas på svenska.
Level C 13:30 - 15:00:
Under denna workshop kommer vi att vidareutveckla verbanvändningen inom området mat. Vi ser även på vilka trender som finns i dagens samhälle när det handlar om ett hållbart Sverige. Vilka (nya) mattermer finns och hur uttalas och använder vi dessa? Vi har ett antal scenarier som vi går igenom och diskuterar i grupp. Här övar vi även bl.a. på skillnaden mellan verben ”tycka, ”tänka” och ”tro”. I samband med detta kommer vi också att ta upp ett antal svenska idiom med matassociationer och hur dessa kan användas. Denna workshop kommer att hållas på svenska.
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