Teach Yourself Swedish is the course for anyone who wants to progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking and writing Swedish with confidence. Although aimed at those with no previous knowledge, it is equally suitable for anyone wishing to brush up existing knowledge for a holiday or business trip. Key structures and vocabulary are introduced in 18 thematic units, progressing from basic greetings and introductions and dealing with everyday situations to writing a formal letter and business communications. The emphasis is on communication throughout, with important language structures introduced through dialogues on the accompanying recording. There are plenty of exercises to practise the language as it is introduced and tips throughout to help with pronunciation and grammar. Cultural information boxes give useful advice and information for anyone planning a trip to Sweden.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Pronunciation; Formal and informal introductions and greetings; Stock expressions and numbers from 0-12; Telling the time and counting to 100; Discussing leisure activities and the weather; Banks and money; Shopping; Directions and apologies; Meals, restaurants, food and drink; Road signs and advice; Asking for and offering assistance; Asking for information; Hotels and tourist attractions; Transport; Illnesses and ailments; Telephones and post; Some useful verbs; Swedish-English; English-Swedish glossaries.
Vera Croghan started teaching Swedish at Aberdeen University straight after her second degree from Lund University, Sweden. After her marriage, she moved to Edinburgh where she gave private lessons and translated and interpreted for the Swedish Consul and businesses. She began teaching at the University of East Anglia when it opened in 1963 and taught there for 30 years.