Swedish Lessons and Tutors in London
Swedish, a Germanic language and descended from Old Norse, is spoken by over 9 million people worldwide. The Swedish language is closely related to Norwegian and Danish and speakers of either language are able to understand each other. Among the Scandinavian languages, Swedish is the most widely spoken. The Swedish alphabet follows the Latin script with the addition of three letters: Ö, Ä and Å. An interesting word in Swedish is ‘Världsschlager’, which has long fascinated linguists as it has 8 consonants in a row!
Culturally, Sweden celebrates the national holidays of Kräftskiva (Crayfish Party), Fettisdagen (Shrove Tuesday) and Midsommar Eve, which is held on the longest day of the year. The country is also known as the pop music capital of the world, so there’s plenty of Swedish pop music you can listen to for language acquisition. Sweden’s economy is based on the transport and telecommunications industries, and business meetings often involve ‘fika’, which is a workplace tradition of eating and drinking together that happens twice a day.
TISUS is the Test in Swedish for Academic Studies for anyone planning to study in Sweden. It is administered twice a year by the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University at centres across Sweden, though it is possible to take the test outside of Sweden. TISUS covers speaking, writing and reading, and you must already speak Swedish to a secondary school level, so prior Swedish lessons are advantageous.
Swedish Courses and Tuition in London
Mayfair Consultants offers fully-qualified Swedish tutors for private tuition across London. Our tutors are either native or fluent Swedish speakers who use interactive and immersive approaches, focussing on extending clients’ vocabularies while perfecting their pronunciation and writing. We also focus on Swedish culture and business etiquette. Many of our tutors use literary materials, as well as online, journalistic and other non-fiction sources, as part of their instruction tools. We work with learners of all ages and abilities, including those preparing for Swedish IB exams, and those acquiring the language for research, travel or business purposes.
If you would like to arrange Swedish lessons or have any questions about our courses or tuition services, please call us on Tel: +44 (0) 207 665 6606 or you can send us an email via our contact form.
Useful Swedish Language Resources
http://www.su.se/svefler/tisus/2.23810 – Test in Swedish for Academic Studies
https://www.su.se/department-of-swedish-language-and-multilingualism/ – Stockholm University Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism
https://www.langcen.cam.ac.uk/resources/langs/swedish.html – University of Cambridge Language Centre Swedish Resources
https://studyinsweden.se/ – Study in Sweden
https://www.kreativpedagogik.se/ – Swedish Language Resources
https://www.ibo.org/country/SE/ – International Baccalaureate Swedish
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/modern-language-centre/languages/language?s=swedish – Kings College London Language Centre Swedish
https://poddtoppen.se/ – Online Swedish Podcasts
https://www.bokus.com/ – Online Swedish Bookshop
https://www.angloswedishsociety.org.uk/ – Anglo-Swedish Society
https://swebri.com/ – Swedish British Society
https://www.coscan.org.uk/members/ – Confederation of Scandinavian Countries
https://www.swedenabroad.se/ – Swedish Embassy
https://visitsweden.com/ – Sweden Tourism Authority