Classes

Swedish Classes

The Swedish American Museum regularly offers evening Swedish Classes with four levels: Beginners I, Beginners II, Intermediate/Advanced, and Conversation/Advanced. The classes run for 8-15 weeks and start in January, July and September. The levels are:

Beginners I

  • For students who have no knowledge of the Swedish language.
  • Students will learn fundamentals: basic grammar, vocabulary, conversation, Swedish culture and traditions
  • Classes will be held in English.

Beginners II

  • For students who have some knowledge of basic grammar and vocabulary.
  • Emphasis on vocabulary, grammar and spoken Swedish
  • Classes will be held in English.

Intermediate

  • For students who have working knowledge of Swedish, including elementary conversation and reading.
  • The course will cover advanced grammar, vocabulary and conversation
  • The classes will be held in Swedish and English.

Conversation/Advanced

  • For students who have the skills in intermediate mastered and want to practice the Swedish language.
  • The course will focus on advanced conversation, discussions, reading, and comparisons of Swedish and American culture and traditions.
  • Classes will be held in Swedish.

Class Schedule – Fall 2016

Classes begin Sept. 6 & 7 and end Dec. 6 & 7.

 

Each class will be held if there are a minimum of three students registered.

Classes begin Sept. 6 and 7 and end Dec. 6 and 7. Each class will be held if there are a minimum of four students registered.

The Swedish American Museum is offering evening Swedish classes this fall with four levels: Beginners I, Beginners II, Intermediate and Advanced. All courses will run for fourteen weeks with classes running 90 minutes. The instructor is Kristaps (Kris) Vilkancis. Tuition is $195 for Museum members, $225 for non-members. Books are not included in tuition.

Beginners I, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., starting Sept. 6
For students who have no knowledge of the Swedish language. Students will learn the fundamentals: basic grammar, vocabulary, Swedish culture and traditions. Classes will be held in English.

Beginners II, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 6
For students who have some knowledge of basic grammar and vocabulary. Emphasis will be on vocabulary, grammar and spoken Swedish. Classes will be held in English.

Intermediate, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., starting Sept. 7
For students who have a working knowledge of Swedish, including elementary conversation and reading. The course will cover advanced grammar, vocabulary and conversation. The classes will be held in Swedish and English.

Advanced, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 7
For students who have mastered the skills at the intermediate level and want to practice the Swedish language. The course will focus on advanced conversation, discussions, reading, and comparisons of Swedish culture and traditions. Classes will be held in Swedish.

Instructor: Kristaps (Kris) Vilkancis

Kristaps (Kris) is a former Swedish Champion in Cross Country, born and raised in Stockholm. His innate passion for travelling has taken him to 33 countries and he masters 4 languages and an understanding for several more. Kristaps currently holds a Bachler of Economics from North Park University in Chicago.

Please download and fill out the Swedish Class Application Fall 2016 and return it with your payment to the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640. Make checks payable to the Swedish American Museum. Payments can also be made below.


Swedish Language Classes – Summer 2016



 

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Hours

General Museum:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children's Museum:

  • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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  • 5211 N. Clark St.
  • Chicago, IL 60640

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