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, June 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 2014

The Swedish American Museum is offering evening Swedish Classes this fall with four levels: Beginners I, Beginners II, Intermediate, and Conversation/Advanced. All courses will run for eight weeks with classes running 90 minutes. Tuition is $205 for Museum members, $240 for non-Museum members. Books are not included in tuition.

Beginners I, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., starting Sept. 2

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

Beginners II, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 2

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 p.m., starting Sept. 3

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.

Conversation/Advanced, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 3

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 and American culture and traditions. Classes will be held in Swedish.

To download the application please click here. Please enclose a check with the application and mail to the Swedish American Museum or pay online below.

Swedish Language Classes – Fall 2014
 

Instructors

Instructor for Beginners I and II: Eva May

Eva was born in Sweden and has resided in Chicago since 1992. She has a bachelor of fine arts in fashion design from Ray College of Design. Every year she participates in about 40 art shows in the Midwest where she sells her handmade accessories and wall art. She has prior teaching experience.

Instructor for Intermediate and Advanced:  Peter Nilsson

Peter was born in Stockholm, Sweden. In, 1983-84 he spent one year as a foreign exchange student, outside of St. Louis. Two years later he moved to Texas to attend The University of North Texas from which he graduated cum laude in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry and a minor in psychology. He made the move to Chicago in the mid-90s. Since 2000 he has been teaching Swedish and translating on a private basis. Previously, he taught a Swedish class at North Park University in addition to tutoring students privately. In his free time he gardens, cooks and reads, and is interested in film.

For more information

Contact the Museum at museum@samac.org or call 773.728.8111 if you have any questions.

Information

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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