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 - Summer 2014

The Swedish American Museum is offering evening Swedish Classes this summer with four levels: Beginners I, Beginners II, Intermediate, and Conversation/Advanced. All courses will run for eight weeks with classes running 90 minutes. The instructors are Eva May and Ann Sjunnesson. Tuition is $110 for Museum members, $145 for non-Museum members. Books are not included in tuition.

Beginners I, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., starting June 3

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 June 3

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 June 4

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 June 4

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 – Summer 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: Ann Sjunnesson

Ann was rasied in Malmö, Sweden. She moved to Providence, Rhode Island at the beginning of 2013 but soon moved to Chicago in  June that same year. She holds a bachelor’s degree in media and culture studies and spends her spare time traveling, cooking and dabbling in photography.

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.

Museum Store:

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

Location

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

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