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 – Spring 2016

Classes begin Jan. 12 & 13 and end April 19 & 20

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

The Swedish American Museum is offering evening Swedish Classes this spring with four levels: Beginners I, Beginners II, Intermediate, and Conversation/Advanced. All courses will run for fifteen weeks with classes running 90 minutes. The instructor is Gertrud Söderdahl. 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 Jan. 12

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 Jan. 12

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 Jan. 13

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 Jan. 13

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.

Instructor: Gertrud Söderdahl                                                  

Gertrud was born in Sweden and lived there until she moved to Chicago in February 2015. She went to Kalmar University and received a degree in teaching primary students. For more than 30 years in Sweden, she taught a variety of subjects. When she’s not teaching, Gertrud loves nature and goes birdwatching as often as possible. She also enjoys reading and cooking.

You may download the application for fall classes here. Please enclose a check with the application and mail to the Swedish American Museum or pay online below.


Swedish Classes – Spring 2016



For more information

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

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