Swedish Beginners 1 - F2F (A1)

The course is an introduction to Swedish for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use. Students will develop basic skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing whilst also learning about Swedish culture.

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.


  • Rivstart A1-A2 (2014), Scherrer & Lindemalm, Chapters 1-4.


Nine Sessions that aim to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in elementary Swedish.


Conversational Swedish and an introduction to cultural practices, with a focus on clear explanation of basic language principles.

Chapter 1

  • Greetings
  • Country
  • Language/Nationality
  • Work
  • Studies
  • Family
  • The Swedish Alphabet
  • Pronunciation
  • Numbers
  • Songs
  • Present tense
  • Questions
  • Negative forms
  • Yes/no questions
  • Hard &soft vowels
  • Long vowels

Chapter 2

  • Greeting-goodbye phrases
  • Health
  • Work-studies continuation
  • Professions
  • Objects
  • Asking words
  • Nouns Singular
  • indef. art

Chapter 3

  • Numbers cont.
  • Telephone numbers
  • Time
  • Address
  • Age
  • Word order
  • Nouns singular
  • def.art
  • Verb: Command form

Chapter 4

  • Everyday shopping
  • Food and drink
  • Order at the restaurant/café
  • Prices
  • Auxiliary verb+infinitive
  • Nouns plural
  • indef art. And
  • def. art


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Speak clearly and be understood in basic Swedish
  2. Demonstrate the skills, language and attitudes required for further study of Swedish.


Abbey's Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 | www.languagebooks.com.au

Please note that textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.


If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

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