From an intensive one-to-one Swedish language course at our London training centre to an in-company Swedish course at your offices, Communicaid can provide you and your organisation with a language course that meets your needs. With training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Swedish courses.
Why a Swedish course in London? Our Swedish language training courses are highly personalised and designed to improve your Swedish communication skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic or legal. Upon completion of a Swedish course with Communicaid here in London, you will have the confidence to communicate in Swedish with colleagues, clients and suppliers.
Location: In addition to our Swedish training courses in London, we are also able to provide Swedish language training courses worldwide via our training centres and global partners.
Benefits of our Swedish language course
A Communicaid Swedish course will provide you with the ability to:
- Interact more confidently when visiting Swedish-speaking regions or dealing with Swedish
- Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Swedish-speaking colleagues and clients
through a show of interest in the Swedish language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and
Who should attend our Swedish school
A Communicaid Swedish course is suitable for:
- Anyone planning to relocate to a Swedish-speaking region and wishing to attend a Swedish
course in order to prepare in advance for their assignment
- Business professionals conducting business regularly with Swedish speakers who wish to build
rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a Swedish course
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in Swedish-speaking
regions who need to be able to communicate at all levels
Swedish course content
The content and format of your Swedish course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Swedish and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Swedish courses include:
- Spoken fluency
- Listening skills
- Pronunciation and accent
- Reading skills
- Telephone skills in Swedish
- Email skills in Swedish
- Sector-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Communicaid’s Swedish language courses are available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Language training takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although Swedish courses are also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitable tailored and published Swedish course materials will be used throughout, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and during your Swedish course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Swedish course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).
Swedish course trainer
All Communicaid Swedish trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Swedish training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Swedish trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Swedish trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Swedish training team.
JT has been delivering Swedish courses to professionals in the City of London for a broad variety of clients since 1999. She works with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on a regular basis preparing diplomats for postings to Sweden. She is also actively involved in Swedish course material design, as well as setting and marking examinations in the language. JT is keen to keep up to date with prevailing methodologies and frequently attends seminars and workshops to explore new approaches to language teaching.
Svenska – Facts about the Swedish language
Swedish is the official language of Sweden and together with Finnish an official language of Finland and is spoken by more than 9 million Swedish speakers. In addition to Sweden, communities of Swedish speakers can be found in the south-western coastal areas of Finland.
Swedish is classified as a North Germanic language of the Indo-European family of languages. Its closest relations are Danish and Norwegian where there is some mutual intelligibility between the languages.
Linguists have determined that there are hundreds of Swedish dialects. However, six major groups can be identified and are categorised according to location: Norrland, Svealand, Gotland, Åland and mainland Finland, western and northern Götaland and southernmost Sweden. Standard Swedish evolved from the dialects from the region surrounding the capital city of Stockholm.
Swedish is written using the Latin alphabet, with the addition of 3 letters: å, ä, and ö.