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Coffee Break Swedish Season 1

Take your first steps in Swedish

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Are you planning a trip to Sweden or to the Swedish-speaking part of Finland? Do you want to impress your Swedish-speaking colleagues? Or perhaps you have Swedish-speaking friends of relatives. With Coffee Break Swedish you'll learn to communicate in Swedish and understand how the language works using our easy-to-follow lessons, where and when it suits you.

What does the course contain?

There are forty lessons in total, representing over twenty hours of audio content, and extensive lesson notes to help you get the most out of the course. In each lesson, teacher Hanna guides learner Mark on his language-learning journey. Topics covered include all common travel situations and you'll learn, alongside Mark, to communicate effectively with native speakers to make friends, buy things, order food and drink, check into a hotel, cope with emergencies and lots more.

The course is aimed at complete beginners, and through the forty lessons of Season 1, you'll acquire a solid grounding in the language. You'll soon be able to use Swedish confidently with native speakers from all parts of the Swedish-speaking world.

How does Coffee Break Swedish work?

Think of Coffee Break Swedish like going for a coffee (or a fika!) with your friend who happens to speak Swedish and is helping you learn in a relaxed, enjoyable way. Then add a solid structure and carefully constructed pedagogy which ensures that you progress through the lessons and build on previously-learned language.

Coffee Break Swedish is not a simple series of "listen and repeat" audio programmes: in each lesson Hanna explains how the language works, helping Mark - and you - to manipulate the language and use it in practical situations. As a learner Mark asks questions, and makes mistakes, so through Hanna's explanations, corrections and pronunciation tips you'll build your confidence and begin to understand and speak the language.

You'll also build your cultural knowledge with the help of our cultural correspondent Emma who shares information on Swedish culture in many of the lessons.

In the same time it takes you to sit down and enjoy a coffee in your favourite coffee shop, you can make progress with your Swedish. Our 15-20 minute lessons are perfect to keep you focused and let you develop your confidence in regular sessions.


Your Instructor


The Coffee Break Swedish Team
The Coffee Break Swedish Team

The Coffee Break Swedish team includes language teachers, native speakers and host learners, making your experience learning a language fun and enjoyable. You can be sure that every course has been carefully written by experience teachers to ensure you progress steadily through the lessons.


Each lesson contains:

Video lesson

Each video lesson is around 20 minutes in length and features the main learning content including dialogues in Swedish, discussions about the language between Hanna and Mark, and tips on grammar and culture. Think of the video lessons as "synchronised flashcards" where you'll see the words and phrases being taught on the screen as you learn.

Audio lesson

We also provide an audio version of the lesson which you can download and listen to on the go. This will allow you to review the materials covered in each lesson to consolidate the language fully.

Lesson guide and transcript

There's a full set of lesson notes for each lesson with transcripts of any dialogues contained in the lesson and explanations of all grammar points and cultural information.

Bonus audio episode

Having listened to the main audio lesson and worked through the notes, it's now time to test what you've learned. The bonus audio content helps you test your understanding with review, translation challenges and bonus vocabulary.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Please note that the course is being published on a schedule with lessons every two weeks from 20th January 2020. This means that on purchase you will get access to whichever lessons have been released by that stage. This "drip" feed of lessons will allow you to take time over your learning and consolidate thoroughly before moving on to the next lesson.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What's the difference between the course and the free audio in the podcasts?
You can indeed find Coffee Break Swedish audio lessons on podcast apps and Spotify, but this course provides much more! You'll get the video versions of the lessons, lesson notes and the bonus audio materials which have all been created to help you make faster progress with the lessons. In addition, some of our free audio lessons contain third-party adverts, but the Coffee Break Swedish Premium lessons never contain advertising.
Can I download the materials for offline use?
We use streaming video for the video episodes in this course, but you can download the lesson guides and store them on your device for handy reference. You can also download the audio files so that you can listen on the go to review what you've learned in the videos.

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