Don’t be afraid OF the Swedish language!
When I moved to Sweden, I thought I will NEVER learn Swedish. It seems so complicated, and my first goal was to learn English. And, to be honest, why would I learn a language that only 10million people speak… But life is full with surprised and after almost 2 years, it turns out that I am speaking (a little bit) Swedish.
First rule: Be motivated.
When you get the golden key (in other words a personal number), you are able to go to SFI (Swedish for Immigrants), I really recommend it! You will meet people, be familiar with Swedish Basics and it is free. Every city offers SFI for immigrants and it gives you the opportunity to learn fast.
SFI can have bad reputation (teachers are changing all the time, we are 45 by class), it depends on the school but usually, they are taking care of students and we have nice teachers!
I have to say I stopped after 4 months because it did not match with my schedule and I have the possibility to speak Swedish at home (but we never do actually), anyway I learn Swedish with the method ” learning by doing”
So, choose the best method that suits you!
Swedish Words that you might need:
- Hej : Hello
- Hejdå : Bye
- Tack : Thank you