Paid distance learning courses
The Swedish Institute offers a web course in Swedish. Information on the course, including the application procedure, is posted on the website before the start of each course.
Many private organisations also offer paid distance learning courses. The following can be a start in your search:
Free web-based courses and resources
A good starting point in your search for web-based resources is Lingu@net World Wide. Lingu@net is a search engine for language learning resources, and offers an extensive directory of resources searchable based on a variety of criteria.
The following resources can also be useful:
- Stockholm University – ‘Kom loss på svenska‘, a beginner’s course.
- Resurscentrum – Exercises and material.
- Safir – An interactive course.
- Loecsen – Pronunciation of common Swedish phrases.
- Chinastudies.eu – Introduction to Swedish written for Chinese speakers.
- Swedish Flashcards – Practice with words, sentences and texts.
- Språkbanken – Collection of links to dictionaries and concordances of Swedish literature, maintained by the University of Gothenburg.
- LEXIN – A contextual dictionary that translates between Swedish and 18 other languages.
- Folkets lexikon – An English-Swedish dictionary released under a Creative Commons license and open for user contributions.
- Tyda.se – A dictionary and translator between English and Swedish, which also includes recorded pronunciation of the words.
- Bab.la – A dictionary, thesaurus (synonyms) and discussion forum.
- Grim – A free language-learning environment for writers of Swedish that provides grammar-checking of Swedish texts.
- Interglot – A multilingual dictionary that translates between six languages, including Swedish, and provides verb conjugation help.