Distance learning courses
The Swedish Institute offers a free web course in Swedish. Many private organisations also offer paid distance learning courses, including:
Free web-based courses and resources
A good starting point 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.
- Safir: an interactive course.
- Loecsen: pronunciation of common Swedish phrases.
- Chinastudies.eu: an introduction to Swedish for Chinese speakers.
- Swedish Flashcards: practice with words, sentences and texts.
- Språkbanken: a 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 between English and Swedish including recorded pronunciations.
- Bab.la: a dictionary, thesaurus 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.