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Distance learning

Learn Swedish online from anywhere in the world. Here's a list of links to get you started.

Distance learning courses

The Swedish Institute offers a free web course in Swedish. This course is also available as an iOS and Android app for free.

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:

  • 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.
  • Granska: 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.
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