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Learn Swedish with teacher Hanna and her student Mark. Each lesson is 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. 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 throu ...
 
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Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish with teacher Hanna and learner Mark. In Lesson 25 we learn to talk about likes and dislikes so that we can discuss our favourite hobbies with our Swedish speaking friends. By the end of the lesson you will be able to express what you like doing – and what you don’t like doing! Don't forget to f…
 
In Lesson 24 of Coffee Break Swedish, we're moving on to a brand new topic as we're talking about descriptions so we can describe how people look. This topic gives teacher Hanna the perfect opportunity to teach learner Mark about adjective agreements in Swedish. We also learn some key vocabulary for items of clothing. Don't miss this important epis…
 
Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish! We're taking the topic of health a step further this week as Hanna and Mark equip us with everything we need to know for a trip to the doctor or pharmacy in a Swedish-speaking area. In doing so, we learn more about the tricky topic of forming plurals of Swedish nouns in the indefinite and defi…
 
In Lesson 22 of Coffee Break Swedish, we explore the words used for different body parts and learn how to describe any aches or pains we may feel in those body parts so that we can cope with a trip to the doctor or pharmacy. As health issues are at the forefront of everyone's mind at the moment, it's important to mention that this topic is standard…
 
We're back after our short break and in this week's lesson we learn how to describe the weather in Swedish, both in the present tense and in the future tense. We also get to look at some sentences describing the weather in different parts of Sweden! Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, launching on 20th January 2020. If …
 
It's the fifth and final episode of Kulturhörnan - "culture corner", and we're rounding off the series by welcoming a special guest, Irena Dahl, who is an ambassador for the Sami language and culture. In the episode Irena teaches Mark some Northern Sami and explains more about this fascinating culture. We also learn some new Swedish vocabulary with…
 
We're back with another episode of our mini Swedish culture series, Kulturhörnan - "culture corner", and this time we're learning about one of the most influential Swedes, Alfred Nobel. Join Mark and Lovisa as they discuss his life and work, as well as some nyårslöften (New Year's Resolutions). Our normal Coffee Break Swedish lessons will return ve…
 
In the latest episode of our our mini Swedish culture series, Kulturhörnan - "culture corner", we learn about a typical Swedish Christmas celebration, ett svenskt julfirande. Join Mark and Lovisa as they talk about they type of food which is normally eaten and the gifts that are exchanged during this celebration. Our normal Coffee Break Swedish les…
 
Our normal Coffee Break Swedish lessons will return in the new year, but in the meantime it's the perfect time to find out a little more about Swedish culture with our mini-series, Kulturhörnan - "culture corner". In this episode, Lovisa tells us about a very popular tradition that takes place on 13th December all across Sweden. Can you guess which…
 
Our normal Coffee Break Swedish lessons will return in the new year, but in the meantime it's the perfect time to find out a little more about Swedish culture with our mini-series, Kulturhörnan - "culture corner". In this episode Lovisa tells Mark about the tradition of placing an Adventsljsstake in your window in the run-up to the festive season. …
 
At this time of year there are so many lovely traditions in Sweden that we thought it was the ideal time to bring to you a bonus mini-series relating to culture. You can look forward to five episodes of this mini-series in between lessons 20 and 21 of our main Coffee Break Swedish course. The cultural texts will be in English with some Swedish word…
 
In this special episode marking the end of the first half of our Coffee Break Swedish course for beginners, we're putting everything we've learned so far to the test with teacher Hanna and learner Mark. We're also joined by native speaker Lovisa who features in an extended conversation with Hanna. Listen to the episode to review much of the vocabul…
 
Do you know how to tell the time in Swedish? We're covering this very important topic in Episode 19 of Coffee Break Swedish. Native speaker Hanna teaches learner Mark how to talk about different times of the day and breaks down various ways of expressing the time in Swedish. Be sure to revise your numbers from Episode 15 before getting to grips wit…
 
Join teacher Hanna and leaner Mark in the latest episode of Coffee Break Swedish for beginners. Last time we spoke about getting around the town, and in this lesson we're continuing with the theme of transport as we're learning more about travelling by tåg (train). By the end of the lesson you'll know all of the words and phrases to use when it com…
 
In this week's episode of Coffee Break Swedish we're learning how to get about the town. Teacher Hanna explains the different ways to get around in Stockholm and teaches us how to buy a ticket. We'll also be learning some new greetings so that we can say 'hello' in Swedish in different ways. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 l…
 
Every 30th September, the podcasting world comes together to celebrate podcasting on International Podcast Day. We're celebrating today by saying thank you to the Coffee Break community in this special podcast episode. International Podcast Day aims to raise awareness about podcasts and gives podcast creators and listeners a chance to celebrate the…
 
In the latest episode of Coffee Break Swedish we're going shopping! We'll develop a range of new structures which will help us increase our confidence and mastery of Swedish. We'll also learn how to use the language in a variety of situations where we need o buy things while in a Swedish-speaking area. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a to…
 
In this week's marathon lesson, Hanna teaches us all of the numbers we need to know (from 11-1000) so that we can confidently pay for things and deal with dates and appointments. Not only that, we'll also learn the words for days of the week and months of the year so don't miss this important episode. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a tot…
 
Now that we've mastered the art of ordering in a Swedish restaurant, we're introducing a new theme in this week's episode of Coffee Break Swedish. Join native speaker, Hanna as she teaches Mark the key words and phrases to use when checking into a hotel or hostel in Sweden. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, launching …
 
We're heading to a Swedish restaurant this week to put everything we’ve been learning over the past few weeks into practise. By the end of this episode we'll be able to order confidently when dining out in Sweden. Emma, our Cultural Correspondent, also tells us all about husmanskost - traditional home-cooked Swedish food. Smaklig måltid! Season 1 o…
 
Hej! We hope you’re feeling hungry as this week’s episode of Coffee Break Swedish is all about food! In Episode 11, we learned how to order drinks and cakes in a Swedish café. We're taking this a step further in Episode 12 as we’re learning how to order food and understand a lunch menu. We’ll hear lots of new vocabulary and we'll learn more about t…
 
We’re back with another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish, where you can take your first steps in learning the language. Now that we know the basics of Swedish, it’s time to learn how to order drinks and crucially, a coffee, so that you can enjoy a Swedish Coffee Break. We’ll learn how to order en kaffe (a coffee) and en kannelbulle (a cinnamon bun) s…
 
Join native speaker Hanna and learner Mark in Episode 10 of our series for beginners in Swedish. It’s time to test your understanding of everything we’ve learned so far in the series in this review episode. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, launching on 20th January 2020. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, …
 
Welcome back to another episode of Coffee Break Swedish with teacher Hanna and learner Mark. In this lesson we're focusing on the topic of language and languages: you'll learn how to cope with not understanding things in Swedish and to talk about which languages you speak. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, launching o…
 
Join native teacher Hanna and learner Mark in this latest lesson of our series for beginners in Swedish. In this lesson we’re focusing on the topic of places in the town to help you cope with a trip to a Swedish-speaking area. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, launching on 20th January 2020. If you'd like to benefit f…
 
Teacher Hanna and learner Mark are back for another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish. This week, we're talking about places in the town so you’ll learn how to ask for directions and how to understand some simple answers. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, launching on 20th January 2020. If you'd like to benefit from vide…
 
Join teacher Hanna and learner Mark in this latest lesson of our series for beginners in Swedish. In this lesson you’ll learn to talk more about your family, and you’ll learn the numbers from zero to ten. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, launching on 20th January 2020. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, le…
 
Hanna and Mark are back for another episode of Coffee Break Swedish. In this lesson you'll learn how to introduce members of your family and talk about them using the correct subject pronouns. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, launching on 20th January 2020. If you'd like to benefit from video versions, lesson notes a…
 
Join teacher Hanna, learner Mark and Cultural Correspondent Emma in the fourth lesson of Coffee Break Swedish. In this lesson you'll extend your range of expression and learn to talk about where you live. We'll also cover subject pronouns and teach you how to address people in Swedish properly. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 4…
 
In this episode of Coffee Break Swedish you’ll be learning how to talk about where you’re from. We’ll cover countries and nationalities, and you’ll be able to answer the question var kommer du ifrån? We’ll also hear from our Cultural Correspondent Emma who’ll tell us more about the Swedish language and where it’s spoken. Season 1 of Coffee Break Sw…
 
Teacher Hanna and learner Mark are back for Episode 2 of Coffee Break Swedish. This time, you'll learn a variety of greetings and you'll be able to introduce yourself and ask the question 'what is your name?'. By the end of the episode you'll also know how to answer this question. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, lau…
 
Join teacher Hanna and learner Mark and learn Swedish on your coffee break! In this first episode you'll learn some basic greetings and how to ask the question "how are you?", and give different answers, depending on how you're feeling. It's just like going for a coffee with your Swedish-speaking friend and learning Swedish quickly and easily. Seas…
 
Join Hanna and Mark for this introduction to Coffee Break Swedish in our Season 1 Trailer. Season 1 of Coffee Break Swedish features a total of 40 lessons, launching on 20th January 2020. These will be included in the podcast feed. Just stay subscribed to the podcast to enjoy each episode and learn Swedish with the team. If you'd like to benefit fr…
 
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