This site is for helping newly arrived people in Sweden to begin learning Swedish before starting SFI – Swedish for Immigrants and for those who have already begun studying SFI. Welcome to learn Swedish! We will start from the very beginning. Everything on this website is for free.
The ilanguages.org is designed to teach you and help you learn Swedish for free through vocabulary, phrases, grammar and flashcards (vocabulary trainer). Here is how you can start:
I would like to welcome you to the Swedish lessons. I’m here to help you learn Swedish, by going step by step. All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.
Swedish is a fascinating and expressive language. It is also a melodic language, admittedly difficult to pronounce like a native because of its characteristic sing-song rhythm, but otherwise not more complicated to learn than English. Most Swedes born after World War II do speak or understand English –many of them very well, actually –and you will probably be able to have a memorable and enjoyable stay in Sweden without any deeper knowledge of Swedish. But you will find that just a few words of Swedish will work as a wonderful door-key to the Swedes, who have a reputation of being rather reserved to strangers. Addressing someone in his or her native language is a matter of respect, a way of showing that you play by their rules, so to speak. To learn a language means to learn to understand the culture where it is spoken and the people who speak it. In a way, to learn a language opens up a new world.