Search for "From English to Swedish 1". The Kindle edition includes sound tracks for all vocabulary lists and texts. The texts of the books tell the story of an American girl who comes as an exchange student to live in a Swedish family.
Author: Bengt Hällgren
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This is the new, black and white version of From English to Swedish 1. A full color version is also available. Look for ISBN 978-1540452900. From English to Swedish 1 & 2 is a series of textbooks for English speaking students who would like to learn Swedish. The first book covers level A1 and the second book level A2 of the European CEFR-scale. Unlike most Swedish textbooks they provide vocabulary lists, grammar explanations, and text commentaries in English. To help the reader learn Swedish pronunciation, a series of videos linked to the first book is available on YouTube (see https://www.youtube.com/watch'v=mEQVgbDPZ4I). The texts of the two books tell the story of an American girl who comes as an exchange student to live in a Swedish family. She struggles to learn Swedish and adapt to Swedish culture, but in the process runs into a number of culture clashes, all based on the authors' real life experiences. �ke Daun, professor of ethnology from Stockholm University and a specialist in Swedish mentality, has examined the first book and describes the way it introduces Swedish mentality as "innovative and entertaining". To facilitate the student's learning the books take advantage of the close relationship between English and Swedish. Many of the words appearing in the texts are similar to their English counterparts. Having finished both books, the student will have acquired a vocabulary of slightly more than 1,500 words including 57 % of the 2,000 most frequent words of the Swedish language as defined by Spr�kbanken (the Language Bank), a data base published by the University of Gothenburg. In an appendix to book 1, the similarities between English and Swedish are explained from an historical point of view, and over 300 related words from different areas are presented. Each chapter in the books contains a short grammar section presenting essentials in Swedish morphology and syntax. All grammatical terms, except the most common ones, are explained. At the end of each book there is a grammar overview with definitions of concepts and references to relevant chapters. Each lesson includes a number of exercises, where students are encouraged to practice their newly gained grammar knowledge, repeat vocabulary, and answer questions in connection with the texts. As the students' vocabulary develops, the questions become increasingly open-ended in order to stimulate reflection and discussion in class. Furthermore, a number of songs with simple vocabulary are included, mainly children's songs by classic song-writers. Finally, each book contains answers to the exercises and a complete alphabetical glossary. Judgments about From English to Swedish 1: "I'm just learning Swedish, and this book is wonderful. The style & methodology are ideal. Highly recommend." (Amazon, USA) "A brilliant book. ... The words and pronunciations are well explained with examples given. Common Swedish vocab is also used in lessons. Quite amazing that by lesson 2 (Lektion 2) I was understanding and translating simple paragraphs and answering questions in full sentences without much difficulty. The two books are a must buy for people looking to learn the Swedish language. ... The second book is just as good as this one." (Amazon, England) "I've tried to start learning Swedish several times with at least 4 books, and finally I've found one that is didactic enough to keep me going! Very natural way of teaching, the closest thing I've seen to have a teacher that prepares a class for you. I'm already looking for the 2nd book! " (Amazon, Spain)
This is the black and white version of From English to Swedish 2.
Author: Bengt Hällgren
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This is the black and white version of From English to Swedish 2. A full color version is also available. Look for ISBN 978-1533227034. From English to Swedish 2 is an intermediate Swedish textbook for English speaking students covering level A2 of the European CEFR-scale. It is a direct sequel of From English to Swedish 1 by the same authors. The first book tells the story of an American exchange student, Ashley Chapman, and her Swedish host family, the Lundstr�ms. In this book readers continue to follow Ashley through the second half of her exchange year, during which she learns more about the Swedish society and visits several of the larger cities in the country. She also continues to observe, analyze, and discuss differences in culture and mentality between Swedes and Americans. With the help the two books students acquire a total vocabulary of slightly more than 1,500 words including 57 % of the 2,000 most frequent words of the Swedish language as defined by Spr�kbanken (the Language Bank), a data base published by the University of Gothenburg. A glossary listing the complete vocabulary is included at the end of this book. Furthermore, the book contains exercises which help students develop the skill of guessing the meaning of many more words, which are of common origin to English and Swedish or have been imported from English to Swedish during the last 200 years. The grammar sections of the book cover all forms of the Swedish verb. Other themes, such as the logical relationship between sub-clauses and main clauses and the use of prepositions, are also included, as well as advice on how to address the Swedes. A final grammar overview provides explanations of grammatical terms with references to relevant grammar sections. Each lesson includes a number of exercises, where students are encouraged to practice their newly gained grammar knowledge, repeat vocabulary, and answer questions in connection with the texts. As the students' vocabulary develops, the questions become increasingly open in order to stimulate discussion in class. Finally, some traditional Swedish songs are included with printed music, lyrics and guitar chords. Judgment about From English to Swedish 2: "From English to Swedish 2 is a very well-composed and pedagogic text book which is ideal for international students, who have different mother tongues but use English as a lingua franca. The book contains a suitable mix of enjoyable, informative and often funny texts, grammatical explanations in English, and varying exercises with instructions in English, as well as useful lists of vocabulary." (Gun Lystedt, Assistant Professor of Swedish, Ume� University, Sweden)
Swedish vocabulary book + Swedish dictionary This Swedish vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases which are grouped by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first.
Author: Pinhok Languages
Publisher: Pinhok Languages via PublishDrive
Swedish vocabulary book + Swedish dictionary This Swedish vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases which are grouped by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. On top of that, the index in the second half of the book provides you with a basic Swedish-English as well as English-Swedish dictionary which makes this a great resource for learners of all levels. What you can expect from this book: This Swedish learning resource is a combination of Swedish vocabulary book and a two-way basic Swedish dictionary: Part 1 - Topic based Swedish vocabulary book: This is the main part of the book and represents a list of chapters each containing Swedish vocabularies for a certain topic. The Swedish vocabularies in the chapters are unsorted on purpose to separate remembering them from a defined alphabetical order. You can start at any chapter and dive directly into the topics that interest you the most. Part 2 - Basic English-Swedish dictionary: The index in the second half of the book can be used as a basic Swedish dictionary to look up words you have learned but can't remember or learn new words you need. Part 3 - Basic Swedish-English dictionary: Easy to use and with just the right amount of words, this third part finishes off with a second index that allows you to look for Swedish words and directly find the English translation How to use this Swedish vocabulary book: Not sure where to start? We suggest you first work your way through the verbs, adjectives and phrases chapters in part one of the book. This will give you a great base for further studying and already enough vocabulary for basic communication. The Swedish dictionaries in part two and three can be used whenever needed to look up words you hear on the street, English words you want to know the Swedish translation for or simply to learn some new words. Some final thoughts: Vocabulary books have been around for centuries and as with so many things that have been around for some time, they are not very fashionable and a bit boring, but they usually work very well. Together with the basic Swedish dictionary parts, this vocabulary book is a great resource to support you throughout the process of learning Swedish and comes in particularly handy at times when there is no internet to look up words and phrases.
Each chapter includes dialogues, basic vocabulary and easy-to-follow discussions of grammar. This book also features exercises, cultural information and a comparison of Swedish and English. Includes 2 Audio CDs featuring native speakers.
Author: Scott A. Mellor
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
Provides an introduction to the native language of Sweden that features 10 lessons which are useful for both classroom use and self-study. Each chapter includes dialogues, basic vocabulary and easy-to-follow discussions of grammar. This book also features exercises, cultural information and a comparison of Swedish and English. Includes 2 Audio CDs featuring native speakers.