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Is an intensive summer course a good way to learn Swedish?

Is an intensive summer course a good way to learn Swedish?

Some newcomers in Sweden are spending part of their summer holidays trying to finally get to grips with the Swedish language, without the distractions of home and working life. Radio Sweden followed the case.
Sara Dicken, a university researcher from Canada who has lived in Sweden for three years, decided to join the class at Folkuniversitetet after struggling with evening courses.

"The mental energy is a bit too much, so while I have some time off in the summer I wanted to focus on one thing," she says.

Petra Dobiášová says she found the government-funded SFI, or Swedish for Immigrants course, too hard to combine with her day job as an engineer.

"Maybe I’m not disciplined enough to practise enough and to go twice a week, and then I skipped a few lessons, so I thought I don’t have enough time in the evening," she says.

Their teacher Karolina Hård says that in her experience intensive courses build fluency in the language.

"Maybe you can’t process all of the grammar and all of the words, but the advantage is that you have the time to really get into the speaking, so maybe what you lose in grammar, you gain in self-confidence."

Karin Sandwall, Director of the National Centre for Swedish for Speakers of other Languages at Stockholm University, says that intensive courses are most suitable for people who already have a high level of education.

"If you have a solid educational background and work experience, an intensive course could be very useful," says. "People who are not used to studying and people who are illiterate might not be able to gain from an intensive course."

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