Swedish 101

Top Resources for Learning Swedish

Learn Swedish with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Swedish.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Swedish with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Swedish language

Free Courses

Duolingo - Interactive Swedish course with mobile app
Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - Swedish Basic course

Amazon - Swedish language learning materials
Swedish Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Swedish course based on the Pimseleur method
Babbel - Interactive web and mobile Swedish learning software
Babbel - Interactive web and mobile Swedish learning software

Phrases

Loecsen - Basic Swedish phrases for travel with audio and illustrations
Surface Languages - Basic Swedish phrases with audio
Wikivoyage - Swedish travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Bab.la - Swedish-English online dictionary
Bab.la - English-Swedish online dictionary
Google Translate - Translate to and from Swedish

Grammar and Vocabulary

Antosch & Lin - Swedish audio flashcard system
Bab.la - Swedish conjugation tool
Forvo - Collection of Swedish words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Swedish grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Swedish vocabulary
Verbix - Swedish verb conjugation tool

Video

Swedish Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
TED - Watch TED talks with Swedish subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Swedish

Radio and Podcasts

Klartext - Radio news program using simplified, easy to understand language

Social Media

Meetup - List of Swedish language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/Svenska subreddit for learning Swedish

Books

Children's Books Forever - Free children's books in Swedish
Children's Library - Children's books in Swedish
Project Gutenberg - Download or read Swedish language books online for free
Wikivoyage - Swedish travel phrases (no audio)

News

8 SIDOR - Easy to read Swedish news with audio pronunciation
Klartext - Radio news program using simplified, easy to understand language

Other Resources

Duolingo - Interactive Swedish course with mobile app
Babbel - Interactive web and mobile Swedish learning software
8 SIDOR - Easy to read Swedish news with audio pronunciation
Babbel - Interactive web and mobile Swedish learning software

Articles and Opinion

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