Made it through the swedish tree before the end of the year :)
Yesterday evening I finally made it!
After just 10 weeks I ran through all the swedish course. After english (were I took shortcuts) I made it in swedish! I wanted to be as quick as possible, making a competition with myself somehow.
Well, was this good? While I was learning a lot of things, I also forgot a lot of things. My guess is, that I still remember 50-60% of the words. This means of course a lot of work to get it really into my head. But it was fun this way (for me). I think, if you have time to do this you just should consider yourself if hasting might be your stile.
But ya, my next steps are: - a work on my weak words - learning to speak and listen by a software - reading texts and listening to music - try to find persons to speak to
What else could I do?
Many many thanks to the team, you are amazing. Not only I good a good help in swedish, but the course is full of details. All these sentences; so full of interesting things, sometimes sad, funny and sometimes hillarious. I learned things about the country, too, and folklore.
Many many thanks, it was a joy... and still will be.
Now watch great swedish TV series "Broen" (The Bridge) in original and find out how do they speak in real life (there is also dutch, but it shouldn't be a problem). Language lessons and lots of fun are guaranteed! My congratulations, I'm going to learn it too someday.
Vielen Dank, tack för det. I think I will put it on a to-watch-list on IMDB. :)
One of the best shows I've ever seen. Nothing with american or european film industry. Also there are amasingly elaborated characters played by great actors, so I strongly recommend it.
yes, yes! we have here language software for a lot of languages (in germany). So, if in german, I think it´s probably common for english language, too. My "trick" is, I went to the library and thus it is for free; I already have it here.
I would like to ask a question. What do you feel about your Swedish after completing everything? Were you able to build a good base for further studies?
I take notes of every lessons here and also write the sentences to remember the words and their sequence in the sentences.
I would like to know what can I expect if I finish the tree.
Well, like I said: I rushed through the tree. Even so, there were a lot of phrases that I might never forget.
At the beginning of the course I was writing things down. Especially these things are memorized. I think it is an excellent thing to do.
What I can do: 1) I tried out to talk to swedish people on the internet. While I didnt understood all of their reply ( they were talking like normal, going into details), It was fun and I was able to form sentences of normal conversations. I think I make quite a few mistakes there, still.
2) I tried to read an internet article about the news. I understood more than I thought, not getting everything of course.
What I expect you can do later: All that (and the things I didnt try), only better. ...in my opinion
I think it is a pretty good base, yes! I am going to the lessons now in a slower speed and still learn many things; proof that I was way too fast and hope for everyone in normal speed.
There are so many possibilities how I can improve after that; reading something or watching movies with subtitles will be the next, I guess.
I expect from the course that after you done it with care, you might (soon) speak fluent, only with much less words than a swedish citizen.
That is my impression and I welcome other thoughts/experiences about that.