I haven't been doing Duolingo nearly as long as some of you guys, but I'm getting to the point where I feel like free resources aren't giving me what I need to keep learning. I do Duolingo and Tinycards daily, and usually try to do some immersion learning on Youtube (it's the closest thing I can get down here in Georgia, USA).
Has anyone purchased online classes or learning resources that you felt were worth the money?
I have recently bought the first harry potter book in Swedish wish has improved my vocab massively, and it is useful to already know the story too. Additionally, the ebook has a built-in translation feature which is great, i would totally recommend if your favourite book has been translated :D
EDIT: I just remembered i used the from english to swedish books 1 & 2 which are amazing! hope this helped
they are textbooks but they're great as they explain grammar really well (while also teaching around 1000 words i think) and each lesson has a chapter of a story which goes on throughout both the books. I got them from amazon, highly recommended! (the first book is A1 and the second A2)
In my opinion language learning can't be particularly efficient if you're not routinely immersing yourself in the target language in the way it is used by the native population. If you're not living in an area where it is spoken, one way to do this is by watching movies/TV series, reading novels, playing videogames, listening to podcasts, reading news, etc. in the target language. I never paid much attention in primary school, but despite that my English has always been exceptionally good because I've been actively sponging up all sorts of English media from a young age. I recommend googling for Swedish movies or podcasts or whatever strikes your fancy.
Thanks! One of the issues I have is that I don't have a VPN so I can't watch a lot of things. I've been resorting to Youtube (where would I be without Greta Gris?) I have been reading 8sidor and I never realized there was radio too.
There are Swedish movies and TV series and you could watch on youtube. I've watched all seasons of "112 Aina" and "Äkta Människor" there. There are also sites where you can download things you can't find on youtube.