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Klartext news podcast

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There's a great resource for Swedish offered by Sveriges Radio P4: Klartext (http://sverigesradio.se/sida/default.aspx?programid=493). I've used it for a while now, and I thought I'd share :-)

It's a daily ten-minute news podcast in simple and relatively slow Swedish, and it's fairly easy to get at least a general idea of what's going on. Some of the segments have full transcripts so you can also read along while you listen. You get different speakers, as well as authentic audio from interviews and such.

I've found it very useful for practicing overall listening comprehension. With Duolingo you learn to pay very close attention to every word of a sentence; with Klartext it's more about getting the gist of a longer conversation or report. I think it's a good additional resource to use - it's pretty much an audio-based immersion.

Where Klartext is great is that it's part of the Swedish government's effort to make it simpler to learn Swedish. It's not often that you get official language learning resources where you can actually see the time and effort (and money) invested pay off.

3 years ago