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Other sources for learning swedish next to Duolingo?

Hi, I started to learn swedish on Duolingo and I really like it so far.

I think it's a great tool for learning a language but I think it's always more efficient if you use more than one source.

So can you tell me some other good sources, programms etc. for learning swedish that I can use in addition to Duolingo.

I can understand English, German or Portugues (though by far not as well as English and German) so the learning source should be in one of those languages.

Thank you in advance

January 19, 2015



Watch YouTube videos in the language, and children's shows. I find YouTubers to be good to watch for pronunciation and advanced listening practice.

I found that after I finished the Dutch course I could understand 100% of Nijntje without issue if I paid attention. Children's shows are on the level that we can understand, so watch some of them.

Also look on YouTube for some listening activities you can do. I found a lot for Dutch so I'm sure there's some for Swedish.

You could buy some books but it depends if you REALLY like reading. I hate reading BOOKS (in my native language, English, and all other languages) and never touch the books I buy. But if you do buy books, buy them on subjects you're interested in because then you WILL remember the vocab!

Also go to IKEA.


"Also go to IKEA" made me laugh.


My main Swedish exposure besides Duo has been through audio: Sveriges radio (Klartext), [music] (http://8tracks.com/search/swedish/mixes), and podcasts (e.g. Survival Swedish Phrases). I've been collecting resources on Pinterest. I've also located a meetup in my city and will go next month.


You could also try websites such as Memrise (http://www.memrise.com), which is free, read books on the target language, or find someone that speaks the language and talk with them.


Google Play Music has lots of Swedish music. I often listen while working to drill the sounds into my head.


I use Babbel as well, and it's a good program, even though it isn't free like Duolingo. I have also found that listening to a radio station in the language that you're trying to learn can be very helpful, just to figure out the pronunciation of a language.

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