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Swedish Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-02, 20:20

This is a study group for Swedish, similar to the various study groups that have recently been created in some of the other language-specific forums. dEhiN and I are planning on starting to go through lessons in Teach Yourself Swedish (1995); dEhiN also has access to Complete Swedish, but I don't, so he's free to share any notes about the differences between the two if he likes. :) We plan to start next Sunday, July 8, and aim to complete one lesson per week, but I am creating this topic in advance.

Anyone is welcome to join at any point. Using the same resource is not required.

Weekly Assignments (beginning July 9)
Due July 16: Introductory material (pages 1-19)
Due July 23: Chapter 1
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Re: Swedish Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-07-02, 20:58

To bad neither of you have Colloquial Swedish.

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Re: Swedish Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-02, 21:07

Who says we don't? ;)

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Re: Swedish Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-07-03, 14:17

Then use that.

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Re: Swedish Study Group

Postby dEhiN » 2018-07-03, 14:19

Why should we? :evil:
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Postby księżycowy » 2018-07-03, 15:05

Because it's a pretty damn good beginning textbook? And I have a copy?

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Re: Swedish Study Group

Postby linguoboy » 2018-07-03, 18:19

księżycowy wrote:Because it's a pretty damn good beginning textbook? And I have a copy?

+1
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Re: Swedish Study Group

Postby Antea » 2018-07-03, 18:27

But you’re not all starting from zero, aren’t you? I suppose I could give a look to that book, also. Although I am almost finishing Assimil. :hmm:

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Postby księżycowy » 2018-07-03, 20:25

I'm starting from less than zero. :P

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Re: Swedish Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-04, 0:37

Okay, we can use Colloquial Swedish then! I can help anyone who doesn't have it, too. :)

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Postby dEhiN » 2018-07-04, 1:53

I don't have it! But I'm ok with using it. I'm not starting with less than zero, but I'm probably an A1 range, so close enough.
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Re: Swedish Study Group

Postby Antea » 2018-07-04, 9:46

Ok, so what should we do? Is there a timing? Or we just go on?

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Postby księżycowy » 2018-07-04, 11:30

dEhiN wrote:I don't have it!

Vijay will hook you up, I'm sure.


EDIT: Wait, how the hell did I end up joining this study group? My plan! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Re: Swedish Study Group

Postby kevin » 2018-07-04, 12:28

I am... er... hopefully definitely not joining this study group, but I just want to let Vijay know that I don't have it either. :P

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Postby księżycowy » 2018-07-04, 12:33

Join! One of us! One of us! :twisted:

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Re: Swedish Study Group

Postby Antea » 2018-07-04, 12:59

In fact, I neither wasn’t planning to join :para: . But as Swedish is one of the languages of my TAC :whistle:

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Postby dEhiN » 2018-07-04, 14:24

Antea wrote:Ok, so what should we do? Is there a timing? Or we just go on?

Well, since most seem to be ok with using Colloquial Swedish, let's use that. I'd still like to wait until July 8 to start, and do weekly assignments from the Sunday to the Saturday. I haven't taken a look at the Colloquial Swedish chapters, but we could either do one chapter a week or, if the chapters are pretty long, half a chapter a week. I wonder if Routledge has the audio for Colloquial Swedish on their website?

Edit: Antea, since you've been going through Assimil already, chances are most of the beginning of Colloquial Swedish might be review for you. Some of it might be review for me too, but I've really just picked up various Swedish vocab here and there, and a small smattering of grammar. I hope you're ok with review because, personally, I don't feel comfortable starting partway through the book. I would rather start from the beginning, even if some sections are review.
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Re: Swedish Study Group

Postby Antea » 2018-07-04, 14:32

dEhiN wrote:
Antea wrote:Ok, so what should we do? Is there a timing? Or we just go on?


Edit: Antea, since you've been going through Assimil already, chances are most of the beginning of Colloquial Swedish might be review for you. Some of it might be review for me too, but I've really just picked up various Swedish vocab here and there, and a small smattering of grammar. I hope you're ok with review because, personally, I don't feel comfortable starting partway through the book. I would rather start from the beginning, even if some sections are review.


Ok, it’s fine for me. The timing as well as the review :yep:

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Re: Swedish Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-07-05, 3:01

księżycowy wrote:EDIT: Wait, how the hell did I end up joining this study group? My plan! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Nobody said you have to. :twisted:

Just remember I'm still waiting for you with a dirndl.

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Postby dEhiN » 2018-07-05, 15:29

vijayjohn wrote:Just remember I'm still waiting for you with a dirndl.

Vad är dirndl?
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