Jeg uhhh, skulle vilja uhhh lara sig Svenska?
August 3, 2011 5:51 PM Subscribe
How can I learn Swedish in Toronto? or, on the internet as a last resort?
I've always been fascinated by Scandinavian languages and culture. I did a linguistics major in college, and had such a weird crush on Norway when I was 17 that I taught myself a fair bit of the Norwegian language.
Norwegian and Swedish are pretty obscure as far as languages go -- they're not professionally or globally useful like German or Spanish or Arabic or even Russian. (I already know French) but i've always loved the way they sound, the grammar, the way the words look. I'd like to learn Swedish (as Norwegian is just even too obscure for even me at this point).
I live in Toronto -- Swedish isn't really a language that you can take in university or at most language schools. and I know from my experience learning French that you really need to practice regularly if you are going to cement a language in your brain. so what are my options?
Preferably for a nominal fee at most -- I don't want to shell out $200 for Rosetta Stone or anything. I can read a book or get tapes myself, but I'd like to interact with a real person. I do not believe interacting with a book or computer alone can help you truly learn a language.
Are there any Swedish cultural organizations I might be able to contact for help? Where can I find some Swedish grandmothers I can have conversations with? Are there Swedish lessons available anywhere, or Swedish tutors?