Swedish: Useful advice for learning the Swedish language
Here you can find things to read, listen to and browse through as well as grammar exercises for independent learning.
Here you can find 15-minute videos for the study of Swedish grammar including the revision of sentence structure. This is useful additional material for all Swedish courses.
Sanajärjestys Word order
Has your Swedish become rusty? You can review the central grammatical structures and expand your vocabulary.
Startbana - Teoria Theory
Startbana - Vastaukset Answers
From the links below you can review and deepen your understanding of the structures and vocabulary of Swedish. This material is for your revision and with it you can improve your readiness for your Swedish language courses. With the texts and vocabulary, you can practice general and field-related vocabulary.
Lamkazing Learning material for independent study from The University of Applied Sciences of Lahti
Etälukion ruotsin moduulit For the study of lukio Swedish courses 1-5. Here you can find comprehensive grammar exercises for the development of verbal and written skills.
Abitreenit Here you can find exercises which are at the level of the matriculation exam for Swedish. With these exercises, you can practice reading comprehension and language structures, complete listening comprehension exercises and you can find directions for writing as well as advice for exams.
Word lists and dictionaires are needed in courses. Google translator is a good support but it often does not provide an accurate translation and the result it creates may end up being hilarious or at the least, pretty funny. :) The result may also be totally confusing and incomprehensible. You might end up getting the gist of the text but that is all. You have probably realized that one word can have many meanings depending on the context. For example the word aine (topic) can be medel, ett ämne, en uppsats in Swedish. Du kan inte skriva ett medel eller städa med en uppsats!
Dictionaries and Word lists
Vocabulary for your own field of study can be found in the learning material of your course. An excellent addition for all language learning is the online dictionary: MOT-sanakirjasto. This link works when you are logged in to the university network. If you login from elsewhere, login through the library link: kirjaston linkin kautta.
Would you like to dazzle your friends with the trendiest new words of Swedish? Check these words out at the following link! Täältä löytyy!
Lexin Here you can listen and learn to pronounce words correctly.
Valter Terminology bank from the Council of State
Svenska Akademiens ordbok You can download this to your mobile device.
Your language ability can grow before and during your course when you read articles or shorter news columns which you find interesting. The University of Oulu library can give you access to electronic newspaper bundles ePress- ja PressReader-tietokannat in which you can find a wide array of Swedish newspapers and magazines, for example, Hufvudstadsbladet, Vasabladet, Svenska Dagbladet, Aftonbladet, Språktidningen, Forskning och Framsteg. You can login to these electronic news sources through the library link: Oulun yliopiston kirjastoon
Many people become nervous and wonder if they can understand the things that other people say. When you listen to as many Swedish options as possible, you will become used to and well-practiced in understanding. Can you hear the differences between the way Finnish people speak Swedish in comparison to the way that Swedish people speak Swedish? When you listen a lot, your own pronunciation skills will improve, your vocabulary will grow and you will notice that you understand better and better!
Here you can watch and listen to videos clips from programs on Swedish television. The clips include news, current affairs, sports as well as nature and science programs. Sveriges television (SVT)
This link gives you access to very clearly presented news in Swedish and subtitles are provided also: Nyheter på lätt svenska
At svtplay.se, you can watch a wide array of programs such as shows, movies and cultural, scientific and current affairs programs. This site also provides access to old programs.
Here you can listen to news, current affair programs, science programs etc: Sveriges radio
Here you can review Swedish from lukio, you can practice matriculation exam exercises or other general exercises: Ruotsin kielen harjoituksia
Podcasts and Swedish programs can be found here: Yle Radio-ohjelmat.
Many more programs are available here: Arkivet.
Abitreenien kuuntelut This link has listening comprehension exercises which prepare for the matriculation examination.