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Swedish Language Courses in Devon

Many professionals in companies across the UK, as well as private individuals, have benefited from an Swedish Language Course with SIMON & SIMON.

Courses designed specifically around your needs

We have a terrific team of qualified native-speaker Swedish teachers with an average of 15 years’ experience.

They will ensure you benefit from a course designed specifically around your needs, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced learner with more specialised requirements. We consistently receive excellent feedback on our Swedish tutors from our clients,. We send our students a profile on their Swedish tutor prior to their Swedish lessons commencing, with information on the tutor’s background and experience for your own piece of mind.

If the only experience you have of studying a language is from your time in school, you may not know that there has been a revolution in the teaching of modern languages so that it is both more fun and more worthwhile. Your Swedish teacher in Devon will be using the Communicative Approach, where your lessons will, with few exceptions, be conducted in Swedish. You will see your progress from that very first lesson and will soon be confident enough to conduct business or talk socially in Swedish.

In depth: Our Swedish Language Courses in Devon

Swedish Teaching Approach & Experience

Private individuals and professionals in companies all over the UK have profited from undertaking a Swedish Language Course with SIMON & SIMON. Averaging 15 years of experience, our native Swedish speaking qualified teachers construct your course so that your individual requirements are met, no matter what your level of experience. Our Swedish teachers receive excellent feedback from our clients. A profile, containing information about the Swedish teacher’s background and experience, is sent to each student before the Swedish lessons start.

Modern language teaching is now approached much differently to how you might remember learning languages in school. The experience is now much more fun and rewarding. The Communicative Approach, where your Swedish teacher will conduct your lessons almost entirely in Swedish means that progress is made from your very first lesson. Soon, you will have such confidence that using Swedish in a social or business setting will be no problem.

1:1 and Group Swedish Courses in Devon

Our Swedish courses are usually offered by our clients as 1:1 training for their employees. Group sessions, however, are also available and can be excellent value for money. Planning is required so that participants all meet at the same time each week, and we recommend that numbers are kept to 6 or less. 1:1 Swedish lessons at Devon  mean that you will have your individual needs, weaknesses and strengths catered for, so that your progress is quicker.

Swedish Course Management

A multi-lingual Account Manager with extensive experience is responsible for each SIMON & SIMON Swedish language course. A profile on your trainer, Course Plan and course materials will be sent to you when you start your Swedish course. After every 40 hours of training you will receive a Progress Report. We will also send you Breaking the Language Barrier, our quarterly newsletter, which contains a wonderful prize draw and valuable language learning resource weblinks.

Swedish Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON has arranged Swedish language courses for clients in numerous locations, and with our global network of language trainers we can organise a Swedish language course for you wherever you are – in almost any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond. The vast majority of our Swedish lessons take place at our clients’ offices, removing the need for you to travel, but Swedish lessons can take place in your home if that is more convenient. We can also arrange full-time residential Swedish language courses for you – just contact our office for information on available destinations.

Devon Swedish Course Schedules

The Swedish language courses in Devon  that we run go on through the year. Each week, most of our students will attend at least one of our 90-minute lessons, but many will do more. We can also arrange Weekend Courses for you. Swedish courses run from Monday to Friday, any time from 8am to 6pm. Intensive Swedish language courses can be arranged in residential centres abroad or in the UK, or on clients’ premises for 30 hours per week, 6 hours a day Monday to Friday.

Swedish Course Content

Before you start your Swedish language course we will assess your level of Swedish and speak to you about your aims so that your Swedish language course can be customised for you. You may have never been exposed to Swedish before and wish to develop basic survival skills, or you may have some experience and wish to be able to speak more fluently in Swedish when discussing business. You may want to further your ability to use Swedish in negotiations and meetings or better your comprehension and pronunciation abilities. Whatever goals you may have, our experienced Swedish language trainers will tailor your Swedish course so that your goals can be quickly met.

Swedish Language Examination Courses

We are happy to help in your preparation for any Swedish examinations. Our students have a 95% pass rate and we think that their success shows the value of our policy of working with above-average experienced Swedish teachers in Devon . Issuing of results certificates, registration for Swedish examinations and administration of such exams is also provided by SIMON & SIMON.

About Swedish

Swedish is a North Germanic language, spoken by approximately 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along its coast and on the Åland islands. It is, to a considerable extent, mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to a lesser extent with Danish. Along with the other North Germanic languages, Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It is currently the largest of the North Germanic languages by numbers of speakers.

About Devon

Devon is a large county in southwestern England. The county is sometimes referred to as Devonshire, although the term is rarely used inside the county itself and often indicates a traditional or historical context, such as The Devonshire Association, which was formed in 1862. The county shares borders with Cornwall to the west and Dorset and Somerset to the east. Its southern coast abuts the English Channel and its northern coast the Bristol Channel. The name “Devon” derives from the kingdom of Dumnonia, which was home to the tribe of Celtic people who inhabited this area of the southwestern peninsula of Britain the time of the Roman invasion in AD 43, Dumnonii―possibly meaning ‘Deep Valley Dwellers’ or ‘Worshippers of the god Dumnonos’. Devon is the fourth largest of the English counties and has a population of 1,141,600. The county town is the cathedral city of Exeter and the county contains two independent unitary authorities: the port city of Plymouth and the Torbay conurbation of seaside resorts, in addition to Devon County Council itself. Plymouth is also the largest city in Devon. Much of the county is rural (including national park) land, with a low population density by British standards. It contains Dartmoor 954 km2 (368 square miles), the largest open space in southern England. The county is home to part of England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, known as the Jurassic Coast for its geology and geographical features.

Assess Your Swedish Level

The table below is based on recognised language levels used by various academic institutions across the European Union. A highly motivated student attending weekly sessions with their Swedish language trainer in Devon  can expect to move from one level to another after 50 hours providing they also commit to a similar number of hours of self-study.

Of course, some people find learning languages easier than others, and some students will have more opportunities to practise Swedish in the course of their work and leisure, so these factors also need to be considered when trying to assess how long it will take to move from one level to another.

 

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on +44 (0)20 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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