Learn2speakSwedish

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Do you want to Learn2speakSwedish?


My name is Pär-Johan Goody-Rohdin and I'm a native speaker of Swedish. I teach Swedish classes and do Private Tutoring (face-to-face and online).

I have lived in Australia since 2004. I was a teacher of Swedish for the Swedish School of WA between 2006 and 2017. I’ve been tutoring privately since 2008.


I love to teach Swedish.



Below you will find all the relevant information including Payment details and Registration form.


For further information, please email Learn2speakSwedish@gmail.com.


Swedish Language Course for Adults

Learn2speakSwedish offers (a minimum of) two courses for adults - a Beginners course and a Continuing Beginners course.



The lessons are held on Mondays from 6.30pm to 9.00pm (2.5 hours with a short break). 


The courses are held at 1/63 Palmerston Street in Perth.
Park on either Palmerston or Stuart Street.



Dates for the future courses are listed below (dates subject to change).


  • 1st course of the year: Beginners course 
         - Starts 24th February 2020
         - Runs for 7 weeks (there is a class on the 2nd March)
         - Finishes 6th April
         - Registration closes 17th February

    • 2nd course of the year: Continuing Beginners course 
           - There will only be one course in the first half of 2020

      • 3rd course of the year: Beginners course
             - Starts 10th August 2020                                                                                                                                                                  .
             - Runs for 7 weeks * 
             - Finishes 21st September *
             - Registration closes 3rd August                                                                                                                                                        .
      •   
      • 4th course of the year: Continuing Beginners course
             - Starts in the second half of 2020. Watch this space!


      • *As the course progresses, we might need to skip a week and extend the course,
           if I can travel, as travel restrictions are eased further.

      Testimonials


      I highly recommend Pär-Johan for learning Swedish! In terms of quality, he is on point and strives to get the best out of you as a student. Very thorough, organised and structured. He is very warm hearted and understanding, so supportive as a teacher. I have learnt so much in the last 14 months, if you have been thinking about learning Swedish for a while now, don’t wait any longer, just do it!



      The lessons have been great, interesting and paced to suit my style. The teacher is friendly, understanding and patient and caters to learners of all levels. Also during the Covid pandemic, we were able to continue with learning through Skype and Google Docs which provides the learner with the comfort of learning from home and the instant feedback on things like pronunciation that any app on your phone just could not provide. It’s fantastic. I recommend it to anyone.



      Pär-Johan is so patient! He makes learning exciting! He individualises each lesson to help reinforce previous lessons but keeps it interesting as well. I would recommend Swedish lessons with Pär-Johan if you want to learn Swedish or if you just want to learn how to say the names of things at Ikea! Either way, Pär-Johan's lessons will make you really enjoy the Swedish language.



      I feel inspired. I thought I knew a lot(ish) of Swedish but everything I knew was rote learnt. Within the first lesson I learnt more than in my 27 years of existance with Swedish relatives. Thank you.



      Pär-Johan is an excellent Swedish teacher. I had tried to learn some Swedish from books / cds prior to coming to his classes, but found that I learnt so much more during the lessons. I have since had some one-to-one lessons, and find that I learn even more in these than the group sessions. Pär-Johan teaches the language the way languages should be taught. He is great with grammar, pronunciation etc. If you want to learn Swedish this is the way to do it.



      Pär-Johan's classes are really fun and a great way to learn correct pronounciation and vocabulary from a skilled teacher. I have made some great friends in the classes and met other Swedes and swede-enthusiasts through the classes. A much more successful way of learning Swedish than from your partner!



      I’ve been learning Swedish with Pär-Johan since October 2017 and have enjoyed every lesson. On top of the great language lessons, I’ve also made some great friends through his classes and got involved with the Swedish culture in Perth. He caters for all levels, even within the same class, and is very patient and friendly. Highly recommend.



      Pär-Johan is a great teacher and knows all the tricks to make your learning easier. I have had group and individual lessons with Pär-Johan, both were way more productive than my books and CD self-teaching.
      Lessons are well structured and the teacher is fun, making me looking forward to each session.
      On the top of it, Pär-Johan is as flexible as possible when you can't attend a session.



      I’ve been learning Swedish with Pär-Johan since September last year and it has been really great. The lessons are well structured and thoroughly enjoyable. Pär-Johan is well organised and flexible. I would strongly recommend Pär-Johan and this service.



      Easy to book, great communication and extremely friendly. Definitely recommend. I’m excited to get started!



      Pär-Johan is a wonderful teacher with a sharp ear. He will help you find the holes in your Swedish or explain to you the bad habits you have picked up like the difference between colloquialisms and correct Swedish. He is strict but kind.



      Pär-Johan is a FANTASTIC teacher. He knows how to get the best out of each student, and makes each lesson fun. He has become a great friend and I look forward to my lessons every week. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn Swedish!!!



      Had spent years trying to learn Swedish on and off making very slow progress, two semesters with Pär-Johan and a new solid grasp on the fundamentals of Swedish and am clearing much more ground than ever before. Entertaining, knowledgeable and inspiring teacher! Couldn't recommend more.



      Pär-Johan is an amazing teacher. I found myself learning at a much faster rate than expected and enjoyed every minute of it. :-)



      Pär-Johan is a great teacher, highly recommended.



      Pär-Johan is amazing! I found out about him from his Facebook page and I'm so enjoying lessons by Skype.


      Course description

      • Beginners ~ For students who have never learnt Swedish.
             The topics I cover this semester include:

             - the alphabet and pronunciation
             - counting
             - the most common punctuation marks (?  !   -   .   ,  etc.)

             - words of family members (wife, father, child etc.)

             - question words (when, where, how etc.)

             - telling time (clock)
             - times of the day (morning, night etc.)
             - days of the week
             - months of the year
             - dates (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc.)
             - introduce yourself

             - personal pronouns (I, you, he etc.)
             - some common verbs (in present tense)

             - conversational Swedish (meeting and greeting, basic story telling etc.)

             - basic writing, listening & reading comprehension

             - some basic rules of indefinite/definite nouns in singular/plural (a car, the car, two cars, the cars)


      • Continuing Beginners 1 ~ For students who have completed the Beginners course, or have already learnt some Swedish.
             The topic I cover this semester include:
             - how to use adjectives, including comparison.


      • Continuing Beginners 2 ~ For students who have completed the Continuing Beginners 1 course. Note! Not held on Mondays.
             The topic I cover this semester include:
             - how to conjugate verbs.


      Note! For the courses to run, I need a minimum of four students.

      Course fee & Payment details

      7 lessons (including course material): $329


      If you want an English/Swedish dictionary, I recommend Norstedts engelska ordbok Pro, which is available electronically.
      That way you'll always have it with you. It contains about 280,000 headwords and phrases.
      You can buy it here: Android or Apple.



      Course material will be handed out at the first lesson. Please bring your own pennotepad and water!


      Note: Learn2speakSwedish is not registered for GST. Therefore no GST is added.

      Please register by completing the form below together with your payment.


      Please pay by:

      • PayId (Osko): +61-409-985 747,
      • Bank transfer (see below) or
      • Credit card (incurs a PayPal fee of $10): PayPal.me.


      Account name: Par-Johan Goody-Rohdin
      Bank: 86 400      BSB: 670-864      Account number: 0030 8580      Amount: $329

      Please use your surname and first initial as reference (e.g. Smith M).

      Registration form


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