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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 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). 

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

  • Beginners course 
        - Starts 14th January 2019
  •    - Runs for 7 weeks (no lesson on Australia Day Public Holiday)
       - Finishes 4th March (which is Labour Day) 
       - Registration closes 7th January

    • Continuing Beginners course 
          - Starts 18th March 2019
    •    - Runs for 7 weeks (no lesson on Easter Monday, 22th April)
         - Finishes 6th May
         - Registration closes 11th March

      • Beginners course
           - Starts in the second half of 2019. Watch this space!
           - Runs for 7 weeks

      • Continuing Beginners course
           - Starts in the second half of 2019. Watch this space!
           - Runs for 7 weeks

      • The courses are held in Manning Meeting Room at Manning Community Centre, 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning.
             Free underground parking is available off Bradshaw Cresent. 
        Please see Directions and maps at the bottom of the page. 


      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 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. :-)

      Course description

      • Beginners ~ For students who have never learnt Swedish. The topics I cover in 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 ~ For students who have completed the Beginners course, or have already learnt some Swedish.

      Note! For the course to run, I need a minimum of six students. If less than six students register, other options might be available.

      Course fee & Payment details

      7 lessons (including course material): $279

      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 pen, note pad 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 bank transfer (see below) or by credit card: PayPal.me.

      Account name: Par-Johan Goody-Rohdin
      Bank: RaboDirect      BSB: 142-201      Account number: 004 665 500      Amount: $279

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

      Registration form

      To open the form in a new tab/window, please click here!


      Manning Community Centre lies behind the Manning shopping centre on Welwyn Avenue, which runs off Manning Road.
      The entrance to the free underground car park is on Bradshaw Cresent (turn right at the first roundabout on Welwyn Avenue).

      Waterford Plaza is 1.5kms further east along Manning Road. At Waterford Plaza there is a range of food outlets if you wish to get a quick meal before the lesson starts. Food is not allowed in the class room.

      Below you can see three (very detailed) ways of entering Manning Community Centre, please scroll down to see them all.

      For a Google map, click here.

      Map of Manning and surrounds

      By car:
      Entrance to Manning Community Centre via Bradshaw Cresent

      1. Drive down into the free underground car park.
      2. Take the lift up to the ground floor and turn left.
      Note! This is where the toilets are.

      3. Walk acroos the outdoor area and through the glass doors.

      4. Walk to the end of the corridor to the door on the left.

      5. This is the door to the Meeting room.

      6. This is the Manning Meeting Room.

      Walking: Entrance to Manning Community Centre via Conochie Cresent

      1. Walk up the stairs.

      2. Enter through the glass doors.

      3. Walk to the end of the corridor and through the glass doors.

      Note! This is where the toilets are.

      4. Walk acroos the outdoor area and through the glass doors.

      5. Walk to the end of the corridor to the door on the left.

      6. This is the door to the Meeting room.

      7. This is the Manning Meeting Room.

      Walking: Entrance to Manning Community Centre via Bradshaw Cresent 

      1. Enter here.

      2. Enter through the glass doors.

      3. Turn directly to your right.

      4. This is the door to the Meeting room.

      5. This is the Manning Meeting Room.