Foreign Service Institute Swedish Basic Course

Table of Contents: Units 1 - 16

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Unit 1

Getting Around

  Numbers
  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - En and Ett
  Point II - Present Tense
  Point III - Word Order
  Point IV - Auxiliaries


Unit 2

Meeting People

  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - Definite Article (singular)
  Point II - Personal Pronouns
  Point III - Telling Time


Unit 3

Family and Occupation

  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - Indefinite Plural Endings
  Point II - The Relative Pronoun som
  Point III - Placement of Adverbs


Unit 4

Seeing the Sights

  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - Adjectives in Definite Form (noun-adj. agreement)
  Point II - Demonstrative Expressions
  Point III - Personal Pronouns Den, Det, De


Unit 5

A Place to Live

  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - Possessives Preceding a Noun
  Point II - Verbs of the First Conjugation
  Point III - Word Order


Unit 6

True and False


Unit 7

At the Office

  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - Definite Form Plural
  Point II - Definite Form of the Noun with Adjectives
  Point III - Det är det
  Point IV - Ligga-Lägga, Sitta-Sätta, etc.
  Point V - Ordinal Numbers


Unit 8

Shopping for Clothes

  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - Interrogative Pronoun Vilken, Vilket, Vilka
  Point II - Indefinite Pronouns and Adjectives
  Point III - Adverbs of Place Indicating Rest and Motion
  Point IV - Verbs of the Second Conjugation
  Point V - Verbs of the Third Conjugation


Unit 9

Eating in a Restaurant

  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - Comparison of Adjectives
  Point II - Formation of Comparison of Adverbs
  Point III - Adjectives before Nouns

 

Unit 10

Getting Ready for an Evening Out

  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - Reflexive Verbs
  Point II - Auxiliary (Helping) Verbs
  Point III - Imperative Form
  Point IV - Då-Sedan, both meaning then
  Point V - Före-Innan, both meaning before


Unit 11

Nations, Languages, and Nationalities

  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - The Swedish pronoun man
  Point II - Time Adverbials
  Point III - Nations, Nationalities, Languages


Unit 12

Social Gatherings

  Part I - An Informal Invitation to Lunch
  Part II - An Invitation to a Dinner
  Part III - A Formal Dinner Party
  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - Prepositions of Place
  Point II - Placement of the Roaming Adverb
  Point III - Practice on Idiomatic and Useful Expressions


Unit 13

På Väg till Landet

  Glossary
  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - The Fourth Conjugation (Irregular Verbs)
  Point II - Tycka, Tänka, Tro
  Point III - Där-Dit as Relative Adverbs


Unit 14

På Ön

  Glossary
  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - Past Participles
  Point II - Passive Voice
  Point III - Present Participle


Unit 15

Helger och Traditioner

  Midsommar
  Julen
  Fastan
  Påsken
  Valborgsmässoafton
  Först Maj
  Glossary
  Notes on Basic Sentences

Points to Practice

  Point I - Compound Nouns
  Point II - Compound Verbs


Unit 16

Glimtar från Sverige av idag

  Geografi
  Näringsliv och Ekonomi
  Statsskick och Politik
  Neutralitet och Försvar
  Socialpolitik
  Religion
  Skolor och Utbildning
  Massmedia
  Notes on Basic Sentences


Endings used in Basic Sentences

Swedish Pronunciation


 


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