Classes begin Jan. 15 and 17 and end April 16 and 18.
Each class will be held if there are a minimum of four students registered
The Swedish American Museum is offering evening Swedish Classes this semester with four levels: Beginners I, Beginners II, Intermediate, and Conversation/Advanced. All courses will run for fourteen weeks with classes running 90 minutes. The instructors are Linn Austin and Benjamin Stopek. Tuition is $200 for Museum members, $235 for non-Museum members. Books are not included in tuition.
Beginners I, Mondays, 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., starting Jan. 15
For students who have no knowledge of the Swedish language. Students will learn the fundamentals: basic grammar, vocabulary, conversation, Swedish culture and traditions. Classes will be held in English.
Beginners II, Mondays, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., starting Jan. 15
For students who have some knowledge of basic grammar and vocabulary. Emphasis will be on vocabulary, grammar and spoken Swedish. Classes will be held in English.
Intermediate, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., starting Jan. 17
For students who have a working knowledge of Swedish, including elementary conversation and reading. The course will cover advanced grammar, vocabulary and conversation. The classes will be held in Swedish and English.
Conversation/Advanced, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., starting Jan. 17
For students who have mastered the skills at the intermediate level and want to practice the Swedish language. The course will focus on advanced conversation, discussions, reading, and comparisons of Swedish and American culture and traditions. Classes will be held in Swedish.
Instructor: Linn Austin (Beginners I and II)
Linn holds a BA in art history and languages from University of Stockholm. She has also studied in Italy and France and currently speaks four languages. For the last 2 ½ years she and her family has been living in Chicago and Linn dedicates her time to their two sons, and various volunteer work. She is a board member of the Chicago Market co-op and organizes regularly pop-up farmers markets in the Chicago North side neighborhoolds.
Instructor: Benjamin Stopek (Intermediate and Conversation/Advanced)
Benjamin Stopek is a Swedish dual-citizen. He has been living in the U.S. for the past nine years. Recently a Chicago resident, Ben moved from the East Coast to be closer to friends and family. He works in the Chicago theatre scene as a writer and director. His main focus teaching Swedish is empathy work and helping students grasp abstract conversational topics and concepts.
REFUND POLICY: Class fee must be paid before or at the time of the first class. A tuition refund is available up to two days after the date of the first class. Tuition is not refundable after this time. Please call the Museum at 773.728.8111 if you have questions.