Swedish Language Classes

Upcoming ONLINE session:

Starts the week of Monday, Sept. 6, 2021
Ends the week of Monday, Nov. 22, 2021

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 12 weeks with classes running 90 minutes. The instructors are Jack Rogalla and Markus Matti. Tuition is $180 for Museum members, $215 for non-Museum members. Books are not included in tuition. There will be a maximum of 15 students per class. If there are more registrations we will open up a new class on a different day. There will be a maximum of 15 students and minimum of 4 students per class. If there are more registrations we will open up a new class on a different day.

Beginners I, Tuesday at 6 p.m., starting on Sept. 7, 2021 (Class is CLOSED)
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, Wednesday at 6 p.m., starting on Sept. 8, 2021
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, Tuesday at 6 p.m., starting on Sept. 7, 2021
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, Thursday at 6 p.m., starting on Sept. 9, 2021
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.

Instructors

Jack Rogalla (Beginners I and Beginners II)
Hello, my name is Jack Rogalla and I am excited to be teaching Beginners 1 & 2 Swedish this Fall. My interest in Swedish started at a young age when family from Sweden came to visit us in Chicago. I grew up speaking only a few phrases with my grandmother and aunties until I began studying Swedish at North Park University. There, I was given the opportunity to study a semester in Jönköping, Sweden and reconnect with more relatives. I graduated with a BA in Scandinavian Studies in 2020 and am now elated to be working with the Swedish American Museum. Learning the language has allowed me to experience a new culture, introduced me to a variety of literature and films, and made way for new friendships. I hope that you can find as much enjoyment and fulfillment in your journey as I have in mine.
Markus Matti (Intermediate and Conversation)
Hello everyone! My name is Markus Matti and I will be teaching Swedish on an intermediate level, as well as hosting the conversation class. I’m originally from Sweden so I hope I’ll be able to not only help improve your Swedish skills but also perhaps teach you more about Sweden and Swedish culture. I’m very excited about this opportunity and can’t wait to get started with you all!

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.

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