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Archive for February, 2017

Three Posts About Fat Tuesday in Sweden Posted by on Feb 28, 2017

I started writing for the Transparent Swedish blog back in November of 2009. Since then, I’ve written over 220 posts in 83 months (there were four months that I didn’t post anything… I hope you can forgive me!). That comes out to about 90,000 words. Some of you have been reading for years and I…

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Talking about movies in Swedish Posted by on Feb 24, 2017

While Sweden does have a fantastic film industry, most of the popular films are blockbusters from Hollywood or equivalent. Since most Swedes speak more-or-less perfect English, it is relatively easy for them to understand films in English. As a result, almost no films are dubbed in Swedish. Instead, Swedes prefer subtitles and often mock the…

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Study techniques for advanced learners I. Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

You have surely felt sometimes that a language course was boring and you aren’t that motivated every day and or the progress in learning doesn’t come that fast. Well, from my experience it is essential that you don’t compare yourself to others. For teachers it is crucial that you create a learning environment where students…

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Argumentation templates in Swedish Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

You don’t need to ditch someone’s opinion in a rude manner just because you disagree with them. You can be objective and diplomatic in the same time, not raising your voice against or cutting off someone. In Swedish society you won’t gain much with an aggressive attitude. It is rather the opposite. You won’t be able…

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