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Let’s improve the blog together! Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in The Swedish blog team

The Swedish Blog wish you a fantastic 2012!  For some of you this might be the year you finally are able to go to Sweden, for others you might make a major break through in swedish, who knows. We bloggers will try our best to help you achieve your goals concerning Sweden and our language.

To help us to know what we should write about, occasionally make videos of or take pictures of please tell us by writing a comment with a suggestion. Doesn’t it seem slightly pointless for us to write about lots of different things if they hold no interest to you readers…?

Here are some examples of different topics/themes that the Swedish blog can contain, please add others if you think of them. We are always trying to improve the contents of our blog and the New Year is generally a good time to start anew.

Themes/topics:

 Cultural topics:

-Literature

-Film

-Music

-Modern Society/Everyday life (living in Sweden)

-Humor

 

Political topics, Royal family

Environmental, Climate related topics

Geography, Cities

Sport

History

Development, Working in Sweden

Tourism

 

Cuisine related topics:

-Cooking

-Beverages

-Recipes

Linguistic related topics:

-Grammar, Sentence structure

-Vocabulary

-Pronunciation

-Everyday use, Slang

-Abbreviations

-Numbers, Weekdays, Simple Phrases

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Comments:

  1. Alex:

    Absolutely I think more interesting language quirks and grammatical points would be interesting. I know others like the cultural stuff but that’s usually the type of blog post I don’t end up reading, but being able to click into it and come out at the other end knowing a piece of information to use or recognise when dealing with Swedish is definitely a good feeling and one I hope will happen to me more as I continue to see your FB uploads. I noticed a big lack of the grammatical stuff in the last part of 2011, so would be nice to see more in 2012!

  2. Jack:

    I am involved in “many things Swedish,” and this blog is where I “play” in the realm of the Swedish language – so, I’m rather inclined to agree with Alex! There are many, many sites for the “other stuff,” which I frequent often. I am a second-generation-born American/Swede involved with the Vasa Order of America and Swedish radio. My language skills, or lack thereof, are what I subscribe to this blog for.

  3. Luke:

    For a language teaching blog, I think it should have a linguistic topic at the core of each post.
    It’s not hard to achieve as at the core of each writing is the language. So even the author is thinking of to introduce a yummy Swedish recipe, the reader can pick up some name of the ingredients in Swedish from the post. However to systematically cover a broad, if not all, linguistic topics, say, over a year, it requires good team work and some planning, but I think you guys can do it 😉

  4. Ekaterina:

    For me it is definitely more about the language posts. Vocabulary, grammar, proper syntax, you name it! I’ve been learning Swedish for a few months now and feel like when I write and translate some expressions directly from English into Swedish, they sometimes don’t come out right; the particularities of the language are very important to know. More slang would also be very appreciated since I hear it all the time when watching Swedish movies and abbreviation descriptions I would like as well since I see them quite often when reading. My last request is more of a general one; could you include a “go to the beginning of posts button”? Or is there possibly a way to do this that I have not noticed?

  5. Kevin Klein:

    I really like the modern life / work life posts. As far as working on my Swedish, I like the:
    -Pronunciation

    -Everyday use, Slang

    Thanks for soliciting feedback! This has helped me tremendously with my Swedish.

  6. Tânia Mello:

    Ok, I’m interested in :

    Cultural topics:
    -Literature,
    -Film
    -Music
    -Modern Society/Everyday life (living in Sweden)
    -Humor

    Political topics, Royal family

    Environmental, Climate related topics

    History

    Cuisine related topics:
    -Recipes

    Linguistic related topics:
    -Grammar, Sentence structure: all of them.

    I think you have enough grammar; ONLY grammar would be too much and the culture is important too. Now if there is something we should pay attention to, yes, of course.

  7. MichiganLady:

    Like most, I think bite-sized lessons with a mind towards people who simply want to start USING Swedish, not who want to pass a comprehensive grammar test, is the best thing you guys can do. And you can continue to do this for both beginners and advanced.
    Having said, I don’t want you to stop the cultural bits, either!
    I love the youtube videos, as I MOST need practice LISTENING to Swedish. Right now I’m thinking maybe a video about going to a restaurant and hanging out, and the vocabulary and phrases we might need there.