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Demonstrations, Black Lives Matter, and Perspectives from Abroad Posted by on Jun 10, 2020

Last week’s blog post was a small attempt to emotionally respond to the killing of George Floyd via music. Events in my home state have continued to spark conversations and protests abroad as people work to bring injustices to light in their own communities. It is difficult to discuss, but avoiding it is simply not…

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Stream Smarter, Practice Swedish! Posted by on Apr 21, 2020


People are consuming more media online now than ever more. Statistics show us that streaming of media content online is up almost 50% in some countries due to Coronavirus. With that in mind, I thought that I would highlight a couple of Swedish websites with movies and tv shows that are available right now via…

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Is Sweden’s Lax Approach to Coronavirus the Right Call? Posted by on Apr 1, 2020

Jonathan Nackstrand - CNBC Stockholm Diners

Sweden is making headlines for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s not because of their swift action in restricting social behavior and ordering mass closures, rather, it’s the opposite. Sweden’s relaxed approach to this public health crisis is garnering attention and critique on a global scale. What’s the latest in Sweden? According to…

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Melodifestivalen “Swedish Song Contest” Breakdown! Posted by on Mar 4, 2020

This weekend wraps up the 60th year of Melodifestivalen. This Swedish song contest is held each year to determine who will represent Sweden against the best songs of other European nations, and well, Australia, and Israel, and a few others. But true Eurovision fans don’t get caught up in those technicalities. Instead, millions of…

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A Master List of Swedish Resources for Christmas Posted by on Dec 24, 2019

God jul, folks! This year for Christmas I’m giving you all the gift of web resources! The internet is truly a magical place nowadays for language study, but there is a lot out there and it can be hard to sort it all out. Below, you’ll find some of my favorite web resources for grammar…

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“Swedish Smörgasboard” Posted by on May 27, 2013

I come from a country that’s hard to find Somewhere near the icy pole But though we are freezing please bear in mind Sweden’s gonna warm your soul Our people are cold but our elks are hot A horny horde in every fjord Our moose may be loose but they hit the spot On our…

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Allsång på Skansen Posted by on Jun 27, 2012

This week an old Swedish favorite TV-program has started yet again. Allsång på Skansen. (Allsång means “singalong”). Eight weeks forward different artists will sing live at Skansen in Stockholm. The very first broadcasting of the event was on SVT on the 3rd of August 1979. Every couple of years different numbers of programs were broadcasted…

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