Talk:Introduction to Swedish
Scope of the course
- Vocabulary: 12 lessons should cover 500 words.
- Grammar: The course shall give a firm grammatical base.
- Spelling: Focus on connection between spelling and speaking.
- Translation: Each lesson shall have example sentences and example text.
- Exercises: The exercises should be in level with the lesson.
- Listening: Spoken examples shall be available for each lesson.
- Level: The work load of each lesson should be in level with the others.
- Diagnostic Test shall cover all lessons.
- There shall be correct answers to each exercise available.
- This course has focus on nouns and their declension. Following course should focus on verbs and vocabulary.
- University level introductory course, which means that the audience has a certain knowledge of grammar.
- The student has studied other languages before.
- No previous knowledge of Swedish is required.
Remaining work on this course
- Example texts for lessons spelling, definite forms and possessive forms
- Make spoken examples
- Complete Swedish-English vocabulary
- Complete English-Swedish Vocabulary
Continuation to this course
This is a sketch how the continuation could be organised. Please feel free to give other suggestions.
- 12 lessons covering basic Swedish vocabulary for buying, medical, computers, animals, sports, maths, geography
- Grammar focus on verbs, aspects etc, follow up on declensions.
- 12 lessons covering basic Swedish vocabulary for botanic, grammar, interview, history, archeology, letters, winter sports
- Spoken language, basic slang,
- 12 lessons covering basic vocabulary for botanic, news paper articles, dialects, old swedish, games, astronomy
- 12 lessons covering advanced Swedish vocabulary for computers, mechanics, physics, economy, law, grammar
- Swedish language history.
- 12 lessons covering advanced Swedish vocabulary for maths, history, archeology, chemistry, electronics, military terminology
- Swedish literature, comparison to other Germanic languages.
- 12 lessons covering advanced Swedish vocabulary for music, dance, political language, botanic/zoological, astronomy
- Swedish culture, Swedish history
--Mats 21:55, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
There's no pronunciation guide... it's difficult to learn a language if you can't pronounce it. --Teemeah 09:48, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
- Can this help wiktionary:Wiktionary:About Swedish/Pronunciation ? ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 15:31, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
- Looking over this course in brief, definitely Swedish spelling (lesson 7 I think) is the weak link. (It's actually a guide on special cases of pronunciation). It should be split into two lessons - first, "Swedish phonetic spelling rules" defining combinations like gn, then a second lesson covering pronunciation of everything from A to Ö. Little gems in that section like "r can be pronounced five different ways" without detailing what they are -- not nearly good enough. Either settle on a dialect that you're going to teach the student or else go over them all, but the student should not finish this course without being able to read words out loud with some minimal amount of confidence. Wnt 19:56, 21 June 2011 (UTC)