Why do a Swedish Verbs Bootcamp?
Most courses don’t teach grammar areas separately, and while it’s always good to practice language ‘as a whole’, sometimes we just need to focus on a particular area and get that right!
Verb forms are so important for understanding and producing Swedish, and ‘bad habits’ can be tricky to get rid of. Even if you have studied for a long time.
This bootcamp course provides an intensive focus through a thorough and carefully designed weekly training programme, so that the verb forms can become part of your automatic understanding and speech. And importantly, the course provides accountability and a robust study routine; they are essential elements when your motivation dips.
'The Bootcamp really helped me'
Why this course is important
Verbs is a word category that we like to think of as a “Staple Diet”. It’s one of the corner stones of a language. You need to be able to express (or understand) what’s happening. And you also need to know if something is happening right now, if it will happen in the future, or if it has already happened.
In one sense, Swedish verbs are quite easy! You don’t have different forms for different persons (phew!), and if you know English or German, you can sometimes (or even often) guess what many of the Swedish verbs mean.
We also have many regular verbs (another phew!). Actually, about 67% of our verbs belong to Group 1, which is one of the three regular verb groups. But in reality, we use our irregular verbs SO often in our daily lives. This means that you have to memorise them! One by one!
If you don’t spend enough time memorising the verbs, you’ll forever feel unsure of the different verb forms.
If you’re around level A2, now is a great time to focus on learning the most common verbs and their verb forms. If you learn 50 common verbs in all their five forms, you will be able to say 250 sentences! And then you can easily swap the person, or a time expression, and suddenly you have SO many things you can express in Swedish.
If you are an intermediate or a more advanced learner, you might be able to relate to these (frustrated) questions:
“Is it gick or gjorde in past tense?” “What is the past tense of äter/vill/kommer?” “Why can I never remember if the imperative has an -a at the end of this verb?!” “Why am I always hesitating when I’m going to say something in the supine form?”
If you do relate to these questions, this is the perfect course for you. It is frustrating and de-motivating to feel that you are constantly doubting yourself. It takes up a lot of mental energy when you speak, listen or write. Especially as we use these verbs so often. Let’s put a stop to that.
'It gets rid of your bad habits'
Unique Bootcamp Weekly Training Programme
Follow the Bootcamp Weekly Training Programme with detailed exercises for 5 weeks, planned out for every training session every week (a total of 20 training sessions). You'll know exactly what to do and how to track your progress.
Weekly Verb Lists
Get weekly selected verbs to focus on. The verbs are the most common and most useful Swedish verbs, especially chosen by me. The list includes English translation, verb group, and a handy checklist so you can tick off every training session during the Bootcamp.
Verb Form Guide
Comprehensive Swedish Verbs Form Guide. Everything about verbs, the verb groups and the five main forms that you feel too embarrassed to ask about! Explanations of grammar jargon, and when to use the verb forms. Essential for referencing, reviewing, and refreshing.
Work Out in the Quizlet Gym
Get access to your 'gym' in Quizlet. Flashcard exercises, learn to spell, write, listen and test yourself. Enjoy the spaced repetition to really help you memorise the sentences, and clever ways to track your progress.
Warm Up & Cool Down with Swedish music
Using music psychology, you'll be doing our unique Warm Up and Cool Down, which includes reviewing essential material and also listen to Swedish music. This will allow your brain to digest, and also associate the music and mood to the activity.
Tricky Swedish Verbs E-book, Verbs Masterlists, cheat sheet for verb groups 1-3, cheat sheet for help verbs with example sentences, and videos answering the most common questions for each week.
Choose your study pace
This Bootcamp is designed to be done in 5 weeks. This is what I recommend for getting the best result. This is also perfect pace for A2/B1 learners.
However, if you'd rather do it a bit more slowly, you have the option of doing it in 10 weeks instead. This might be suitable if you're a beginner (very early beginner, A1, or early A2), as there will be many new words to learn.
If you're above B1, you will still benefit from this course, as it will sort out your 'bad habits'.
You'll have access to this course for 11 weeks from purchase.
All downloadable material is yours forever!
Purchase is non-refundable.
The only 'bad study session' is the one that didn't happen
'You get a greater than linear benefit'
Meet your Swedish Teacher
Anneli is the author of Teach Yourself Complete Swedish and founder of Swedish Made Easy. Anneli has developed the concept of grammar bootcamps and she has also designed and produced the material for this course. Her teaching assistant Daniel has assisted with some of the material development and production.
Anneli is based in Brighton, UK, but was born and bred in Sweden (Stockholm and Dalarna). When she is not teaching Swedish or designing courses, she boards dogs with her husband in Brighton and helps other language teachers setting up their own businesses.