FSI: Basic Swedish (MP3/PDF)

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Swedish
Level 1
Basic Course

Foreign Service Institute
Department of State

The Course Used by Diplomats

Learn Swedish the proven way -- just like a diplomat!

Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Swedish in as little as 25 minutes a day, entirely on their own. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve fluency in Swedish using this proven audio/text method.

While other premium computer-based language courses offer only the means to learn to speak, with Audio-Forum®, you'll not only speak fluently, you'll also master grammar skills at a scholarly level -- all with the confidence and polish of a native Swedish speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!

This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 9.9 hours of audio, 16 units (lessons)
* 384-page text
* Guide to Swedish pronunciation
* Basic sentences, useful words and phrases
* Getting around, meeting people
* Family and occupation; seeing the sights
* A place to live; at the office
* Shopping and eating out
* Nations, languages, and nationalities
* True or false quiz and more!

The U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute developed full-length courses specifically for diplomats, the very people who must learn a language quickly and effectively. Having worked with FSI authors and instructors, these courses have been fully tested through usage before release to the public. For over 40 years, Audio-Forum® has been the original and most trusted source for Foreign Service Institute language courses.

About the Language
Swedish is spoken natively by over 10 million people, primarily in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along its coast and on the Aland Islands. Descended from Old Norse, the language of the Germanic peoples who lived in Scandinavia during the Viking Era, Swedish presently has more speakers than any other North Germanic language. It is mutually intelligible with Norwegian and Danish -- speakers of these languages can readily understand one another.

Enhanced PDF Features
The Audio-Forum® Difference: Audio-Forum® PDF books are enhanced with links to MP3 audio files. Speaker icons in the text allow you to hear the corresponding audio. The MP3 files can also be loaded onto your MP3-compatible CD player or digital media player. The PDF books may be read (without enhanced features) on tablet computers. A 10-inch or larger screen is recommended.

System Requirements for Enhanced PDF Features
Mac® OS X® 10.5-10.8
Intel® processor
512 MB RAM
Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM