Practise Swedish with others

Last updated: 13 8 2018

​One good way to learn Swedish is to practise with people who can already speak it.

Remember to be careful when you are going to meet someone you have only had contact with over the internet. Tell somebody where you are going and arrange to meet your online friend in a public place.

Refugee guide or language buddy

Many municipalities and voluntary organisations help people who are new to Sweden make contact with Swedes. These activities can have different names – språkvän (language friend), flyktingguide (refugee guide), fadder (sponsor), mentor, or kompis (friend).

To find activities in the area where you live, search on your municipality's website or in the activity calendar.

The Activity Calendar – Activities in Sweden

"Activities in Sweden" is a search function where you can search for activities that suit you. For example, you can find associations near where you live with activities that match your interests.

You can type a search term into the search field, or you can choose a specific day, or activities in a particular area. For example, Sport, Swedish language or Culture and entertainment.

Practising with films

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The films will teach you common words and phrases. You can pause and rewind the films if you want. You can also add subtitles to the film by clicking the subtitles icon in the box at the bottom right of the screen.

The library

Libraries – a place to meet people

At a café

Coffee break glossary