A few days ago I decided to offer informal lessons in Swedish and I was surprised how many people signed up immediately after providing them on italki. Three people signed up almost instantly for lessons, just from me adding another language to teach. How amazing is that?
It’s a language that’s been a part of life since the day I was born. My father was a Swede and I actually spoke Swedish (and Danish) before I learned English. I am quite fluent in the language and I’m more than happy to assist learners to meet their language goals in Swedish. Not to mention that they aren’t many Swedish Community Tutors or Professional Teachers on italki to begin with. So I figured why not? My current focus is for A1-B1 students at the moment but, I will eventually allow all levels to learn Swedish with me as well. Who knows maybe I can become a Professional Teacher in the language, after I finish my studies at uni. (I just need to return to uni or at least do something online!)
Will This Interfere With My Catalan Lessons?
I seriously doubt it will but, if I need to stop tutoring to focus on my lessons, I definitely can. These lessons are primarily there for those who want to learn Swedish but don’t have the resources or times with the other Swedish tutors conflict with their own. Yesterday, I completed a Catalan lesson while tutoring two people in Swedish! If I can make time for them, I can make time for my Catalan lessons.
The only thing that can interfere with my lessons now, is when I move house. Which should happen by the end of this week. It’s coming up fast! But I’m sure I can figure out a way to get internet once I’ve moved in.
What Will The Lessons Be Like?
Each lesson will be different depending on each student’s individuals goals and needs. Although my main focus is conversation, if the student doesn’t know enough to hold up a conversation then I will teach them how to form sentences in Swedish. Otherwise, they could vary from PDFs I create myself, blogs, YouTube clips, useful websites that the student will find beneficial to their Swedish and so on. I really depends on you and your goals in the end.
If you’re interested in taking lessons with me feel free to sign up for lessons.
How’s everyone doing in the italki World Cup Language Challenge? Did you complete your 3 lessons already? Are you ahead or behind? I’d love to hear how you’re progressing in your new language! If you’re still interested by haven’t signed up yet, you have until the 15th of June to do so. Take the challenge today!