You have chosen Swedish! So here essential resources that I have gathered together to help create your immersive environment in Swedish. Enjoy!
Swedish movies: Swedes (Finland-Swedes too) along with the Danes and Norwegians will NOT dub international movies into their native language. Instead they will add subtitles and call it sufficient enough for them. However they do dub children’s shows. You can find a quite a few Swedish movies online, it’s just knowing where to look for them.
Disclaimer: The following films I found were uploaded to YouTube and may be taken down at any given moment. Searching for “Svensk filmer” may help you find more films as well.
Swedish TV and Radio:
SVT Play (Sveriges Television)- They now made it easier for you tell what you can view and what has copyright restrictions and thus is geographically blocked.
Kanal 5 Play – This does have auto-play embedded within the site so it will automatically play a programme if you haven’t already chosen one.
Yle– Swedish speaking Finland. They might not always have TV programmes in Swedish but they definitely have radio and news.
Blogs in Swedish:
Gina Dirawi– One of Sweden’s most popular bloggers who got her start off of YouTube. However, after having her own show on SVT, she has not posted to her YouTube ever since but her videos are still funny but thought provoking. Especially if you like satire. She did delete videos that seemed to have caused scandals though but she still has her blog and was recently a host for Melodifestivalen again.
Sweclockers: Technology focused blog with accompanying Youtube videos.
Filip och Fredrik: Filip and Fredrik, are two Swedish writers, television hosts and journalists both known for their youthful, though intellectual, humour and unconventional journalism. (Wikipedia said it better than I possibly could) but basically they do all sorts of humourous things and even have an ongoing podcast as well. They do have points where they were throw in some English here and there in the podcasts but it’s using not too long unless they are interviewing someone who only speaks English.
Blondinbella (Isabella Löwengrip- Fashion)
Den Rockande Kocken (Food and Music)
Arga Klara (Humour and Irony)
Inredningsvis (Interior Design)
Martina’s Health and Science
PC för Alla
For more blogs check out this list!
Swedish Music: There are a lot of popular music from Sweden in English and a few listed below also sing in English but if you are going to learn Swedish then you obviously need to find their Swedish songs. For lyrics try this site: Let’s Sing It or just simply Google the song lyrics.
Petra Marklund (formerly known as September)
Sarah Dawn Finer
Daniel Adams Ray
Caroline af Ugglas
Lillabloggen (William Spetz)
SvenskaMartin (Known for his main English speaking channels TheSwedishLad and Princeword)
Ana Gina (Gina Dirawi’s youtube videos. Don’t expect any new videos though.)
Alex och Sigges Podcast
Filip och Fredriks Podcast
Hög av serier
Har du inte sett den
Slashat- Din machete i teknikdjungeln (Technology)
Tack för kaffet
Svampriket (Video games)
More podcasts can be found here!
Åbo Underrättelser (Åbo/Turku, Finland)
Ålandstidningen (Mariehamn, Finland)
Österbottens Tidning (Kokkola, Finland)
Östra Nyland (Finland)
Borgåbladet (Borgå, Finland)
Nya Åland (Finland)
More e-Newspapers from Sweden
8 SIDOR: This newspaper is perfect for those of us who want to read the news in Swedish without it being too complicated and there’s audio as well. So if Aftonbladet or Expressen seem too difficult for you, try 8 Sidor to help you easily understand the news in Swedish.
If you have anything that you would like to add as a useful resource, please feel free to contact me and I will add it.