Since the bi-weekly Swedish classes for RFSL Newcomers Stockholm members are not running due to corona virus, here are some tips for learning Swedish online! Members can also join us at our språkcafés to practice their Swedish in person.

Do you want to improve your language skills between lessons? Here are some apps and websites to try out. Please note that you need to switch to the Swedish app store to be able to install some of the apps.

The RFSL study material
This is the book we use in RFSL Newcomers classes. (website)
It is a free online course in Swedish for beginners. The course gives basic spoken and written knowledge of the Swedish language, as well as insights into Swedish culture and society. Also available as a mobile app. Requires sign up with email address. Ignore the ad for Learning Swedish PLUS.

SVT Språkplay (App)
With SVT Språkplay, you can watch your favourite TV programs with interactive subtitles with language support in 18 languages. In Swedish app store for iOS and Android.

Språkkraft Läscoach (App)
When you know a little Swedish it is time to start reading real native media. Start with subtitles and tweets, continue with news articles, and soon read short stories and full novels. In app store for iOS and Android.

Hej Svenska!
Interactive study resource where you can practice pronunciation and vocabulary. No app install required.

Learning resources on Youtube
There are lots of videos on how to learn Swedish. Some are very useful if you want to practice pronunciation. Search for “SFI” on Youtube. Here are some channels to check out:

Also see for more resources.