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Swedish Language Course | How Long Does It Take to Master Swedish? | Baltic Media Language Training Centre

In this section you will find out: How long does it take to master Swedish? | Does your mother-tongue affect your mastery of Swedish? | How many classes does it take to master Swedish? | Swedish language course for companies | Swedish language course for individuals | Swedish language course for individuals | Private classes | How much does a Swedish language course cost?

Swedish (svenska) is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 9.6 million people, predominantly in Sweden (as the sole official language), and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker.

Both Norwegian and Danish are generally easier for Swedish speakers to read than to listen to because of difference in accent and tone when speaking. It has the most speakers of the North Germanic languages. While all three being Germanic languages and Swedish not being mutually intelligible with either, out of the two largest languages in the category Swedish is more closely related to German than English.

How Long Does It Take to Master Swedish? 

In order to learn the communication phrases used by tourists in daily situations a couple days in the language course will suffice. However, if you want to master written and spoken Swedish more properly, you should allow one to three years. In order to achieve an academic level, you will need at least five to seven years.

Is It Possible to Master It Faster?

With time and motivation you can master Swedish faster. The more time you dedicate to learning the language, the faster you will achieve the result. Daily communication in Swedish will be a great advantage. And do not forget the media (radio and television), press, cultural events, music, and films in Swedish.

Does Your Mother-Tongue Affect Your Mastery of Swedish?

If you speak Norwegian or Danish or one of these languages is your mother-tongue, you will learn Swedish easier and faster. People proficient in Germanic languages will see similarities with the Swedish grammar system and words loaned from these languages.

Some important tips in order to master Swedish faster:

  • Learn each new word in the context it is used in.
  • Repeat what you have learned often because repetition is the mother of learning;
  • Use both real and virtual Swedish language domain;
  • Use the media (TV, radio, music, literature, social media platforms) in Swedish;
  • Read fiction in Swedish, start with easy Swedish;
  • Let yourself make mistakes, use the language, jump in the Swedish language river for a swim! You can do it!

How Many Classes Does It Take to Master Swedish?


Swedish Language Course | How Long Does It Take to Master Swedish? | Baltic Media Language Training Centre

Swedish Language Course | How Long Does It Take to Master Swedish? | Baltic Media Language Training Centre

Each language learner is different, however, you can see roughly how much effort and time you will have to dedicate to learning the language below:

C2 - 60 hours (C2/1) + 60 hours (C2/2)

C1 - 60 hours (C1/1) + 60 hours (C1/2)

B2 - 60 hours (B2/1) + 60 hours (B2/2) 

B1 - 60 hours (B1/1) + 60 hours (B1/2)

A2 - 48 hours (A2/1) + 48 hours (A2/2)

A1 - 48 hours (A1/1) + 48 hours (A1/2)

If you want to master Swedish language, contact the employees of our language centre by e-mail: or call +371 67224395. 

For more information on how the language courses of Baltic Media, the leading language service company in Northern Europe, are organized visit: 

Baltic Media is a language service company founded in Sweden with over 25 years of experience, therefore, you can trust our Swedish language course!

Swedish Language Course for Companies

Teachers of the Baltic Media Language Learning Centre are professionals who use a creative, contemporary approach to preparing and conducting language courses and will adapt the content to your needs and wishes.

Swedish language courses we offer:

  • Correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2),;
  • Use a test to assesses Swedish language skills of employees before starting a course;
  • Develop all the necessary Swedish language skills with a focus on speaking;
  • Teach how to conduct successful business negotiations with clients or business partners.

During the studies, the teacher checks the progress of participants of the Swedish language course and at the end of the course submits to the employer a report on presence / absence and the assessment of language skills. Participants of the Swedish language course receive a certificate of the level of Swedish language skills achieved.

Save time and order Swedish language course for yourself or your employees at your premises!

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Swedish Language Course for Individuals

Baltic Media Language Training Centre offers private lessons or group classes at our office. If you travel or go on business trips often, it is worth applying for Skype classes. Our teachers will develop a Swedish language course programme to meet your needs.

During classes you will learn how to do the following:

  • Book a hotel, order food, travel, find a job etc.;
  • Communicate to leave a good impression;
  • Tell about your culture or find out about the differences in another culture;
  • Conduct business negotiations successfully;
  • Prepare presentations in Swedish and much more.

All you have to do is assess your Swedish language skills and apply for private lessons or group classes.

Individual Swedish Language Course | Private Lessons

If you want to save money and master the language faster, you might want to apply for private Swedish language lessons.

Individual Swedish language course is especially effective as the lecturer dedicates all their attention to one language learner. Although one academic hour is slightly more expensive than a group lesson, money is spent more effectively and in the long run private lessons will cost you less. If you study individually, you will need less classes to achieve the desired result than you would in a group setting. 

If you have no prior knowledge of Swedish, start with the beginner's level A1.

How Much Does a Swedish Language Course Cost?

24 classes (48 academic hours) will cost you from 279 euro (incl. VAT), if the classes are conducted in an open group setting at the Baltic Media Language Training Centre on Elizabetes iela 2, Riga. The price of individual learning is from 19.00 EUR + VAT (21%) per one academic hour (45 min.). One standard lesson usually lasts 1.5 h (2 x 45 min.). Fees might differ depending on the level of the course. To find out the exact fee, contact our employees by e-mail; or call +37167224395.