Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Mini Update on My Swedish Self-Study Endeavor

Reporting live from Huskvarna, Sweden. Hej, hej! ūüėä

Learning Updates:
  • Duolingo. 30% skills golden and 32% skills completed. I'm about to start on "Places" (section 3, module 5) and "Objects" (section 3, module 6). Action: I need to ramp up the remaining 2% to make it golden by completing "Adverbs 1."
  • Learning Swedish. My overall grades as at today: 92.21%. This is a free course offered by the Swedish Institute. I'm currently studying Module 1 (M1) and have completed three sections out of the six in M1. There are three modules in total. 
New Discovery:
The Forvo Website

Certification:
(*) Swedex is a unique, internationally viable Swedish language exam designed by Folkuniversitetet. Anyone whose mother tongue is not Swedish may take the exam, which relates to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, the European Council's level scale for language learning. From 2011 it is possible to take the exam at three levels: A2, B1 and B2. Swedex is approved by the government body the Swedish Institute and can be taken irrespective of how you have learnt Swedish.

Swedex tests knowledge that can be applied in practice within all kinds of language proficiency: speaking, reading, listening and writing. [...]