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Scandinavian Languages

  • Taught by Native/Fluent Speakers
  • Grounded in Cultural Contexts
  • Provides an Immersive Learning Experience

Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish are similar in many ways, but each has its subtle nuances. These courses allow you to establish, enhance, or perfect your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Through professional instruction, you will expand your understanding of dialect, grammar, intonations, and word usage while improving idiomatic and grammatical conversational abilities.

Advanced Swedish: Media and Literature

Work toward advanced-level reading, writing, and conversational skills in Swedish, while exploring Swedish history and literature.

2018 Fall
1 section

Danish I

Master pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary in this introductory course to Danish, which is taught within a cultural context.

2018 Fall
1 section

Danish II

Continue to discover the richness of the Danish language and culture in this course, designed for beginners with some prior knowledge of Danish.

2018 Fall
1 section

Danish III

Master correct Danish pronunciation and establish good grammatical habits within a cultural context and a communicative environment.

2018 Fall
1 section

Norwegian I

In this introductory Norwegian course, build vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar skills, while deepening your cultural knowledge.

2018 Fall
1 section

Norwegian II

Continue to expand your vocabulary and master grammatical structures through activities that enhance the range of your conversational abilities.

2018 Fall
1 section

Swedish I

In this beginner’s course, build your Swedish vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar within a cultural context.

2018 Fall
2 sections

Swedish II

Continue to master more grammatical structures and to expand your vocabulary and the range of your conversational ability in Swedish.

2018 Fall
1 section

Swedish V

This intermediate course advances your Swedish language skills through reading literature and conversing on a variety of topics.

2018 Fall
1 section

Norwegian III

This intermediate-level language course covers all four core skill areas, with an emphasis on conversational Norwegian.

2018 Fall
1 section

Norwegian V

Expand and refine your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Norwegian, enabling more accurate self-expression.

1 section

Swedish III

Continue to develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, and learn to discuss everyday topics in Swedish.

2018 Fall
1 section

Swedish IV

Expand and refine your speaking, reading, and writing skills to achieve idiomatically and grammatically correct conversations in Swedish.

1 section

Conversational Norwegian

If you have had some prior exposure to the Norwegian language, then this high-beginner-level course will help you to build upon that knowledge.

Intermediate Swedish: Grammar and Conversation

Build on your existent Swedish knowledge through targeted grammar aimed at facilitating more varied and professional written and spoken expression.

Norwegian IV

In this intermediate Norwegian language course, expand and refine your speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Swedish Grammar for Heritage/Proficient Speakers

If you are fluent in spoken Swedish but do not have the reading or writing skills, take this course to round out your overall Swedish proficiency.