Week 7

Week 7

Still keeping within the B range, so I'm happy!

Still keeping within the B range, so I'm happy!

Studying Time:

Monday - 2 hours
Tuesday - 1 hours
Wednesday - 1 hours
Thursday - 2 hour
Friday - 1 hours
Saturday - 0 hours
Sunday - 2 hour

Total Time: 9 hours

What I've started to include in my studies.

I've noticed that I've been spending quite a lot of time reading and writing the Swedish language, but I've hardly been listening to the locals speak it. In general, Swedes speak at an extremely fast pace. I thought by watching Swedes speak, this would help build my comprehension of the language. Fortunately, I'm able to watch Swedish TV shows on SVT Play, and I've grown fond of the comedy panel show, "Tror du jag ljuger?" Which is the equivalent to the English show, "Would I Lie To You." 

With the help of Swedish subtitles, I am able to read Swedish at the same time. I've noticed that I've been able to keep up with the conversation at times, but I'm still far from being fluent. 

I've been enjoying this!

I've been enjoying this!

What I Need To Work On Next Week:

If I can watch a few more shows, I believe it'll help me comprehend the fast paced speech of a Swede talking. I still need to look into a certification that'll prove that I'm fluent in Swedish. If I can find one, maybe I can use that as a goal.

Further Thoughts

How far off am I from being fluent? I'm trying to achieve a B1 level comprehension level, these include:

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

I don't think I'm anywhere near this level! I've got a long way to go.