5 reasons to learn Swedish
Get an opportunity to know Swedes
Sometimes, it can be very challenging to make friends with Swedes. Also, it can take a long time to make such friends. But, it can be much faster and easier to make Swedish friends if you speak their language since they don’t have to struggle to speak English to you.
When you have a basic Swedish understanding, you will be in a better position to understand Swedes who speak English. Although Swedes do speak English, at times, it can be far from being perfect, thus bringing misunderstandings. However, this cannot be a challenge so long as you understand Swedish.
Swedes have an interesting culture
Once you learn Swedish, you get a good understanding of how their culture is rich and amazing. If you like to sing, eat and drink, then you will fit right into the Swedish culture.
It opens opportunities to other languages
If you can speak in Swedish, then there is a possibility that you will also be able to understand Danish, Norwegian and some Icelandic. Also, Swedish is a very useful language to learn especially if you want to learn Dutch and German.
Get to meet other expats
Joining a Swedish class is a good way to meet other expats. The network you develop can be very beneficial, especially if you want to make new friends or look for a new job. Also, it is a great way to speak to somebody if you are frustrated by your new country or feeling homesick. Also, if your workplace provides in-house training on foreign languages, it is a good opportunity for team-work exercise and also a chance to know your workmates differently.