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Posted by: comeonow 23.Oct.2014, 12:37 PM

I have lived in Sweden now for 4 years and still do not speak the language.
I am 57 years old, from the U.S. and wonder if it is even possible.
4 years ago I enrolled into SFI but was quickly passed up by the 20 something crowd there.
I work with the public and as a rule don't have any problems communicating but still find it very irritating that I just cant seem to get it.
I have also tied Rosetta stone and other online courses.
Are there any classes that anyone can recommend for Old "Hard cases" like myself??

Posted by: intrepidfox 23.Oct.2014, 12:41 PM

I cannot give you advice on courses but i can say that you are never too old to learn.

Posted by: cherrybubble 23.Oct.2014, 01:01 PM

QUOTE (comeonow @ 23.Oct.2014, 11:37 AM) *
I have lived in Sweden now for 4 years and still do not speak the language.
I am 57 years old, from the U.S. and wonder if it is even possible.
4 years ago I enrolled into SFI but was quickly passed up by the 20 something crowd there.
I work with the public and as a rule don't have any problems communicating but still find it very irritating that I just cant seem to get it.
I have also tied Rosetta stone and other online courses.
Are there any classes that anyone can recommend for Old "Hard cases" like myself??

I have a 59 yo and another classmate who looks to be in her late 50s in my swedish class. We're not in SFI anymore, but just wanted to let you know that if age is the only thing giving you pause, there are others your age doing it too.
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If you feel like you need a more intensive class than SFI, I recommend folkuniversitetet. Its a paid class, but there tend to be fewer students and so more focus on each student.

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