Case study: Swedish

Swedish is the most widely spoken of all the Scandinavian languages. Closely related to Norwegian and Danish, it is usually understood by Norwegians, Danes, and Finns living in the south and south west of Finland.

The Swedish alphabet has just three extra characters in relation to the English alphabet and uses ‘umlauts’ like German. It is a Germanic language of the Indo-European family.

Over the centuries Swedish has borrowed many words from German, French and English. We, in turn, use Swedish words like ‘smorgasbord’ and ‘tungsten’, both of which derive from Swedish.

CLT clients who have studied Swedish for Business through us either on a weekly or intensive basis include online betting giant bet365 in Stoke on Trent, train manufacturer Bombardier in Derby, and the Billington Group in Rotherham, as well as global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.