The CDs are very helpful but are certainly not for beginners Often there will just be a few minutes straight of someone talking Swedish but there is no translation or step by step breakdown of what they are saying, so you have to be a pro to benefit from the CDs If you are already proficient in Swedish then I am sure you will find this an excellent resource for brushing up Is this the right course for you Are you looking for a complete course in Swedish which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Swedish will guarantee success Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and onlineThe course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about workBy the end of this course, you will be at Level B of the Common European Framework for Languages Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either partyLearn effortlessly with a new easy to read page design and interactive features Not got much time One, five and ten minute introductions to key principles to get you startedAuthor insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author s many years of experienceGrammar tipsEasy to follow building blocks to give you a clear understandingUseful vocabularyEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speakingDialoguesRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fastPronunciationDon t sound like a tourist Perfect your pronunciation before you goTest yourselfTests in the book to keep track of your progressTry thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you ve learnt and how to use itThis pack includes a book and two CDs of audio material Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for overyears Because this was a gift I don t know very much about it except what I learned during the ordering process and then some glimpses nd snippets once my daughter had opened it I am a languague teacher myself and it seemed to be the most complete teach yourself Swedish pack I could find on because of the CD s it trains listening and speaking skills,as well as reading and writing The set looks and feels very professional and the recipient is delighted with it. This book was a great refresher I have been learning Swedish on and off over the past year and with the help of this book I was able to remember the words phrases I had learnt before, whilst learning new words phrases.Only issue I have is that I wish I bought the CD that comes with the book, as this would have helped to distinguish words when listening to people speaking Swedish. This is a very useful course in the usual Teach Yourself format The main criticism I would have with this is that the vocabulary comes rather thick and fast without enough time to assimilate those words before the next onslaught of vocabulary I do however, like the scenarios and situations it presents a lively introduction to Swedish culture and history this enlivens the learning. downloaded this onto kindle to get the speaking parts As a total beginner was a tad overwhelmed with all the new letter sounds I need spoken stuff in smaller doses..But that is just my needs perso Have very quickly run flat as need both notepad and pen next to me to try and remember stuff. It s a really useful book for intermediate level The kindle format on the fire works perfectly Easy to navigate to the question answer pages The audio is in build in a really smart way so you can listen while reading, and turn the pages etc with the audio continuing in the background Would highly recommend and I hope for the next one, perhaps the advanced level now Book is very good so far Learning alot of useful words and phrases The only problem is I felt the advertisement didn t really say that there was no CD included, and I expected the CD to come with it, as it is pretty much useless without the CD Still a great book and I downloaded the audiobook version on ibooks so I could listen to the dialogues. Sin ser muy fan de la serie Teach Yourself prefiero mil veces el m todo Assimil reconozco que no est nada mal Tiene sus CD, ejercicios, gram tica, audio Para ser un m todo autodidacta,est bastante bien, aunque encuentro que los di logos son bastante pobres Me encanta la sonoridad y la melod a del sueco y aqu no se puede disfrutar de ella en los audios, porque hay m s parte en ingl s que en sueco A n as , la parte relativa a gram tica est bien explicada y, en conjunto, no s si se puede pedir m s La mala calidad del papel con que est hecho, hace que al cabo de un tiempo, amarillee pasa con todos los de Teach Yourself Pero como antes ya lo he llenado de subrayados, no me voy a quejar Eso s si no sabes ingl s, no te vas a enterar de nada. Come tutti i supporti del genere, anche questo fortemente legato alla costanza del lettore nell applicarsi all apprendimento della lingua Non migliore di altri e, sinceramente, potete trovare qualcosa di equivalente anche in rete, gratis.Avere un libro, un supporto fisico, secondo me aiuta a dare il senso di studio concreto Ma forse per me, quarantenne, cos a causa della mia formazione Di sicuro, i pi giovani lo troveranno obsoleto e inutilmente pesante.