Young Professionals Virtual Drinks and Workshop: Steering Clear of Swenglish

According to EF, Sweden consistently ranks as one of the top nations in English proficiency for non-native speakers. But while the majority of Swedes are more or less fluent, writing about and marketing oneself or a business in English can be more difficult than you think. Because of how the Swedish language is constructed and uses certain words, there are specific kinds of mistakes we often see when Swedes use English. The text may miss the mark (and thus fail to connect with potential customers) by using the wrong tone, nuance, or cultural reference.

Welcome to this Virtual Drinks and Workshop with Dave Odegard and Maja Svensson from Svengard & Co., who will dissect the most common errors in professional settings, in a fun and informative way, along with providing suggestions on what to say or write instead.

NB: This webinar is targeted at young professionals under the age of 35. Please also note that while most of this webinar will be in English, some Swedish will be spoken and the focus will be on professional English as a foreign language with the background of Swedish as a mother tongue.

About Dave and Maja, Svengard & Co.

Dave and Maja, the duo behind Svengard & Co., specialise in creating English text and copy, either wholly original or translated, for Swedish clients. They are a Swede and an American, each with years of experience in business and marketing, who met in New York City and moved to Skåne, Sweden. Read more about Svengard & Co. at

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SCC member price: Free
YP member price: Free
Non-member price: £10

Please register for the event by using the booking form. More information about the event and how to connect will be sent to you the day before the event.

The Young Professional membership

Are you under the age of 35 and work in the UK? If so, embrace the opportunity of becoming a young professional member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the UK. The Chamber helps future business leaders to accelerate personal and professional growth, as well as to extend their networks across the Swedish-British business community.

Is your employer an SCC member? Then you are ready to enjoy the benefits of the young professional membership today. Learn more about the young professional membership here.

Young Professionals Virtual Drinks and Workshop: Steering Clear of Swenglish

27 August, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Virtual, London

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