I’ve been studying Swedish and French for almost two years now.
My native language is Spanish, so my progress in French is pretty smooth, and I know I’ve learnt a lot.
Swedish, on the other hand, is proving to be quite difficult. It started very well, and I could tell a lot of similarities with English, but after a while I hit a plateau and now my progress is very slow. My comprehension and acquisition of vocabulary are not bad, but it is very hard for me to express simple thoughts.
A couple of days ago I decided to “study” English on LingQ with my translations in Swedish. In that way, I mark in yellow many words or group of words I commonly use when I talk (e.g. “with one of these”, “since last time I…”, “what I want to do…”) and then, when I reread the text, I can try to recall how that is said in Swedish.
Has anyone tried this way? Is it effective? Do you have any advice?