First thing is first. Learn how to use a proxy switcher so you can say your computer is in Sweden or at least a Nordic country, for when sites are blocked to only the Nordics/Sweden.
- Use http://tyda.se/ as a dictionary, it’s not the best but it gives genders and other word-forms, and is better than many. Now they’ve been adding example sentences and photos too.
- Use the grammar book “A Concise Swedish Grammar”, it’s available in many different languages and assumably each language version is targeted towards the specific troubles natives of that language will have.
Now all you have to do is randomly watch tv (many times you can click a little T button and turn subtitles on, so you can have Swedish text and then know how to spell words to look them up in the dictionary), randomly play games in Swedish, randomly read random things.
No need to drill vocabulary or use a textbook or study specific words in preparation (except very basics - learn pronouns, some prepositions, and then you can do whatever from there), this goes faster for gaining basic comprehension. You will notice something you’re curious about whether it’s a word or some grammar, and look it up to find the answers to it. You’ll read through the grammar book when you feel like it. That’s all.
SVT, SVTplay, TV4.se, Urplay, filmarkivet.se, oppetarkiv.se, swesub.tv, there are a ton of websites where you can watch Swedish tv and movies on for free. Also you can simply search Youtube for “Swedish” or “svenska” and see what comes up. Some anime has been dubbed to Swedish for example, lots of Disney movies, and so on.
Some fan-translated games are here, including Pokemon Silver, Zelda, Terranigma and Hello Kitty. (these are patches - you’ll have to find a rom of the game and download a free emulator that will run the rom, then patch the game with the translation patches downloaded from the linked site, using a free patching program downloaded from somewhere.)
Swedish Emulation News links to swedish-translated games (same sort of thing as above)
Cyndeline Translations (same as the above)
Popmundo - a game where you manage a musician and a band
MusicManager - another game where you manage a band.
HatTrick - manage a soccer team.
http://www.girlsgogames.se/ (various simple flash games, ex. serving ramen or dress-up)
Facebook games (Flash):
Keep in mind that you may have to change your whole Facebook site language to Swedish to get the game to load in Swedish
ChefVille - restaurant simulator, cook food and collect ingredients.
FarmVille 2 - farm simulator, take care of crops and animals.
CityVille 2 - city simulator.
RitaGissa - “DrawGuess” - a Swedish Pictionary game.
SoccerManager - another soccer manager game.
Lost Bubble - seems to be a bubble popping game, like Bust-A-Move.
Cafeland - cafe simulator
Marketland - grocery store simulator
GoodGameStudios (playable on their main website without Facebook as well) have some of their games in Swedish.
There are also FB application pages for cell phone games that at least have their information page in Swedish, like this one and this one (shows if your FB site language is set to Swedish), but I can’t say whether the actual games are in Swedish or not since I don’t own a smartphone.
Ebooks and audiobooks also exist, here are some free ebooks in Swedish for example:
Often you can quite literally just type a word in Swedish, add “.se” or “.nu” to the end, and you’ll find some kind of website for it (or just put it into Google). Some examples:
recept.se (recipes), svenskmjolk.se (swedish milk), blogg.se (blogs), mat.se (food - in this case grocery shopping)
There you go. Completely unnecessary and a huge waste of time to fumble through textbooks and textbook vocabulary. The only difference between simplified speech and more advanced speech is basically that advanced speech has more vocabulary, the grammar is the same. This method works just fine with Swedish because the grammar is so simple, but for more difficult languages it would not work as well.