Svenska för internationella studenter - språk, kultur och samhällsliv II
UA / Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U)
Language of instruction
Faculty of Education and Society
Syllabus approval date
Syllabus valid from
General entry requirements + English 6 and completed course
Swedish Language, Culture and Society; SV211S/SV211L/AK304E/ AK309E
Swedish for exchange students: Beginner II;
Swedish Language, Culture and Society 1B
Swedish for exchange students, intermediate;
equivalent knowledge in Swedish tested by an eligibility test.
No main field.
Progression level in relation to degree requirements
The course can normally be a part of a first-cycle qualification.
The aim of the course is to further develop elementary knowledge and skills in the Swedish language as well as expand knowledge about Swedish Culture and Society.
The course develops a simple vocabulary and basic grammatical parts for oral and written weekday communication and - production in Swedish. The course also contains reading of simple texts. In all parts, the Swedish everyday life /the student life stands in focus. In addition to the language instruction Swedish culture and Swedish social life will be presented and discussed in several lectures in English.
Upon completion of the course, the student can:
use a vocabulary of commonplace Swedish words and phrases
read and understand texts in simple Swedish
write short, simple texts in Swedish
demonstrate mastery of basic grammatical constructions in simple Swedish
talk about their daily lives in Swedish using very simple sentences and phrases
participate in discussions about everyday topics in simple Swedish
demonstrate the ability to understand simple spoken Swedish
describe basic aspects of Swedish social and cultural life.
After finishing the course, the student will have a knowledge in Swedish that corresponds to 75% of Level A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference scale (CEFR).
Learning activities are lectures, practical exercises - both individual and in groups-, role-plays, dialogues and discussions. Other learning activities are independent studies and writing.
Exam 2: Written Sit-in Exam, 6 credits. The exam examines learning outcomes 1-4.
Exam 3: Written Take-Home Exam, 2 credits. The exam examines learning outcome 8.
The grades of Oral examination and Written Take-home exam is Pass/Fail (G/U)
Grading criteria for the course are announced by the course director in the beginning of the course.
For all assessments, the basis must be such that individual performance can be distinguished.
Course literature and other study material
Levy Scherrer, Paula & Lindemalm, Karl (Senaste upplagan). Rivstart A1 + A2. Textbok. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur. (80 s)
Levy Scherrer, Paula & Lindemalm, Karl (Senaste upplagan). Rivstart A1 + A2. Övningsbok. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur. (80 s)
Material for Swedish culture and Swedish social life will be distributed by the teacher.
Additional material may be introduced but no more than 100 pages.
The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University.
The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).