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 II; SV212S/SV212L/AK305E
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 knowledge and skills in the Swedish language and expand knowledge about Swedish Culture and Society.
The course improve knowledge in Swedish language including a high frequent vocabulary and grammatical parts for oral and written weekday communication and production in Swedish. The course also contains reading of coherent 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 high frequent Swedish words and phrases
read and understand coherent texts in simple Swedish
write coherent texts in simple Swedish
demonstrate and apply grammatical rules in Swedish
participate in conversations about known and less known subjects in simple Swedish
understand the main content in spoken Swedish
orally reproduce occurrences, opinions, explanations in Swedish
describe aspects of Swedish social and cultural life.
After finishing the course, the student will have a knowledge in Swedish that corresponds to 50% of Level B1 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, process writing and other forms of writing.
Exam 2: Written Sit-in Exam,6 credits. The exam examines learning outcomes 1-4.
Exam 3: Written Assignment, 2 credits. The exam examines learning outcome 8.
The grades of Oral examination and Written Assignment 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
Fasth, Cecilia & Kannermark, Anita (2017). Form i fokus B with key. Lund: Folkuniversitets förlag. (ca 200 s)
Levy Scherrer, Paula & Lindemalm, Karl (latest edition). Rivstart A1 + A2. Textbok. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur. (70 s)
Levy Scherrer, Paula & Lindemalm, Karl (latest edition). Rivstart A1 + A2. Övningsbok. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur. (70 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.
Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).
If a course is no longer offered, or has undergone significant changes, the students must be offered two opportunities for re-examination based on the syllabus that applied at the time of registration, for a period of one year after the changes have been implemented.
If a student has a Learning support decision, the examiner has the right to provide the student with an adapted test, or to allow the student to take the exam in a different format. The syllabus is a translation of a Swedish source text.