UA / Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U)
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Faculty of Education and Society
General entry requirements + English 6
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 develop elementary knowledge and skills in the Swedish language as well as a basic introduction to Swedish society and culture.
The course builds a simple vocabulary and basic grammatical parts for oral and written weekday communication and - production in Swedish. The course also contains reading of short, simple texts. In all parts, the Swedish everyday life /the student life stands in focus. In addition to what is brought up in the language instruction Swedish culture and Swedish social life will be presented and discussed in English.
After finishing the course, the student will have a knowledge of Swedish that corresponds to Level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference scale (CEFR).
Upon completion of the course, the student can:
1. use a basic vocabulary of commonplace Swedish words and phrases
2. read and understand texts in very simple Swedish
3. write short, very simple texts about themselves and their daily lives in Swedish
4. demonstrate mastery of the most basic grammatical constructions in Swedish
5 talk about themselves and their daily lives in Swedish using very simple sentences and phrases
6. participate in discussions about everyday topics in very simple Swedish
7. demonstrate the ability to understand very simple spoken Swedish
8. describe basic aspects of Swedish social and cultural life.
Learning activities are lectures, practical exercises - both individual and in groups- , role-plays, dialogues and discussions. Other Learning activities are independent studies and writing. The student will practice practical language skills through web-based material, for example the Swedish Institute's beginner's course Learning Swedish.
Exam 1: Written Sit-in Exam, 3 credits. The exam examines learning outcomes 1-4. The exam takes place in the middle of the course.
Exam 2: Written Sit-in Exam, 3 credits. The exam examines learning outcomes 1-4. The exam takes place in the end of the course.