General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to introduce the basic elements of written and spoken communication, to train the student in language correctness, business communication and the specific language of his/her own vocational branch.

Learning outcomes

The student is able to use his/her mother tongue correctly in different communication situations. He/she is familiar with basic business communication and can independently produce documents related to his/her own vocational branch. He/she is aware of the importance of life long learning to improve his/her mother tongue.

Course contents

Written Communication, Commercial Vocabulary, Vocational Vocabulary, Information Retrieval, Meeting Technicalities, Literature

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Swedish as mother tongue

Previous course names

Swedish, 2 cr

Additional information

More detailed programme for the course will be presented during the first lesson. Information Retrieval is a compulsory part of the course.

Recommended or required reading

Lehrer, S. 1998 or newer version. Affärsbrev. Reuter, M. 2003. Översättning och språkriktighet. Svenska Skrivregler. Literature from a separate list.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 60 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 15 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 9 hours
  • Individual studies - 44 hours
  • - 5 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 49 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 84 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)

The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: ...


Löfhjelm-Bergström Katarina


Stolt Kerstin

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Detaljerad tidtabell och utförligt kursprogram presenteras vid det första närundervisningstillfället. Detialed timetable to be distributed during the first lesson.

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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