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 language, to train the student in language correctness, scientific writing, and the language of his/her own vocational branch.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to use his/her native language correctly in different communication situations. He/she has a basic knowledge of how to write scientifically with references and can independently produce documents related to his/her branch. He/she is aware of the importance of life long learning to improve his/her language.

Course contents

Written communication, Vocabulary, Information Retrieval, Meeting Technicalities, Literature and Language Correctness

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Upper secondary school Swedish (native language) or similar knowledge of the language

Previous course names

Swedish 1 and 2 before August 2005

Additional information

Detailed timetable to be distributed during the introduction. Information Retrieval is a compulsory part of the course.

Recommended or required reading

Reuter, Mikael 2003 Översättning och språkriktighet. Helsingfors: Svenska Språktjänst Ab

Svenska skrivregler 2003 Svenska språknämnden. Andra upplagan. Stockholm : Liber

Material distributed by the teacher.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 3 hours
  • Exercise based learning - 25 hours
  • Tuition managed by students but supervised by the teacher - 15 hours
  • Individual studies - 70 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 70 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 63 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Reports and productions


Löfhjelm-Bergström Katarina


Lindroos Camilla

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2010-07-31

The timetable of the course

Tidtabellen delas ut då kursen börjar och finns tillgänglig i ARBS.

Assessment methods

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

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