The course takes place in period

3 (2021-01-01 to 2021-03-21)


General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give the student basic knowledge of the Swedish language and how to use it in everyday situations. The aim is furthermore to acquaint the student with Swedish and Nordic culture,customs and geography.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to -cope in routine everyday situations (orally) -master the Swedish alphabet and the basics of the Swedish pronunciation. -write simple messages (e.g. filling in one's personal data on a form) -form simple declarative sentences and questions in the present tense both orally and in writing. -understand simple statements about himself/herself (reading comprehension). -grasp the essential information in simple texts which deal with everyday life (reading comprehension). -understand words and expressions about himself/herself and his/her local environment when the interlocutor is speaking slowly

Course contents

Basic structures of the language, pronunciation and vocabulary. Culture and the Nordic countries.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None. The level for this course is CEFR A1.1.

Additional information

Attendance in classes is compulsory at all time.

Recommended or required reading

We use the book: Vi ses! Svenska för nybörjare. By: Keränen, Lindroos & Peltola 2018, Otava. Available for example here: 9789511310600 The book includes dialogues and exercises and is used both in the first and the second course in Swedish. Get the book before the first lecture!

Study activities

  • Lectures - 55 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

Attendance is mandatory (at least 75% in order to attend the exams), because we practice pronunciation, interaction and your spoken skills during the lectures. To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: The course grade is based on: Written exam 50% Oral test 25% Active participation and assignments 25%


Huldén Barbara


Huldén Barbara

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2020-12-24 to 2021-01-20

Assessment methods

Date of examination will be announced later - Exams

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