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Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:34

Course Overview

This course follows on SN2002.  In addition to building vocabulary and confidence, you will learn to use the passive mood as well as practise classic Swedish dilemmas, such as “tycker”, “tänker”, “tror” and “känner”.  You will also read a book in Swedish and write a book review.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
  • Mrs Anna Bokedal

Qualification Prerequisites


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Course Description

Written and spoken Scandinavian language. Introduction to  cultural phenomena. Reading passages. Writing exercises. Translation exercises. Role play. Dialogue. Readings and discussions about Scandinavian culture.

This course follows on SN2002. Apart from continuing to build vocabulary and confidence, we will also learn to use the passive mood (e.g. “the book is written” or “the murderer was arrested”) and the past participle (“the arrested murderer”) as well as practise classic Swedish dilemmas, such as “tycker”, “tänker”, “tror” and “känner”. Subject to mutual agreement, you will read a book in Swedish and write a book review. In the end of the course, we will discuss job hunting. There are four compulsory seminars each week, with active practise and cultural elements interspersed.

Further Information & Notes

If you have previous knowledge of Swedish, please contact the course tutor Mrs Anna Bokedal for an assessment of which course is the most suitable for you.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Scandinavian Studies Joint

Contact Teaching Time

38 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1 two-hour written examination (60%); in-course assessment: written exercises (20%), class test (10%) and oral skills (10%).
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Four written assessments, in weeks 3, 6, 8 and 11.


Assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and workshop participation is also given.

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