Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 19:55
Sweden is the largest Scandinavian country and is known for e.g. technology (from dynamite to Skype), culture (from vikings to Abba and Stieg Larsson), tourism (from snowy mountains to red cottages) and politics and society (from UN to corporate social responsibility).
By learning Swedish you acquire a new language, but maybe also a new way of thinking, and an interesting twist to your CV.
Teaching in this course is interactive and you will learn to communicate in a friendly environment by practising to listen, speak, read and write (and why not sing?) and also get some cultural insight.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
This course is an intensive language course and you will learn Swedish by actually using it. Swedish is one of the Scandinavian languages. The course aims to introduce the fundamentals of the grammar and a basic working vocabulary of Swedish, and to give extensive practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking, so that by the end of the course you will be able to communicate at European language level A1. You will learn to interact in both dialogues and written language, and also get some cultural insight.
Each week you have four classes: three seminars and one small group tutorial where we get extra practice with material previously covered in the seminars.
The course is designed to give you a sound foundation in Swedish, enabling you to progress to Swedish 2 and thereafter to Swedish 3 and 4.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Assessment 1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%); in-course assessment (30%)
Weekly formative assessments of different aspects of written Scandinavian language.