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SN1003: SWEDISH 1 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 19:55

Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
  • Mrs Anna Bokedal

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • SN1002 Scandinavian Language (Swedish) 1 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

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.

Further Information & Notes

This course is designed for beginners to Swedish and is not available to native speakers. If you have any previous knowledge of Swedish, please contact the course tutor Mrs Anna Bokedal for an assessment of which course is suitable for you. 
This course is available as part of a Sustained Study programme.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Assessment 1st attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%); in-course assessment (30%)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Weekly formative assessments of different aspects of written Scandinavian language.


Written and/or verbal feedback is given on all assessments. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral classes.

Course Learning Outcomes


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