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Catch up Swedish

Catch up Swedish

Code: SWE8LF001
Extent: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Timing: Semester 1
Language: Swedish, English and Finnish
Level: Language studies, B1
Type: Free-choice studies

Prerequisites

Recommended for students who have not passed the Swedish level test.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • is able to make use of basic grammar.
  • is familiar with everyday language.
  • is able to express her-/himself orally and in writing in everyday situations.
  • understands everyday texts and speech.

Course contents

  • Basic grammar
  • Repetition of vocabulary
  • Texts with contents from everyday life
  • Texts related to studies and work life

Cooperation with the business community

Real business based examples and cases
Guest speakers/ company visits

International dimension

International and global business approach to course themes and topics, contributions by multinational student groups and company co-operations.

Teaching and learning methods

Contact lessons
Independent studies
Pair and group assignments
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Not applicable.

Teacher with the main responsibility for the course

Marit Keränen

Course material

Gå med vinst. 2014. EDITA. S. Hanska-Aare, M. Keränen, K. Lehtoviita & M. Pirttilä
Material provided by the teacher
Newspaper articles
Internet

Assessment criteria

Grade/Learning Outcomes

1 (Min. 40%
competence level)
3 (Min. 70%
competence level)
5 (Min. 90%
competence level)
Knowledge The student has limited knowledge about the elementary structures of Swedish. The student is familiar with the most basic vocabulary of everyday life and his/her close environment. The student has limited knowledge about the elementary structures of Swedish. The student is familiar with the most basic vocabulary of everyday life and his/her close environment. The student knows the elementary structures of Swedish very well. The student is fully familiar with the vocabulary of everyday life and his/her close environment.
Skills The student can fairly manage orally in basic everyday situations. The student can fairly produce short and simple texts related to everyday life. The student can manage quite well orally in basic everyday situations. Can well produce short and mostly simple texts related to everyday life. The student can fully manage orally in basic everyday situations. The student can produce short and simple texts related to everyday life and partly produce more demanding texts.
Competence The student has reached the language level A2-B1 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. The student can  understand and use very basic everyday expressions and phrases. The student can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks very slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student has reached the language level A2-B1
of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. The student can  understand and use familiar everyday expressions and phrases. The student can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks quite slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. The student shows good service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.
The student has reached the language level A2-B1 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. The student can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and phrases very well. The student can very well interact in a simple way provided the other person talks quite slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. The student shows excellent service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.

Modes of assessment and their weights

Examination 80%
Written assignments (the assignments have to be completed before the exam) 20%
Assessment scale 1-5

The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an E-form.