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Swedish for Beginners 1

Swedish for Beginners 1

Code: SWE8LF002
Extent: 6 ECTS (156 h)
Timing: Semester 3
Language: Swedish and English
Level: Language studies, A1
Type: Free-choice studies

Prerequisites

No previous studies of or knowledge of Swedish required.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • can manage orally in everyday basic situations (to give basic information about oneself and ask simple questions)
  • can understand and use familiar expressions and basic phrases in everyday situations and can write a short and simple text
  • is familiar with basic Swedish cultural aspects in everyday and working life
  • has reached the language level A1 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR

Course contents

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the basics of the Swedish language and culture. The student learns to use everyday vocabulary and phrases.

  • Pronunciation
  • Greetings
  • Small talk phrases
  • Introducing oneself
  • Numbers, prices and time expressions
  • Basic writing skills
  • Swedish culture

Cooperation with the business community

Real business based examples and cases.

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
Oral and written exercises
Listening comprehension
Structural exercises
Role-playing and learning games
CDs, DVDs, Internet
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Not applicable.

Teachers with the main responsibility of the course

Anna Kimberley

Course materials

Rivstart A1+ A2 textbook and exercise book. Paula Levy Scherrerband and Karl Lindemalm. Natur och kultur 2007. Chapters 1-7.

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 basic knowledge of the elementary structures of Swedish. The student knows well the 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. The student can manage well orally in basic everyday situations. Can well produce short and mostly simple texts. The student can fully manage orally in basic everyday situations. The student can produce short and simple and partly more demanding texts.
Competence The student has reached the language level A1 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. The student can fairly understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases. The student can understandably introduce him/herself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. 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 A1 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. The student can  understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases quite well. The student can introduce him/herself and others well and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. 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 A1 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. The student can very well understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases. The student can introduce him/herself and others very well and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. The student can very well interact in a simple way provided the other person talks 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

Assessment scale 1-5
2 examinations (mid-term and final) 80%
Active participation in class 20%

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.