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Swedish for Beginners 2

Swedish for Beginners 2

Code: SWE8LF003
Extent: 3 ECTS (81 h)
Timing: Semester 4
Language: Swedish and English
Level: Language studies, language level A1/A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR
Type: Free-choice studies

Prerequisites

The student has completed the course Swedish for Beginners 1 or equivalent.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student

  • has extended his/her Swedish vocabulary of everyday and working life
  • uses more complex grammatical structures and sentences
  • manages more demanding situations in Swedish

Course content

It's a pre-intermediate course for those who have some very basic knowledge of Swedish and want to take the language skills even further. The aim of the course is to increase the Swedish vocabulary, practice common grammatical structures (e.g. verb inflection for tenses, noun and adjective inflection, pronouns and word order) as well as practice pronunciation and conversation in basic Swedish. The course includes written and oral exercises as well as cultural issues about Swedish culture in Sweden as well as in Finland.

Teaching and learning methods

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

Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

Not applicable.

Teacher 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 8-13.

Assessment criteria

Grade/Learning Outcomes

1 (Min. 40%
competence level)
3 (Min. 70%
competence level)
5 (Min. 90%
competence level)
Knowledge The student has slightly enlarged and deepened his/her knowledge (vocabulary/structures and culture) about the elementary structures of Swedish. The student has enlarged and deepened his/her knowledge (vocabulary/structures and culture) about the elementary structures of Swedish. The student has considerably enlarged and deepened his/her knowledge (vocabulary/structures and culture) about the elementary structures of Swedish.

Skills

The student has developed an acceptable capacity to speak Swedish. He/she has fairly enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life. He/she has acceptably developed the capacity of reading and writing Swedish texts related to everyday life. The student has developed a good capacity to speak Swedish. He/she has generally enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life. He/she has generally developed the capacity of reading and writing Swedish texts related to everyday life. The student has developed an excellent capacity to speak Swedish. He/she has very well enlarged the elementary structures and the vocabulary of everyday life. He/she has considerably developed the capacity of reading and writing Swedish texts related to everyday life.
Competence The student has reached language level A1-A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/She can fairly understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, employment). He/she can acceptably communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. The student can produce the most simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student has reached language level A1-A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/She can well understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, employment). He/she can generally communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. He/she can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. The student shows good service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student has reached language level A2 of the Common European framework of reference for languages CEFR. He/She can very well understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, employment). He/she can fully communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. He/she can produce simple and partly more advanced connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. The student shows excellent service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.

Modes of assessment and their weights

Examination 80%
Interactive participation 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.