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Swedish in Business (foreign students)

Swedish in Business (foreign students)

Code: SWE4RB003
Extent: 3 cr
Timing: 5. semester
Language: English
Level: A2
Type: mandatory

Level A2. Basic business Swedish. A mandatory course for non-native students of Haaga campus. Requires completion of Swedish for Hospitality and Tourism Industry or equivalent.

Learning outcomes
After successful completion of the course student will enhance her/his understanding in Swedish language in everyday working life situations. Student will also develop more tools to manage in varied business situations in Swedish.

Course contents                                                                             
Grammar accuracy (e.g. verbforms, possessive pronouns, comparison of adjectives)
Filling out forms.
Meeting customers
Product presentations and selling
Giving short speeches for special purposes
Telephone Swedish

Cooperation with the business community and other organisations
Not applicable

Teaching and learning methods
Classroom and e-learning environment: 48h                                   
Independent workload: 32 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL  (in Finnish AHOT)
Student may be eligible for course credits on the basis of recognition of prior learning. Acquisition of credits requires earlier academic studies or required skills through non-formal learning. Student may also demonstrate her/his skills in a skills test to show language proficiency in working life-related written and oral communication. Tests will be evaluated on a scale of 0-5.

Teachers with the main responsibility for the course
Sirpa Kajarinne, Haaga

Course materials
Levy Scherrer, Paula & Lindemalm, Karl. 2007. Rivstart A1 + A2. Textbook and exercise book. Natur & Kultur, Stockholm. Chapters 9-12.

Written exam 50 %
Active participation 30 %
Written and spoken assignments 20 %

The assessment of one’s own learning does not influence the 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 online in WinhaOpaali.

Assessment criteria

Grade 1
The student has basic skills to communicate in simple business situations in Swedish in written and oral context. The student has a basic command of the key words and phrases in business communication. Regarding content, structure and grammar, messages are simpler but mostly understandable

Grade 3
The student has a good command of basic business situations in Swedish in written and oral context. The student is able to produce adequate language in business terms which is grammatically mostly correct. Student can manage independently both in oral and written situations.

Grade 5
The student has a solid command of basic business communication in Swedish in written and oral context. The student is able to use business vocabulary in a varied way and is able to apply the skills in working life. The student produces fluent and grammatically correct language which is appropriate in style and context.