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Swedish for beginners 2 (foreign students)

Swedish for beginners 2 (foreign students)

Code:  SWE8HA004
Extent:  3 ECTS (81h)
Timing:  Year 1-3
Language:  Swedish and English
Level:  Language studies, language level A1/A2
Type:  Free elective

Prerequisites
The student has completed the course Swedish for Beginners 1/ Basics of Swedish or equivalent.

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student
- has extended his/her Swedish vocabulary of everyday and working life
- shows ability to communicate in easy accommodation, foodservice and tourism industry situations both orally and in writing
- is able to use the Swedish language in presenting Finland as a tourist destination
- uses more complex grammatical structures and sentences

Course contents
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 customer service and sales situations in the accommodation, foodservice and tourism industry

Cooperation with the business community and other organisations
Not applicable

International
Nordic perspective to the course contents

Teaching and learning methods
Classroom learning:
Lectures and Examination 48 h
Self-studies 32 h
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

The course includes oral and written exercises as well as independent studies outside classroom learning. Active participation, written assignments and exams are compulsory.

Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL  (in Finnish AHOT)
Students may demonstrate their command of the aims and contents of the course obtained through nonformal and/or informal learning by taking part in the APL procedure. In such cases, evaluation on the 0-5 scale is based on a written test (50%) and an oral test (50 %).

Teachers with the main responsibility for the course
Anna Sarajas-Zino

Course materials
Levy Scherrerband, P. & Lindemalm, K. 2007. Rivstart A1+ A2 textbook and exercise book.  Natur och kultur. Chapters 5-8.

Assessment
Examination 60%
Active participation in class 20%
Independent studies and exercises 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 slightly enlarged and deepened his/her knowledge (vocabulary/structures and culture) about the elementary structures of Swedish.
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.

Grade 3
The student has enlarged and deepened his/her knowledge (vocabulary/structures and culture) about the elementary structures of Swedish.
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.

Grade 5
The student has considerably enlarged and deepened his/her knowledge (vocabulary/structures and culture) about the elementary structures of Swedish.
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.