Swedish Language, Culture and Society I

This course is not offered.

Please see http://edu.mau.se/en/ for our current offerings.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the department, see Contact.

 

Summary

Admission requirements

The special prerequisite for this course, besides basic eligibility for university studies, is fieldeligibility 6: Civics A and English B. Applicants are exempted from the Civics A requirement.

Selection:

credits 32% final grades 34% national university aptitude test 34%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2012, autumn 2011

Course Code:
SV211S revision 6
Swedish name:
Svenska för internationella studenter - språk, kultur och samhällsliv I
Level of specialisation
G1N
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
28 September 2007
Date of ratification:
05 April 2011
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
01 September 2011
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
29 November 2010

Advancement in relation to the degree requirements

Independent course: may form part of a Swedish degree.

Entry requirements

The special prerequisite for this course, besides basic eligibility for university studies, is fieldeligibility 6: Civics A and English B. Applicants are exempted from the Civics A requirement.

Learning outcomes

The course is aimed at international students and seeks to provide them with elementary knowledge and skills in the Swedish language, especially oral skills, as well as a basic introduction to Swedish society and culture.

Knowledge and understanding
After finishing the course, the student:

  • can show basic knowledge and understanding of Swedish society and culture;
  • can show basic knowledge of Swedish phonetics and the structure of Swedish grammar and

Applying knowledge and understanding
After finishing the course, the student:

  • is able to use Swedish orally in everyday contexts and can apply therein their knowledge of Swedish grammar and phonetics;
  • can demonstrate an understanding of basic spoken Swedish in everyday contexts;
  • can show ability to use basic Swedish writing in everyday contexts and
  • can reflect upon the basic grammatical structure of Swedish;

Making judgments and communication skills
After finishing the course, the student:

  • can, based on their understanding and awareness of the structure and function of Swedish, continue to develop their knowledge of the language independently.

Assessments

Module I (3 credits)
Module I is assessed through a written exam (2 credits) and an oral assessment (1 credit).

Module II (7 credits)
Students' oral ability is tested through 3 oral assessments (3 credits)
Module II is concluded with a written exam (3 credits). In addition students will be required to write a book report (1 credit).

Oral examination are graded Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Re-sit examinations:
Students who do not pass the regular course exams have the minimum of two re-sit opportunities. Re-sits follow the same form as the original exams.

Course content

Course content
The course is divided in two modules: 3+7 credits. Both modules contain:

Speaking and Listening:
- Simple oral communication
- Listening comprehension
- Pronunciation

Writing:
- Simple Texts
- Knowledge of Words and Phrases
- Grammar
- The Structure and Function of Language

Reading
- Simple Texts
- Vocabulary
- The Structure and Function of Language
- A book of Fiction (Swedish Author)

Culture and Society:
- In addition to the language tuition, there will be a number of lectures in English during which Swedish society and culture are presented and discussed.

Progression is achieved through the integration of the separate components. Focus is placed throughout on daily life/student life in Sweden.

Learning activities

Learning activities include both skills training and procurement of knowledge. In addition to imparting knowledge, the teaching will introduce students to Swedish society.

Teaching is carried out in the form of lectures, lessons, seminars, practical exercises (both individually and in groups), role-plays, dialogues and discussions. Films, literature and music are used as a basis for discussion.

Additional learning activities are self-study and writing. The method of working is process oriented, thus there will be a number of written assignments.

Students have access to Malmö University s computers and language laboratory in order to improve their skills.

Grading system

Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with Distinction (VG).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Lagerberg, R. & Randecker, E. 2010: Sweden - Up North, Down to Earth. Svenska institutet.

Levy Scherrer, P. & Lindemalm, K. 2007: Rivstart A1 + A2. Textbok + Övningsbok. Natur & Kultur.

A children's book (by a Swedish author)

Additional material such as newspaper articles and the like may be introduced in the course, but no more than 200 pages.

Films and music are supplied by the teacher.

Course evaluation

All students are offered an opportunity to give oral or written feedback at the end of the course. A summary of the results will be made available on the school's web-pages.

The students are also given a possibility to offer oral feedback during the course.

Student participation takes place through the course council and through direct discussion regarding the different elements of the course.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the Language and Linguistics.

Further information

Lisa Bjernhager, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657107
Anita Marttila, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6657345