Swedish Language, Culture and Society I

Summary

Admission requirements

General entry requirements + English 6

Selection:

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

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2021, autumn 2020

Course Code:
AK309E revision 1
Swedish name:
Svenska och svensk kultur och samhälle I
Level of specialisation
G1N
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
19 February 2020
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Education and Society
Enforcement date:
31 August 2020

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English 6

Purpose

The aim of the course is to develop the student´s with elementary knowledge of and skills in the Swedish language as well as a basic introduction to Swedish society and culture.

Contents

The course builds a simple vocabulary and basic grammatical parts for oral and written weekday communication and - production in Swedish. The course also contains reading of short, simple texts. Learning activities include both skills training and procurement of knowledge. In all parts, the Swedish everyday life /the student life stands in focus.
In addition to what is brought up in the language instruction Swedish culture and Swedish social life will be presented and discussed in a number of lectures in English.
After finishing the course, the student will have a knowledge of Swedish that corresponds to Level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference scale (CEFR).

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student:

  • can use mastered a basic vocabulary of commonplace Swedish words and phrases;
  • can read and understand texts in very simple Swedish;
  • can write short, very simple texts about themselves and their daily lives in Swedish;
  • can demonstrate mastery of the most basic grammatical constructions in Swedish;
  • can talk about themselves and their daily lives in Swedish using very simple sentences and phrases;
  • can participate in discussions about everyday topics in very simple Swedish
  • can demonstrate the ability to understand very simple spoken Swedish and;
  • can describe basic aspects of Swedish social and cultural life.

Learning activities

Learning activities are lectures, seminars, practical exercises (both individual and in groups), role-plays, dialogues and discussions. Other Learning activities are independent studies and writing. The student will practice practical language skills through web-based material, for example the Swedish Institute's beginner's course Learning Swedish.

Assessments

Written Sit-in Exam, 3 credits. The exam examines learning outcomes 1-4. The exam takes place in the middle of the course.
Written Sit-in Exam, 4 credits. The exam examines learning outcomes 1-4. The exam takes place in the end of the course.
Oral Exam,1 credits. The exam examines learning outcomes 5-7.
Written Take-Home Exam, 1 credits. The exam examines learning outcome 8. The exam takes place in the middle of the course.
Written Take-Home Exam, 1 credits. The exam examines learning outcome 8. The exam takes place in the end of the course.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Levy Scherrer, Paula & Karl Lindemalm. (Senaste upplagan). Rivstart A1 + A2. Svenska som främmande språk. Textbok. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur (240 s).
Levy Scherrer, Paula & Karl Lindemalm. (Senast upplagan). Rivstart A1 + A2. Svenska som främmande språk. Övningsbok. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur. (192 s).
The material for culture and social life will be distributed
by the teacher.
Additional material may be introduced by the teacher but no more than 100 pages.

Course evaluation

All students are given the opportunity to complete a written evaluation at the end of the course, and a summary of the results will be made available.

Students may also offer oral feedback during the course.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Education and Society at the Centre of Academic Learning.

Further information

Anita Marttila, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6657345

Application

14 September 2020 - 13 December 2020 Evenings 33% Malmö Application code: mau-06150

National application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 13000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 13000 SEK

Open for late application

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20 September 2021 - 16 January 2022 Evenings 33% Malmö