Swedish Language, Culture and Society III

Summary

This course is designed to provide students with basic skills in the Swedish language. It covers such aspects as the structure and function of the language, words and phrases, simple oral communication, listening comprehension, and elementary reading texts. In addition, there will be a basic introduction to Swedish culture and society; this will be achieved partly by means of a number of lectures in English.
Eligibility test is going to be arrange before course start.

Admission requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: SV212S/SV212L Swedish Language, Culture and Society II.
In addition applicants must have basic eligibility for university studies in Sweden.

Selection:

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

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2017, autumn 2016, autumn 2015, spring 2015, autumn 2014, spring 2014, autumn 2013, spring 2013, autumn 2012

Course Code:
SV213L revision 1.1
Swedish name:
Svenska för internationella studenter - språk, kultur och samhällsliv III
Level of specialisation
G1N
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
26 February 2015
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
31 August 2015
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
05 September 2012

Entry requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: SV212S/SV212L Swedish Language, Culture and Society II.
In addition applicants must have basic eligibility for university studies in Sweden.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

Independent course.

Purpose

The course is aimed at international students and seeks to develop further their knowledge of and skills in the Swedish language as well as to expand their awareness and understanding of Swedish society and culture.

Contents

The course is based on earlier knowledge with a basis vocabulary and continued 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 stands/the student life in focus.
In addition to what is brought up in the language instruction be presented and discussed Swedish culture and Swedish social life in a number of lectures in English.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students:
- will have mastered a vocabulary of frequently occurring Swedish words and phrases;
- can read and understand simple, connected texts in Swedish;
- can write simple, connected texts in Swedish;
- can verbally reflect events, opinions, statements, etc. in Swedish by connecting sentences and phrases in a simple way
- can participate in discussions about both familiar and less familiar topics in simple Swedish
- can demonstrate the ability to understand the gist of standard spoken Swedish;
- can demonstrate both awareness of the rules relating to the structure of Swedish and the ability to apply them; and
- can describe aspects of Swedish social and cultural life.
After finishing the course, students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of Swedish that approximately corresponds to 50% of Level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference scale (CEFR).

Learning activities

Learning activities are lectures, lessons, skills training, role plays, conversation and discussion.

Assessments

2 Oral examinations of 1,5 credits each (total 3 credits)
1 written examination in the middle (2 credits) and
1 written examination in the end of the course (3 credits)
1 written report (1 credit)

Culture and Society, written report (1 credit)

The grades of Oral examinations and Culture and Society is Pass/Fail (G/U)

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.

Grading system

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

Course literature and other teaching materials


Levy Scherrer, P, Lindemalm, K Rivstart A1 + A2 Textbok latest edition: Natur och Kultur

Levy Scherrer, P, Lindemalm, K Rivstart A1 + A2 Övningsbok latest edition: Natur och Kultur

A fictional book in Swedish and by a Swedish author is chosen in consultation with the teacher.

Material for Culture and Society will be distributed by the class teacher.

Additional [photocopied] material may be introduced by the teacher but no more than 100 pages. i

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.

Student participation is exercised through the course council and through direct discussion regarding the different course components.

Contact

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

Further information

Anita Marttila, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-66 57345

Application

18 September 2017 - 16 December 2018 Evenings 33% Malmö Application code: mah-73119

National application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 14000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 14000 SEK

Open for late application

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