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Further development in spoken and written Swedish


Swedish for International Students 3

7.5 credits

Autumn / Spring



This course aims to further develop your skills in spoken and written Swedish skills, and to increase your vocabulary. It includes a range of texts about Swedish life and organisations. The course improves your fluency and pronunciation and expands your knowledge of Sweden’s culture and social life.

This course is only open for exchange students.

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Helpful knowledge for your time in Sweden After this course you will have developed a basic vocabulary and knowledge of the Swedish language, which provide a good basis for further development. You can apply for the courses that follow this one if you want to further improve your knowledge and understanding. Gaining some proficiency in Swedish will not only make life easier while you are in Sweden, but may provide insights into the differences and similarities between different languages and cultures. This understanding and intercultural competence is something that will be beneficial throughout your life, both professionally and at home. Read about research in this subject
Understanding and producing a higher level of Swedish On this course, you will further develop your spoken and written Swedish skills, and to expand your vocabulary. You will read and summarise different types of texts, increasing your knowledge of Swedish life and organisations, and improving fluency and pronunciation through oral presentations. You will also learn more about and reflect on Swedish culture and social life. Course design The course is seminar-based and is assessed through your participation in the seminars, written and oral assignments and a written take-home exam at the end of the course.
A key to building bridges Moving to another country to live or study can be disorienting, but learning a few words of the local language can help you find your feet more quickly. While in Sweden, it is helpful to learn at least a few everyday expressions and numbers to help you when shopping or ordering food. One key to understanding culture is language, so knowledge of Swedish can also open the door to understanding Swedish culture and everyday habits, especially as you become more proficient in the language.