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An introduction to Swedish language, climate and geography
Swedish for International Students 1
HT2019 / VT2020
The aim of this course is to provide you with basic knowledge of Swedish, with a focus on spoken language. The course is an introduction to Swedish grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, as well as to some aspects of Swedish society and Sweden’s climate and geography.
This course is now only open for exchange students. For information about how to apply to courses at Södertörn University as an exchange student, please read more here.
En plats för nyfikenhet och ambitioner med utbildningar som förbereder för framtiden.
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
Basic knowledge of Swedish language, society and culture The purpose of this course is to provide you with basic knowledge of Swedish, with a focus on spoken language, and to introduce you to Swedish grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. You will also learn about some aspects of Swedish society and Sweden’s climate and geography. 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.