Beginner Studies in Swedish for International Students I

7.5 Credits
First Cycle
School of Language, Literatures and Learning
Subject field
Swedish as a Second Language (SSA)
Group of Subjects
Swedish as a Second Language
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
No main field of study1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 22 June 2022.
This syllabus is valid from 22 June 2022.

Learning Outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to introduce students to the Swedish language. On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • apply their elementary perceptual and productive skills in Swedish in simple, predictable situations
  • use basic principles of pronunciation in Swedish in a satisfactory way
  • master elementary basic Swedish vocabulary
  • demonstrate ability to apply Swedish elementary grammar structure
  • convey a message in an uncomplicated communication situation, in speech and writing
  • reflect on their own language learning
  • ask simple questions in simple Swedish.

Course Content

The course is communication-oriented with some basic linguistic concepts, focusing on the university environment and the society outside. The course gives a general view of basic Swedish vocabulary, its elementary morphology and syntax. Furthermore, the distinctive features of the Swedish prosody are brought up and the pronunciation is practiced during the course. The students are given opportunities to practice perceptual and productive abilities, for example by participating in a simple conversation and write short texts. The course contains some information on Swedish culture, such as Swedish customs and traditions.


  • Active participation in seminars
  • Oral presentations
  • Written assignments
  • Written examination

Forms of Study

Lectures, seminars and exercises. The languages of instruction are Swedish and English.


The Swedish grades U–VG.

Reporting of grades:
  • Seminars, Presentations, Assignments, Written Examination - 7,5 hp


  • General entry requirements and English 6

Other Information

This course is for Erasmus students.

Replaces course code SS1060.