Swedish

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LN9001

Swedish Language Level 1
 
​Pre-requisite ​Academic Units Tutorials​
​No previous study of the language ​3 ​36 hours
Objective
 

The course aims to enable students to improve both their ability to communicate and their linguistic competence in Swedish. A balance of receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) skills are developed through communicative classes and self‐study. All courses will give an insight into the country’s culture and society in a global context. How to study a language and various transferable skills are also part of the course.

Synopsis

This 36-hour course introduces students to the Swedish language and provides them with the basic tools to communicate in that language. In addition, they will be introduced to various facets of Scandinavian and Nordic culture, tradition and mentality of its people. Upon its completion, students will be able to express themselves in basic writing and speaking. They will also acquire basic reading and listening comprehension skills. Through a wide range of teaching materials, such as books, videos, web tutorials, articles and class debates, they will gain insight into Swedish life and culture. The language of instruction will initially be English with an increasing portion of Swedish. Towards the end of the course instruction and basic communications will be done in the target language.