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Ladok code: 10SF11
Established: The Teaching Committee,
Education Cycle: Pre-university level
Main Field of Study (Progressive Specialisation):
Subject Area: SS1
Student admitted to education at the University of Borås
Having completed the course, the student is to:
- recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning himself/herself and immediate concrete surroundings
- understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences
- interact in a simple way, ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics
- use simple phrases and sentences to describe where he/she lives and people he/she knows
- write short, simple messages eg emails, fill in personal details in simple forms
The course covers the fundamentals of the Swedish language, both its structure and function. The focus rests on the student's own language and the progression rate is largely centered on communicative exercises, where students apply the acquired knowledge of the course. Written and oral assignments are recorded and evaluated continuously. The course also provides some guidance in Swedish cultural heritage and society.
Forms of Teaching
Lectures, individual and group assignments. A large part of the Swedish studies shall be conducted independently outside of class time.
Classes are usually in Swedish, but teaching in English may occur.
The language of instruction is Swedish. However, instruction in English can occur.
Forms of Examination and Grading Scale
- oral examination
- written examination
- reading and understanding
- Swedish society
Students who are awarded the grade Not passed may receive a participation certificate.
Literature and Other Teaching Methods
See separate appendix at the bottom.
Student Influence and Evaluation
The course is evaluated orally during the course. In addition, an individual written evaluation is accomplished at the end of the course. The evaluation is presented in a course report that is published according to the rules of the Academy.
The course may not be included in a degree. This course is for foreign students with a mother tongue other than Swedish.
Levy Scherrer, Paula & Lindemalm, Karl (2014). Rivstart. A1 + A2, Textbok. 2nd ed. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur (240 pp.)
Levy Scherrer, Paula & Lindemalm, Karl (2014). Rivstart. A1 + A2, Övningsbok. 2nd ed. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur (192 pp.)
Additional literature according to instructions (approx. 100 pp)