Swedish Language and Culture 1A

Subject 126-144 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: *
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: *


Assoc Prof Catrin Norrby
Subject Overview:

This subject is an introduction to the Swedish language for students with little or no knowledge of Swedish. It focuses on the acquisition of basic aural, oral, reading and writing skills, with emphasis placed on communicative skills, acquisition of vocabulary and the basic principles of grammar. Students will develop an understanding of the structure of Swedish so that they can read and write simple texts in Swedish and be able to express themselves in a limited range of everyday communicative situations.

Assessment: Aural, oral and written assessment totalling 1,000 words 25% (during semester); a 1-hour mid-semester test 25% (during semester) and a 2-hour written examination 50% (in the examination period).
Prescribed Texts: Pa svenska 1. Larobok. (U Goransson and M Parada) Kursverksamhetens forlag Pa svenska. Studiehafte. (U Goransson and M Parada) Kursverksamhetens forlag
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have acquired basic reading, writing, aural and oral skills in a foreign language;

  • be able to work efficiently as a team member;

  • have an understanding of social and cultural diversity.


Formerly available as 126-060 and as 126-144 Beginners Swedish A and 126-145 Beginners Swedish B. Students who have completed 126-060 or Beginners Swedish A or B are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Modern Languages - Swedish
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Swedish)

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