Swedish Language & Culture 2B

Subject 126-065 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Swedish Language & Culture 2A or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Assoc Prof Catrin Norrby


Catrin Norrby
Subject Overview: This subject builds on skills acquired in Swedish Language and Culture 2A. It focuses on reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammatical structure, making use of a number of different types of texts and activities, including the study of a contemporary film. Students will expand their vocabulary to a higher level of complexity in the speaking, understanding, reading and writing of Swedish.
  • have developed skills to communicate in spoken and written Swedish with increasing fluency and accuracy;
  • understand a basic variety of registers of Swedish within contemporary and historical contexts;
  • have been introduced to the society, history, culture and literature of Sweden, largely through the medium of Swedish;
  • have studied selected texts;
  • have achieved the level of language competency required for admittance into Swedish Language and Culture 3A.
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: Materials will be available on-line through LMS
  • F-ing Amal (L Moodysson) Bokforlaget Memfis
Recommended Texts: Routledge English-Swedish Swedish-English Dictionary
Breadth Options:

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

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 further developed speaking and listening skills;
  • be able to express themselves in a variety of contexts;
  • be able to work efficiently as a team member;
  • have an understanding of social and cultural diversity.
Notes: This subject is available at level one for the intermediate stream of Swedish. It is only available at level two for students who completed subject requirements for the beginners stream of Swedish at level one. Previously available as Intermediate Swedish B. Students who have completed Intermediate Swedish B are not eligible to enrol in this subject. This subject is also available on-line. Students who wish to complete this subject on-line need to contact the Subject Coordinator by email prior to the commencement of semester.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages - Swedish
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Swedish
Swedish Major

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