Swedish Language and Culture 1A

Subject 126-144 (2009)

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: None
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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Assoc Prof Catrin Norrby


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:
  • På svenska 1. Lärobok (U Göransson and M Parada) Kursverksamhetens förlag
  • På svenska 1. Studiehäfte (U Göransson and M Parada) Kursverksamhetens forlag
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 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.
Notes: 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): Diploma in Modern Languages - Swedish
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Swedish
Swedish Major

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