Swedish Language and Culture 1A

Subject SWED10003 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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: 4 Hours of Language Classes per week.
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week, 4 additional hours/week. Total 8 hours.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: Formerly available as 126-060 and as 126-144 Beginners Swedish A and 126-145 Beginners Sewdish B. Students who have completed 126-060 or Beginners Swedish A or B are no eligible to enrol in this subject.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Ms Anna Berghamre



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.

  • have been introduced to the Swedish language and culture.
  • have acquired enhanced skills in spoken and written Swedish at a basic level.
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.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages - Swedish
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Swedish
Swedish Major

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