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Swedish for Beginners

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 20 Credits.

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The main aim of this course is to give you a grounding in some basic structures of Swedish language so that you are able to communicate at basic level in essential social situations.
Swedish for Beginners runs over 20 weekly sessions and is organised around the following topics: yourself and others; friends and family; things to do; in and around town; trains, planes and automobiles.

You will learn how to greet people; how to introduce yourself and ask/answer simple questions; order snacks and drinks; talk about everyday activities; ask for/give the time; ask for/give directions and express preferences.

In addition to acquiring competence in Swedish itself, you will develop useful transferable skills such as communication skills and self-management.

Who is this course for?

This course is for absolute beginners or people who have hardly any knowledge of Swedish.

Learning and Teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

Coursework and Assessment

For us the most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The assessment of this course is divided into four parts to assess each of the following skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It is designed to enhance what you have learnt during the course.

Additionally to the weekly sessions, we recommend that you spend time between the lessons, revising and practising what has been done in class.

Reading suggestions

Rivstart: A1 + A2, Paula Levy Scherrer and Karl Lindemalm,Publisher: Natur Och Kultur,Stockholm (1 Feb 2007)

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.