Upon completing the course, students with foreign education backgrounds and native languages other than the Scandinavian languages and Finnish will have acquired basic skills in the Swedish language and some knowledge about Swedish society.
Part 1. Reading Comprehension and Writing Proficiency (4.5 credits) After completing the course, students will:
be able to demonstrate knowledge of the basics of Swedish language structure
have a basic vocabulary of everyday words and phrases
be able to read and comprehend simple texts
be able to write short, simple texts about themselves and their everyday life
Part 2. Listening Comprehension and Oral Proficiency (3 credits) After completing the course, students will:
be able to talk about themselves and their everyday life
be able to verbally communicate at a very simple level in Swedish
be able to passably understand when they are addressed concerning topics that concern themselves and their daily life
be able to generally understand short conversations about familiar topics
Systematic reading and practising of basic grammatical structures and principles of pronunciation. Reading of textbooks. Exercises in pronunciation. Exercises in listening comprehension. Basic exercises in oral and written communication. Introduction to Swedish university and study environments.
Part 1. Reading Comprehension and Writing Proficiency 4.5 credits
Part 2. Listening Comprehension and Oral Proficiency 3.0 credits
The instruction consists of seminars and group exercises.
Assessment will be carried out continuously throughout the course. In addition, Part 1 will be examined through a written exam, and Part 2 will be examined through an oral comprehension exam, both at the end of the course. A two-grade scale (Pass, Fail) will be used. Students must have completed required course assignments and final exams to pass the course. There will be a re-test arranged (within a reasonable time after the original exam) for students who fail the final exams.
The course is intended primarily for exchange students of all levels and Master's students but subject to availability other students with foreign educational backgrounds may be considered. In both cases it is necessary for the applicant to be enrolled in the student register (Uppdok) of their main department at Uppsala University before an application can be granted.