Master’s studies

Syllabus for Swedish for Academics 1 (Contract Education)

Swedish for Academics 1 (uppdragsutbildning)

A later update of this course syllabus has been published.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 8SV008
  • Education cycle: Pre-university level
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: _
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G).
  • Established: 2013-06-19
  • Established by:
  • Applies from: week 25, 2013
  • Entry requirements: Basic eligibility for university studies (except the Swedish language requirement) is required for admission to the course.
  • Responsible department: Department of Scandinavian Languages

Decisions and guidelines

The course is a contracting course for international researchers, lecturers and doctoral students at Uppsala University.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, internationel researchers, lecturers and doctoral 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

Content

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

Instruction

The instruction consists of seminars and group exercises.

Assessment

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.

Reading list

Applies from: week 25, 2013

  • Baskurs i svensk grammatik

    Uppsala: Institutionen för nordiska språk, 1997

    Mandatory

Syllabus Revisions