Syllabus for Basic Swedish 2

Basic Swedish 2


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5PU029
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: _
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2012-06-07
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  • Applies from: Spring 2012
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements (except the Swedish language requirement). The course Basic Swedish 1 (or the equivalent skill in Swedish) is also required.
  • Responsible department: Department of Scandinavian Languages

Decisions and guidelines

The course is a freestanding course.

Learning outcomes

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 culture and society.

Part 1. Reading Comprehension and Writing Proficiency (4.5 credits)

After completing the course, students will:

  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of and apply to some extent the rules of Swedish language structure
  • have a vocabulary of everyday words and phrases
  • be able to read and comprehend textbooks, short news items and articles of various types as well as easy fiction
  • be able to explain in a simple manner their own opinions and experiences in writing

Part 2. Listening Comprehension and Oral Proficiency (3 credits)

After completing the course, students will:

  • be able to recount their own experiences and events
  • be able to hold short presentations about known factual topics
  • be able to followand participate in simple conversations and discussions about familiar topics and events
  • be able to gain a general understanding of what is said in some TV programs, that do not make excessive demands of the student regarding context and previous knowledge


Systematic reading and practicing of basic grammatical structures and principles of pronunciation. Reading of textbooks as well as easy authentic texts. Exercises in pronunciation. Exercises in listening comprehension. Short exercises in oral and written communication. Introduction to Swedish society and culture.

Part 1: Reading Comprehension and Writing Proficiency 4.5 hp
Part 2: Listening Comprehension and Oral Proficiency 3.0 hp


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 a listening 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.

Other directives

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 tor the applicant to be enrolled in the students register (Uppdok) of their main department at Uppsala University before an application can be granted.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2019

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

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Reading list revisions

Last modified: 2022-04-26