Course instance

  • Freestanding course, bachelor’s level
  • 10 credits
  • Malmö | afternoon | 33%
  • 16 September 2024 - 19 January 2025
  • Full tuition fee: 16000 SEK

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About the course

The aim of the course is to further develop elementary knowledge and skills in the Swedish language as well as expand knowledge about Swedish Culture and Society. The course develops a basic vocabulary and grammar for oral and written everyday communication and - production in Swedish. The course also contains reading of simple texts. In all parts, the Swedish everyday life /the student life stands in focus. In addition to the language instruction Swedish culture and Swedish social life will be presented and discussed in several lectures in English.

After finishing the course, the student will have knowledge in Swedish that corresponds to 75% of Level A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference scale (CEFR).

If you want to enter level IV in Swedish Language, Culture and Society and have not finished course I, you can take an eligibility test at Malmö University to show your prior knowledge of Swedish.

If you apply for the course, you will receive an invitation to the eligibility test.

Course content

Syllabus autumn 2024

Earlier syllabuses

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English 6 and completed course

Swedish Language, Culture and Society; SV211S/SV211L/AK304E/ AK309E


Swedish for exchange students: Beginner II;



Swedish Language, Culture and Society 1B



Swedish for exchange students, intermediate;



equivalent knowledge in Swedish tested by an eligibility test.


Upper secondary grades 34%, University credits completed 32%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

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Course literature

Levy Scherrer, Paula & Lindemalm, Karl (Senaste upplagan). Rivstart A1 + A2. Textbok. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur. (80 s)

Levy Scherrer, Paula & Lindemalm, Karl (Senaste upplagan). Rivstart A1 + A2. Övningsbok. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur. (80 s)

Material for Swedish culture and Swedish social life will be distributed by the teacher.

Additional material may be introduced but no more than 100 pages.

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).