About the course

The aim of the course is to develop elementary knowledge and skills in the Swedish language as well as a basic introduction to Swedish society and culture. The course builds a simple vocabulary and basic grammar for oral and written everyday communication and - production in Swedish. The course also contains reading of short, simple texts. In all parts, the Swedish everyday life /the student life stands in focus. In addition to what is brought up in the language instruction Swedish culture and Swedish social life will be presented and discussed in English.

After finishing the course, the student will have knowledge of Swedish that corresponds to Level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference scale (CEFR).

Course content

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English 6


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

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