Swedish Language, Culture and Society II

Course - first cycle - 11-20 credits

Syllabus for students spring 2021, spring 2020, spring 2019

Course Code:
AK305E revision 1
Swedish name:
Svenska för internationella studenter - språk, kultur och samhällsliv II
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Date of ratification:
27 August 2018
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Education and Society
Enforcement date:
21 January 2019

Entry requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: SV211S/SV211L/AK304E Swedish Language, Culture and Society I or SV209S/SV209L/AK302E Swedish for Exchange Students, Beginners 2 or SV210S/SV210L/AK303E Swedish for Exchange Students, Intermediate.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

Independent course.


The course is aimed at international students and seeks to develop further their knowledge of and skills in the Swedish language as well as to expand their awareness and understanding of Swedish society and culture.


The course is based on earlier knowledge with a basis vocabulary and continued basic grammatical parts for oral and written weekday communication and - production in Swedish. The course also contains reading of short, simple texts. Learning activities include both skills training and procurement of knowledge. In all parts, the Swedish everyday life stands/the student life in focus.
In addition to what is brought up in the language instruction be presented and discussed Swedish culture and Swedish social life in a number of lectures in English.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students:
- will have mastered a vocabulary of commonplace Swedish words and phrases;
- can read and understand short, simple texts in Swedish;
- can write short, simple texts in Swedish;
- can talk about a given or familiar topic in Swedish using simple sentences and phrases;
- can participate in discussions about familiar topics in simple Swedish
- can demonstrate the ability to understand simple spoken Swedish;
- can demonstrate mastery of basic grammatical constructions in Swedish; and
- can describe aspects of Swedish social and cultural life.

After finishing the course, students will have a knowledge of Swedish that corresponds approximately 75% of level A2 in The Council of Europe's level scale (CEFR).

Learning activities

Learning activities are lectures, lessons, practical exercises (both individual and in groups), role-plays, dialogues and discussions. Additional learning activities are self-study and the process approach to writing.


2 Oral examinations of 1,5 credits each (total 3 credits)
1 written examination in the middle (2 credits) and
1 written examination in the end of the course (3 credits)
1 Essay (1 credit)
Culture and Society, written examinations of 0,5 credit each (1 credit)

The grades of Oral examinations and Culture and Society is Pass/Fail (G/U)

Re-sit examinations:
Students who do not pass the regular course exams have the minimum of two re-sit opportunities. Re-sits follow the same form as the original exams.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Levy Scherrer, P, Lindemalm, K Rivstart A1 + A2 Textbok latest edition: Natur och Kultur

Levy Scherrer, P, Lindemalm, K Rivstart A1 + A2 Övningsbok latest edition: Natur och Kultur

A graded novel in elementary Swedish and by a Swedish author is chosen in consultation with the teacher.

Material for Culture and Society will be distributed by the class teacher
Additional [photocopied] material may be introduced by the teacher but no more than 100 pages.

Course evaluation

All students are offered an opportunity to give written feedback at the end of the course, and a summary of the results will be made available. Students are also given a possibility to offer oral feedback during the course.

Student participation takes place through the course council and through direct discussion regarding the different elements of the course.