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Swedish for International Students 1 3 credits

Svenska för internationella studenter 1
First cycle, S0046P
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Swedish/Scandinavian Languages

Entry requirements

Exemption for Swedish A and B / Swedish 1-3. and Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
After finished course, the student is to have gained basic language skills. The student must:
  • handle everyday language situations so that the student can present themselves and their background in Swedish
  • be able to read and understand simple Swedish texts
  • be able to make use of basic knowledge about the structure of the Swedish language

The course includes:
  • basic vocabulary, phrases and grammar such as word order of principal clauses, the present tense and pronouns.
  • basic vocabulary
  • time expressions
  • pronunciation training
  • listening comprehension
  • basic everyday phrases

Teaching and learning is done by short walkthroughs and practical exercises designed to make the student try and develop their abilities in Swedish. The student must:
  • be able to recount everyday events both in speech and in writing
  • perform oral and written assignments both individually and in groups
  • perform listening comprehension exercises
  • acquire knowledge of basic grammar
  • perform reading comprehension exercises
Active participation during lessons as well as home studies are a requirement for the student to attain the knowledge required for a passing grade.

Written examination.

Katja Merkle Söderholm

Transition terms
The course S0046P is equal to SX008S

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Levy Scherrer, Paula & Lindemalm, Karl (2014). Rivstart A1+A2.Textbok. Natur och kultur: Stockholm. ISBN 978-91-27-4342-02 (chapters1-3).

Course offered by
Department of Arts, Communication and Learning

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA14

Syllabus established
by Monica Johansson, Head of Department at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education 14 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Patrik Häggqvist, Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Arts, Communication and Education 14 Feb 2020