Introduction to the Swedish society, language and culture
This course puts emphasis on everyday life in Sweden and aims to give the students basic, “survival” skills in the Swedish language as well as an introduction to Swedish history, culture and modern society. The course offers different tracks, allowing the students to decide themselves what they want to achieve and how much time they want to devote to the course.
The course if offered every autumn semester (period 1 and 2), and starts in mid-September. Participation is free of charge and the course does not give grades or academic credits.
Since not all students have the same goals and amount of time, the course is divided into three parts: a short introduction, followed by two different tracks. The students can participate in all three parts, or only one or two of them.
A short introduction to the Swedish language
For students who don’t have time to take a whole course but still want to the learn the basics of the Swedish language (for example to say ”thank you” and how to pronounce those strange letters å, ä, ö), we offer two introductory lectures in September. The students who sign up for the lectures will also get access to an online self study course so that they can continue learning Swedish in their own pace after the introduction.
For students who want to learn more about the Swedish language and society after the introduction, we offer two tracks: Swedish language and Swedish culture. The student can choose to participate in one or both of the tracks.
The application for the autumn semester 2023 is closed.
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After this course
Fee-paying Master's students who have finished Track 1 are eligible for the next course, Swedish for advanced beginners in Spring 2024. During their third semester at KTH, these students may continue with the third course, Professional Swedish .
Other international Master's students wanting to learn more Swedish should instead find out about their possibilities to take our credit-giving courses in Swedish .