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Introductory course: Swedish 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.

Eligible students

Degree-seeking fee-paying students doing their first semester at KTH, including scholarship holders within this category, as well as students participating in a Study Abroad Programme, are guaranteed a spot in the course.

After finishing the Introductory course, students belonging to this category have the possibility to apply for two more courses in the Swedish language: Swedish for advanced beginners  during the second semester at KTH and Professional Swedish  during the third semester.

Other international students are welcome to take the introductory course, but are not eligible for the two courses Swedish for advanced beginners and Professional Swedish. Students in this category wanting to learn more Swedish should instead find out about their possibilities to take our credit-giving courses in Swedish .

Introduction to the Swedish society, language and culture

This course focuses on the basics of the Swedish language: elementary rules of pronunciation and grammar, useful phrases, and basic vocabulary. Language lectures will be interactive and students will get ample opportunity to practice the language in small groups. The course will also present different aspects of Swedish history and culture, as well as contemporary life in Sweden. The course will be held in English and Swedish.

After finishing the course, the student should have reached the level A1 according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, in the Swedish language.

Participation is free of charge. The course does not give academic credits. Participants will receive a certificate after completing the course.

Schedule

Autumn semester 2022: weeks 36-41 and 44-50

Mondays 16:00-17:30

Start on September 5

Application

An application form will be available here  on August 15-31, 2022.

A letter of enrollment will be sent to admitted students soon after the application period.

Contact

For questions about registration, eligibility, etc, contact: languagecourses@kth.se

For questions about learning outcomes, course content etc, contact course responsible, Anna Kers Hagberg: annkh@kth.se

After this course

After finishing this Introductory course, fee-paying Master's students have the possibility to apply for two more courses in the Swedish language: Swedish for advanced beginners  during the second semester at KTH and Professional Swedish  during the third and fourth semester.

Other international master students wanting to learn more Swedish should instead find out about their possibilities to take our credit-giving courses in Swedish .

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Last changed: Jun 13, 2022