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.
Introduction to the Swedish society, language and culture
Participation is free of charge. The course has no compulsory parts or examination, and does not give academic credits. Participants will receive a certificate after completing the course.
The language part of the course begins in period 1 with a series of interactive Zoom-lectures, aiming to give an introduction to the Swedish language. In period 2, students are offered to participate in conversation classes led by teacher assistants, in order to practice easy everyday 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. Students should, for example, be able to:
- understand basic, naturally-spoken Swedish and participate in very simple conversations
- understand simple written texts and everyday life-messages
- fill in forms and write short messages in Swedish
The culture part of the course is given as interactive Zoom-lectures, and introduces the student to Swedish history, as well as contemporary life and culture in Sweden. The topics are, for instance, The History of a People, Nordic Mythology, and Tradition and Modernity in Sweden.
Autumn semester 2020: week 37-50
Mondays 17.00-18.30: Swedish Language
Wednesdays 17.00-18.30: Swedish Culture
An application form will be available here from 24 August to 2 September, 2020.
A letter of enrollment will be sent to admitted students soon after the application period.
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For questions about learning outcomes, course content etc, contact course responsible Karin Borell: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 .