What is the course about?
This course teaches you the Swedish language with a focus on speaking, using a variety of methods and sources.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
You will learn vocabulary and basic Swedish structures covering: education and work life, living situations and looking for somewhere to live, technology and phone conversations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- the Swedish education system
- express opinions in a conversation
- read short interviews in a newspaper
- discuss future plans and education
- gather information from flat/house adverts
- tell others about how and where I live
- subjunctions and subordinate clauses
- particle verbs
- sitta, ligga, stå used in geography and text
- the use of ser + adjective + ut
- word emphasis
- adjective comparation
- reflexive possessive pronouns
- prepositions for locations.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course requires the student to have completed Swedish 2 module 2 or equivalent. Students should be able to make conversation about everyday situations to an intermediate standard, read everyday instructions and understand news reports in simple to everyday Swedish. They should also have a good knowledge of simple past and future tenses, be familiar with the present perfect and pluperfect tenses and feel confident with present tense.
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through a combination of group and pair exercises as well as individual work. Students will be expected to spend 2 hours per week on their homework which will often combine exercises from a book with tasks relating to their personal interests and surroundings. Lessons are focused on speaking and understanding from listening but reading and writing will also be practiced. Lessons are social and it is important to be able to engage with others in a respectful way.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring the two books Rivstart A1+A2 (exercise book and textbook) to the first lesson. We will start (roughly) on chapter 16.
You can buy the books from, amazon, Grant and Cutler https://www.grantandcutler.com/book/453019
or directly from the publisher:
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
If there is enough demand: Swedish 3 Module 1.