What is the course about?
This in an intermediate-level course for learners of Swedish. While the emphasis is on speaking and listening skills, grammar and vocabulary will also be covered.
What will we cover?
• work and professional life
• nature and wildlife in Sweden
• current affairs
• Swedish politics and law
• social interactions and leisure.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• present participle (stickande, bitande)
• adverbs (sambandsord: nämligen, dock, därför, däremot)
• subjunctions (när, medan, utan att, för att)
• prepositions (hos, till, på)
• relative pronouns (vilket, något, som)
• conditional verbs (skulle göra, skulle åka).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You need to have completed Swedish 3 module 1 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 present, simple past and future tenses, as well as of the present perfect and pluperfect tenses. They should be confident users of ordinal numbers and aware of the difference between an adverb and an adjective in Swedish as well as use phrases for comparison such as ‘antingen… eller’, ‘varken..eller’ when discussing a topic.
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 textbook 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.
We will be using Google Classroom where all your materials will be uploaded after class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
We will be using Rivstart B1+B2, please bring the book to your first lesson.
The book can be bought here: https://www.nok.se/rivstart
You will need both a text book (textbook) and an exercise book (övningsbok).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Swedish 3 module 3. (Course code; LSV333).
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details