Swedish advanced

Course Dates: 28/09/22 - 07/12/22
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
This course is for upper intermediate/advanced students of Swedish, with a focus on improving your speaking and listening skills. You will need to have studied Swedish for 4/5 years or have equivalent level.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
100% of 100
Download
Book your place
In stock
SKU
196563
Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00

Course Code: LSV45

Available start dates 

Wed, eve, 28 Sep - 07 Dec '22

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

On this course you will continue to develop your grammar, vocabulary, and 4 key skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing).

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We will cover topics such as Sweden's relationship with the surrounding world, early and recent Swedish history, migration and technology. We will read Swedish writers such as Stig Dagerman and Villhelm Moberg. Grammar points include s-forms for verbs, time prepositions, relative subordinate clauses and particle verbs.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- discuss your thoughts and experiences with others in a nuanced way
- give and understand detailed descriptions both verbally and in writing
- understand deeper some of Sweden's history, writers and debates around technology and migration
- understand news reports and other in both formal and informal language.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You need to have completed Swedish 4: module 3 or equivalent but this class currently has students who are also in their sixth year of study. Students should be able to hold a conversation about their opnions and experiences to an intermediate standard, read everyday instructions and understand news reports in everyday Swedish. They should also have a good knowledge of present, simple past and future tenses, as well as with the present perfect and pluperfect tenses. It will be helpful to you if you have read adult literature in Swedish (not simple-Swedish texts) and regularly listen to the news online.
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?

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

We will be using Rivstart B2+C1 starting on chapter 7, please bring the books to your first lesson. You will need both a text book (textbook) and an exercise book (övningsbok) and these book come with lots of helpful online materials to help you practice in between lessons. These two books will last you for a whole year of study starting from this point, which is half way through the books.
Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.
Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Swedish Avanced in January.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.