Swedish Language, Culture and Society IV


This course is designed to provide students with basic skills in the Swedish language. It covers such aspects as the structure and function of the language, words and phrases, simple oral communication, listening comprehension, and elementary reading texts. In addition, there will be a basic introduction to Swedish culture and society; this will be achieved partly by means of a number of lectures in English.
Eligibility test is going to be arrange before course start.

Admission requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: SV213S/SV213L/AK306E Swedish Language, Culture and Society III. In addition applicants must have basic eligibility for university studies in Sweden.


credits 32% final grades 34% national university aptitude test 34%


Syllabus for students spring 2020, spring 2019

Course Code:
AK307E revision 1
Swedish name:
Svenska för internationella studenter - språk, kultur och samhällsliv IV
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Date of ratification:
27 August 2018
Decision-making body:
Enforcement date:
21 January 2019

Entry requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: SV213S/SV213L/AK306E Swedish Language, Culture and Society III. In addition applicants must have basic eligibility for university studies in Sweden.


The course is aimed at international students and seeks to develop further their knowledge of and skills in the Swedish language as well as to expand their awareness and understanding of Swedish society and culture.


The course is based on earlier knowledge with a basis vocabulary and continued basic grammatical parts for oral and written weekday communication and - production in Swedish. The course also contains reading of short, simple texts. Learning activities include both skills training and procurement of knowledge. In all parts, the Swedish everyday life stands/the student life in focus.
In addition to what is brought up in the language instruction be presented and discussed Swedish culture and Swedish social life in a number of lectures in English.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students:
- can read and understand connected texts in Swedish;
- will have mastered a sufficiently broad vocabulary to enable them to approach matters that are not exclusively within the sphere of daily life;
- can write connected texts in Swedish;
- can connect sentences and phrases in Swedish in such a way as to verbally reflect events, opinions, statements, etc. in a relatively plain terms;
- can participate in discussions about both familiar and less familiar topics in simple Swedish
- can demonstrate the ability to understand the gist of standard spoken Swedish;
- can demonstrate both awareness of the rules relating to the structure of Swedish and the ability to apply them; and
- can describe aspects of Swedish social and cultural life.
After finishing the course, students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of Swedish that approximately corresponds to 50% of Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference scale (CEFR).

The course will provide a basis for continued studies leading to eligibility in Swedish for study at a Swedish university.

Learning activities

Learning activities are lectures, lessons, skills training, role plays, conversation and discussion.


2 Oral examinations of 1,5 credits each (total 3 credits)

1 written examination in the middle (2 credits) and
1 written examination in the end of the course (3 credits)
1 written report (1 credit)

Culture and Society, written report (1 credit)

The grades of Oral examinations and Culture and Society is Pass/Fail (G/U)

Re-sit examinations:
Students who do not pass the regular course exams have the minimum of two re-sit opportunities. Re-sits follow the same form as the original exams.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Fasth C, Kannermark A, Form i fokus B latest edition: Folkuniversitetets förlag
Levy Scherrer, P, Lindemalm, K Rivstart B1+B2 Textbok latest edition: Natur och Kultur
Levy Scherrer, P, Lindemalm, K Rivstart B1+B2 Övningsbok latest edition: Natur och Kultur
A fictional book in Swedish and by a Swedish author is chosen in consultation with the teacher.
Material for Culture and Society will be distributed by the class teacher
Additional [photocopied] material may be introduced by the teacher but no more than 100 pages.

Course evaluation

All students are given the opportunity to complete a written evaluation at the end of the course, and a summary of the results will be made available.

Students may also offer oral feedback during the course.

Student participation is exercised through the course council and through direct discussion regarding the different course components.


The education is provided at the department Centre of Academic Learning.

Further information

Anita Marttila, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6657345


03 February 2020 - 07 June 2020 Afternoons 33% Malmö Application period for this offer starts 16 September 2019.