Swedish for Foreign Students, Level A1, 7.5 credits

Svenska för utländska studenter, nivå A1, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Swedish Language

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Ioanna Zengler

Course coordinator

Ioanna Zengler

Director of studies or equivalent

Ioanna Zengler

Available for exchange students



ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (One-quarter-time, Mixed-time) Autumn 2022 202237-202303 Swedish Linköping

Main field of study

Swedish Language

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

The course is aimed both at ERASMUS students and at other students here on an agreement with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences who lack any previous knowledge of Swedish.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should have command of the Swedish language equal to level A1, according to CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
•understand and use well-known, everyday expressions and very basic phrases, which all aim to meet concrete needs
•present herself/himself and others, and ask as well as answer questions relating to their own life such as where s/he lives, people s/he knows and things s/he owns
•conduct simple conversation, provided that the conversational partner speaks slowly and clearly, and is willing to help out.

Course content

Study of texts that are adapted to the course level and that are used as a basis for reading and listening comprehension exercises, for systematic vocabulary training and as a basis for oral and written tasks.

Oral Comprehension
Exercises in listening comprehension, pronunciation and oral communication

Grammar and Written Proficiency
Study of basic Swedish grammar, with a focus on syntax. Exercises in the writing of texts.

Teaching and working methods

Teaching is given in the form of classes, seminars and exercises.
To a great extent, the different parts are integrated. In addition to the instruction given, it is necessary to carry out individual studies.


Examination consists of continuous assessment throughout the course, as well as of one oral exam and one written exam at the end of the course. Detailed information about examination is found in the study guide.

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.



Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.


Institutionen för kultur och samhälle
Code Name Scope Grading scale
MUNT Pronunciation and Prosody 2.5 credits EC
SEMI Active Participation in Seminars and Lessons 2.5 credits EC
SKR1 Grammar and Written proficiency 2.5 credits EC


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