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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages & Cultures - Scandinavian Stud

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Swedish Language 1 (ELCS07007)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA course for beginners with no previous knowledge of Swedish, designed to give absolute beginners a basic, working knowledge of spoken and written Swedish.

1. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed. All students must take all elements of assessment, including the examination.

2. Students will be allocated into a group. Each group has two classes, which run twice a week. You must be able to attend both.

3. Students with previous knowledge of the language are not permitted and may be asked to withdraw from the course.

This course runs in semester 1 only.

On successful completion of the course students will be eligible to take Foundation Swedish Language 2 (ELCS07006) (20 credits), which follows on from Foundation Swedish Language 1 and runs in semester 2.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements No previous knowledge of Swedish required.
Additional Costs A course book
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  25
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 153 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 50% (two class tests and Homework assignments)
Degree exam 50% (A two-hour written paper)

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Foundation Swedish Exam2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Knowledge and understanding: Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs; can understand simple personal questions when people speak slowly and clearly.
  2. Practice: Applied knowledge and understanding: achieve Swedish language competence comparable to the CEFR Level A1/1+; Can introduce him/ herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where s/he lives, people s/he knows and things s/he has. Reading comprehension of short simple texts regarding personal information; Can write about him/ herself, using short, simple phrases.
  3. Generic cognitive skills: Produce and read texts on basic everyday themes; engage in listening, spoken and written language activities at A1/1+ level.
  4. Communication and ICT: Develop critical skills to ensure the use of reliable language resources both printed and/or digital (e.g. bilingual dictionaries, grammar books, translation tools).
  5. Autonomy, accountability and working with others: Take responsibility for independent vocabulary acquisition and grammatical study; for monitoring one's engagement in Swedish language activities outside of the classroom (eg. online resources, extra learning materials available from LEARN, main library, DVD library).
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course is open to all students as a credit bearing course, or over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.

Auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE
(Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).

DELC students may only take this course if it over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.

Visiting students may only take the course for credits.
Additional Class Delivery Information Students must attend both classes.

Classes for this course will appear on students' personalised timetable.
Course organiserMs Sanna Sjogren
Tel: (0131 6)50 4023
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
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