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

Undergraduate Course: Swedish 1 (ELCS08027)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummarySince few applicants to the university have a pre-qualification in a Scandinavian language, the first-year ab-initio classes are the standard form of entry to the study of a Scandinavian language.
Course description Välkommen till Swedish 1! On this one-year course in Scandinavian Studies you will learn to speak, understand, read and write the Swedish language as well as learn the basics of the grammar, pronunciation and a good amount of vocabulary. The course is mostly based on language but also covers some aspects of Swedish culture and civilisation, for example you will be doing a group presentation halfway through the first semester, and you will also get familiar with some Swedish literature.

By the end of the course, the aim is to have reached CEFR level A2, as described in the learning outcomes.

Breakdown of Learning & Teaching Activities:
The teaching activities on this course have two different formats. Students attend three whole class seminars per week, and one tutorial lesson that is usually taught in two split groups. The whole-class lessons will include discussion of grammar, listening comprehension, reading comprehension and written language production. while the smaller-group tutorial will focus on oral proficiency and grammar practice. Other activities will be based on resources made available via the course Learn page, including written work, formal grammar teaching, video material, computer-assisted exercises, and links to articles from Swedish newspapers and magazines available on the Internet. Each week, you are expected to prepare for the sessions by completing the asynchronous preparation outlined in that week.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Danish 1 (ELCS07001) OR Norwegian 1 (ELCS08028)
Other requirements None
Additional Costs Textbooks (circa £30)
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 88, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 301 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 75% Coursework 25% Exam


5% Culture and civilisation presentation in English (groups or individual) (0/100)

5% Written Homework Submissions, 3/9 (200-400 words) (0/100)

10% Oral Assessment 1: Oral submitted electronically with a recorded prompt (approx. 5 minutes per student)

20% Written Assessment 1 (Portrait Essay 300 words): 2-hour class test under exam conditions


10% Written Homework Submissions, 3/9 (450-600 words) (0/100)

Formative Multimodal Project Assessment

15% Oral Assessment 2: Podcast submitted electronically, group or individual (approx. 5 minutes per student)

10% Literature Essay in English (500 words)

25% 2-hour Exam
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a familiarity with everyday Swedish vocabulary, grammar and syntax consistent with CEFR level A2, along with a broad understanding of Swedish culture.
  2. Appraise straightforward spoken and written information about familiar everyday, study- or work-related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details.
  3. Communicate with reasonable accuracy in familiar contexts on familiar topics both orally and in writing, expressing personal opinions, and comparing and contrasting those of others.
  4. Show self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work flexibly with others as part of a team.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDELC Swedish 1
Course organiserMs Sanna Sjogren
Tel: (0131 6)50 4023
Course secretaryMiss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030
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