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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Swedish Language 2 (ELCS07006)

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 students with a National 5/GCSE/Standard Grade/Foundation 1 in Swedish who wish to improve.

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 2 only.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Foundation Swedish Language 1 (ELCS07007)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements If not taken Foundation Swedish Language 1: Swedish at Standard Grade (SCE)/GCSE or equivalent evidence of proficiency.
Additional Costs A course Book
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Knowledge and understanding: Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of personal relevance, such as personal information, local geography, employment/ study. Can communicate in routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of her/ his background and immediate environment.
  2. Practice: applied knowledge and understanding: Achieve Swedish language competence comparable to the CEFR Level A2/1. Can have short conversations and ask and answer simple questions about familiar topics. Can ask and answer simple questions about things in the past. (e.g., yesterday, last week, last year). Can understand short, simple texts on familiar subjects, which consist of high-frequency, everyday or job-related language. Can write about things and people s/he knows swell using simple language, for example descriptions of friends, what happened during the day.
  3. Generic cognitive skills: Produce and read texts on basic everyday themes engage in listening, spoken and written language activities at A2/1 level.
  4. Communication and ICT: Give a short power-point presentation on a trip to Sweden. 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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