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

Undergraduate Course: Swedish Language 2 (ELCS08013)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummarySwedish Language 2 is a full-year 20-credit course taught for 3 hours a week in Semester 1 and 2 hours a week in Semester 2, partly in the target language.
Course description Swedish Language 2 is a full-year 20-credit course, partly in the target language. The aim of the course is to build on and develop the skills acquired in first year so that, by the end of the session, the student will be linguistically competent to study at a Swedish university, having reached CEFR level B2.

Students will practise to speak at a level that encompasses everyday situations and a wide range of topics in current affairs and general culture. They will practise to write the language accurately using all the main grammatical structures and with an ability to vary register according to the main types of informal and formal usage. Students will also develop skills in comprehending ordinary speech at natural speed in everyday situations and to understand the spoken language as, for instance, used in radio/TV documentaries, lectures and discussions. Students will develop the ability to follow a university course in the target language in subject areas that the student is specialising in.

Breakdown of Learning & Teaching Activities
The teaching activities on this course have two different formats. There will be two synchronous sessions per week, where students meet their tutor for small-group language teaching emphasising oral proficiency [Synchronous]. Other activities will be based on resources made available via the course Learn page, including formal grammar teaching, video material, computer-assisted exercises, and articles from Swedish newspapers and magazines available on the Internet [Asynchronous]. Each week, you are expected to prepare for the synchronous sessions by completing the asynchronous preparation outlined in that week¿s instructions. Communication in the target language is key on this course. Students are also expected to keep their knowledge of Swedish current affairs up-to-date by reading newspapers etc. regularly on the Internet.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Swedish 1 (ELCS08027)
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Danish Language 2 (ELCS08008) OR Norwegian Language 2 (ELCS08011)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry to any language course above introductory level 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
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: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 66, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 127 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 30 %, Coursework 70 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 70% Coursework, 30% exam
Reflective task online (formative)
15% Film essay (600 words + approx. 100 words in English, reflective comment)
20% Oral assessment submitted electronically (Approx. 5 minutes per student) SEMESTER 2
15% Article about engaging topic chosen by student (650 words)
20% Oral assessment performed synchronously (in pairs or individually) (Approx. 10 minutes per student)
30% Sit-down written exam
15% Article about engaging topic chosen by student (650 words)
20% Oral assessment performed synchronously (in pairs or individually) (Approx. 10 minutes per student)
30% Sit-down written exam
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a nuanced command of Swedish vocabulary, grammar and syntax at a level consistent with CEFR B2, along with a critical understanding of a range of more specific areas in Swedish culture.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the main ideas of complex speech on concrete and abstract topics, and an ability to rapidly grasp the content and significance of a range of written and spoken material.
  3. Write at length about topical and cultural issues in a critical manner summarising information accurately and developing a clear argument.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media, on both an impromptu and prepared basis
  5. Show self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work creatively and flexibly with others as part of a team.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDELC Swedish 2 Lang
Course organiserMs Sanna Sjogren
Tel: (0131 6)50 4023
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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