Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


  • After the course, you have the skills needed to introduce yourself or someone else and to use simple greeting or parting phrases.
  • You understand numbers, prices and times, are able to talk about where you live or describe your normal day using simple language, and you know the language needed to buy basic things or order something at a restaurant or café.
  • The course equips the students with the basic Swedish skills needed in simple everyday communicative situations.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 04.09.2023 - 11.10.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Isabella Fröjdman

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): A1

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Swedish


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    • Communication exercises with discussion of work, studies, family and language skills.
    • You will learn to give your address and phone number in Swedish.
    • You will practice using greeting and parting phrases.
    • The course also teaches the alphabet, numerals, expressions of time, verbs, word order, pronouns, interrogatives and nouns.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    o Written test 30% o Oral test 30% o Active participation, and writing and oral assignments completed during the course (40%).Continuos assessment.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    24 - 36 h (teaching in small groups) + 43 - 55 h (independent work) + final exam 2 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    • A basic course for international or Finnish students with no previous studies in Swedish.
    • The course does not fulfill the National Language Requirement (Swedish) or replace the test for it, nor is it intended as a preparatory course for the National Language Requirement Test.
    •  English is used as a supplementary language for teaching in the course.

    Please note that the course will only be organised if at least 10 students register for it.

    Teaching Language : Swedish

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Spring III
    2023-2024 Spring III

    Enrollment: Registration for courses will take place on Sisu.