Spring Courses 2017, Books & Instructors

Swedish for Beginners

Level 102 Spring

Prerequisite: Swedish 101 in the fall or an equivalent level of 30 hours of instruction

  • introduction and greetings
  • request and offer information
  • cardinal numbers
  • formal and informal greetings
  • courtesy expressions
  • telling time
  • shopping
  • leisure activities

Grammar: the alphabet, word order, main clause, questions and answers, personal pronouns, definite and indefinite form of nouns in singular and plural, interrogative adverbs, negation, present tense of verbs, auxiliary verbs, help verbs, indefinite form of adjective singular and plural, prepositions.

The course stresses correct pronunciation by frequent repetition and it teaches vocabulary and grammatical structures using culturally authentic texts. It focuses on developing your conversational skills through various communicative exercises as well as reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary exercises.

Group work, oral interaction and listening comprehension. Written grammar exercises.

The instructor makes a point of encouraging communication in Swedish.

Textbook: Rivstart A1+A2; Paula Levy Scherrer, Karl Lindemalm
Exercise book: Rivstart A1+A2; Paula Levy Scherrer, Karl Lindemalm
Instructor: Lisa Ehm Waller, M.A.

 

Swedish for Advanced Beginners

Level 202 Spring

Prerequisite: For students with a basic knowledge of Swedish and for those who have completed three semesters (90 hrs) of Swedish or equivalent.

Goal: Manage easy everyday situations such as talking about your job, family and interests etc.

  • use of transportation
  • leisure activities
  • weather
  • giving and understanding directions
  • ordinal numbers
  • expressing emotions
  • making appointments
  • writing letters

Grammar: demonstrative adjectives, reported speech, object pronouns, imperative verb forms, adverbs of place and direction, time expressions, past and future verb forms.

The course increases vocabulary through dialogues and role play between students using everyday language in both present and past tenses. It further develops basic reading, writing and correct pronunciation by frequent repetition using culturally authentic texts. The course focuses on developing your conversational skills without losing attention to reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary acquisition.

Group work, role play, oral interaction and listening comprehension. Written grammar exercises.

The instructor makes a point of encouraging communication in Swedish.

Textbook: Vägen till Sverige B; Doris Lundh, Gerd Manne, Susanne Risberg
Exercise book: Vägen till Svreige B; Doris Lundh, Gerd Manne, Susanne Risberg
Instructor: Ann-Catrine Skoog Ehmer, Fil.Kand.

 

Intermediate Swedish

Level 302 Spring

Prerequisite: A third year course for students who have completed five semesters (150 hrs) of Swedish or equivalent.

Goal: Learn to use spoken and written Swedish language in everyday life situations.

Grammar: adverbs, adjective and nouns in definite form, superlative of adjectives, past participle and perfect participle of verbs, passive form of verbs, intransitive and transitive verbs.

The study material consists of a variety of meaningful and creative exercises to be used “hands on” for boosting your spoken and written Swedish language skills in common everyday life situations. Fun and interesting texts and news items are added to reflect the Swedish Way of Living.

Oral presentations, written and oral grammar exercises.

The instructor encourages communication in the target language.

Textbook: Snacket går vidare; Catarine Littman-Persson, Carin Rosander, independent texts
Exercise book: Form i fokus; Cecilia Fasth, Anita Kannermark
Instructor: Gunnel Hamilton, Fil.Mag.

 

Advanced Swedish

Level 402 Spring

Prerequisite: Requires stronger knowledge of Swedish and the ability to read and write more fluently.

Goal:  Increase the proficiency level while expanding vocabulary and reviewing the grammar.

You will take part in conversations and discussions about everyday life, current events and special interests and you will give oral presentations of novels.

The textbook consists of independent texts from daily newspapers as well as texts written to highlight cultural aspects of the Swedish society. There will be many interesting discussion opportunities as well as helpful grammar exercises.

A course conducted only in Swedish.

Textbook: Språkporten Bas; Monika Åström
Instructor: Fredrik Starmark, Fil.Mag.

 

Advanced Swedish

Level 502 Spring

Prerequisite: A solid background in Swedish

Goal: Further your knowledge in Swedish to be able to express ideas and opinions more accurately.

This course helps you develop your language skills and become more secure in expressing yourself by expanding the vocabulary and reviewing the grammar. The student will enjoy the extensive emphasis on the spoken and written language.

The textbook, Språkporten, presents a collection of texts mainly from the Swedish press regarding legendary people, family, typical Swedish customs, communication, language and travels. The variation of topics introduces many interesting discussion opportunities as well as useful grammar exercises.

Teaching is done entirely in Swedish.

Textbook: Språkporten; Monica Åström
Exercise book: Grammatikövningar med regler och kommentarer; Gunnar Hellström
Instructor: Margareta Feller, M.A.