Swedish for Foreign Students - level A1. Distance course, 7.5 credits (714G45)

Svenska för utländska studenter - nivå A1, distans, 7.5 hp

Course description

This is an online beginner’s Swedish course which includes pronunciation exercises, reading, oral training, basic Swedish grammar and short writing exercises. After having completed the course, you should have basic knowledge of Swedish – A1 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

We meet approximately once a week in a virtual classroom – an Adobe Connect-room. Before each Adobe Connect-session you need to work with the corresponding course book chapter on your own using a Step-by-Step guide and prepare the assignments listed in the guide. The Step-by-Step guides, the pre-recorded lectures and all other material you need throughout the course (except the course books and the corresponding audio files) are available in the Linköping University learning platform Lisam (lisam.liu.se). The course books used are Rivstart A1-A2 – Textbook (ISBN: 9789127434202) and Exercise book (ISBN: 9789127434219).

There are eleven Adobe Connect-sessions (10 chapters + introduction) but only one of the sessions is obligatory – the one where you have an obligatory oral assignment. There are 5 obligatory assignments in total (2 written assignments, 1 short film, 1 oral assignment and 1 verbtest).

In order to take part in the course you must have a computer with a stable internet connection, a headset (preferably USB) and a web cam so you can communicate with sound and image. Do a diagnostic test (link below) to ensure your computer and network connections are properly configured to be able to participate in the Adobe Connection-sessions. If you do not pass this test, you will not be able to participate in the course. 


Main field of study

Swedish Language


First cycle

Course type

Single subject course


Sofie Abrahamson

Course coordinator

Sofie Abrahamson
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (One-quarter-time, Mixed-time) Autumn 2019 v201934-202003 English Distance

Main field of study

Swedish Language

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

General entry requirements for undergraduate level studies and proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/English B. Exemption from Swedish 3/B.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should have command of the Swedish language equal to level A1, according to CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
•understand and use well-known, everyday expressions and very basic phrases, which all aim to meet concrete needs
•present herself/himself and others, and ask as well as answer questions relating to their own life such as where s/he lives, people s/he knows and things s/he owns
•conduct simple conversation, provided that the conversational partner speaks slowly and clearly, and is willing to help out.

Course content

Study of texts that are adapted to the course level and that are used as a basis for reading and listening comprehension exercises, for systematic vocabulary training and as a basis for oral and written tasks.

Oral Comprehension
Exercises in listening comprehension, pronunciation and oral communication

Grammar and Written Proficiency
Study of basic Swedish grammar, with a focus on syntax. Exercises in the writing of texts.

Teaching and working methods

Teaching is given in the form of internet based classes, seminars and exercises. It is necessary that the students can communicate orally and visually via computer. In addition to the instruction given, it is necessary to carry out individual studies.


Examination consists of continuous internet based assessment throughout the course, as well as of internet based oral and written exam at the end of the course. Detailed information about examination is found in the study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.



Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Inst för kultur och kommunikation
MUNT Pronunciation and Prosody EC 2.5 credits
OBL1 Active Participation in Seminars and Lessons EC 2.5 credits
SKR1 Grammar and Written proficiency EC 2.5 credits

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