Swedish B1

Module SZ1003

This Module is offered by Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2013 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2013WS 2012/3

Basic Information

SZ1003 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of language courses as soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


In this module, knowledge of Swedish as a foreign language will be further developed, enabling students to express themselves in Swedish independently and confidently in familiar situations on topics of general interest when standard Swedish is spoken. Students supplement their repertoire of subordinate clauses with other language skills including vocabulary, expressions, patterns of dialogue, etc. Students review and develop elementary aspects of grammar, such as the use of the prepositions and conjunctions, past tense, comparative adjectives, adverbs, complementation with the use of deponent verbs (verbs ending in -s), transitive and intransitive verbs, passive with 's' and with perfect participles, word order in complex sentence structures.

Learning Outcome

The module is aimed at level B1 Independent Language Use of the CEFR. Students acquire knowledge of Swedish as a foreign language at the standard language level with a focus on intercultural, cultural and academic aspects. After completion of this module, students can make themselves understood in most situations which occur in the context of work, school, and leisure in Swedish-speaking regions. They can report on academic and business careers; express hopes and wishes; give advice and directions; ask permission; express and discuss opinions on everyday subjects; argue for and against a position; and communicate their personal experiences and plans. They can understand and summarize the general content of authentic texts, television and radio programs and literature and take part in spontaneous discussions on familiar topics. Students can compose both formal and longer personal letters and texts on personal experiences; produce a well-structured report on everyday topics of personal interest; write a logically-supported position paper on a current issue with some assistance.


Passing grade on final exam at level A2

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

SE 2 Schwedisch B1 Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

Course objectives will be achieved in an activity-oriented, communicative atmosphere through listening, reading, writing and speaking exercises in individual, partner and group work. Guided revision of fundamental grammar with provided (online) materials; oral reports fulfilling prescribed criteria (short presentations); small group discussions on prepared topics using prescribed communication patterns.


Textbook; multimedia teaching and learning aids


Gundlach, Vortmeyer: Lehrbuch der schwedischen Sprache, Hamburg, 2007 To be made available by instructor in class: Svenska Institutet & Folkuniversitetet / Göransson, Helander, Parada: På svenska!, 2007 (workbook) Excerpts and exercised from Nyborg, Pettersson und Holm: Svenska Utifrån, Svenska Institutet, Sthlm, 2001. Worksheets, simple texts and (online) materials prepared and compiled by instructor.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Active participation; oral and written exercises; written final exam (no learning aids permitted).

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