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Swedish 3

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Target level
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September, February
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Online course

This is an online course.
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Course description

The Swedish 3 course is intended for those who have completed the Swedish 2 course or have a comparable level (A1.2) of Swedish. From the beginning of this course, you will start communicating in Swedish. The topics covered include: talking about work, education, studies, living situation, the human body, everyday conversations at work, participating in telephone conversations, writing simple emails and short letters. The necessary grammar is explained and ample attention is paid to vocabulary. All skills are covered: speaking, writing, reading and listening. Besides the language, the course also focuses on Swedish culture and traditions.

After completing this course, you will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

The course makes use of the digital learning environment BrightSpace. Within this learning environment you will find the homework and additional learning materials. Course participants are expected to prepare the lessons at home. (approximately two hours per lesson)

The course is concluded with a test. A certificate is awarded if the test is completed successfully and the participant has attended 80% of the lessons.

Course material

  • Levy Scherrer, P. en Karl Lindemalm, Rivstart Textbok A1 + A2, H11 t/m H15. Natur&Kultur. ISBN 9789127434202.
  • Levy Scherrer, P. en Karl Lindemalm, Rivstart Övningsbok A1 + A2, H11 t/m H15. Natur&Kultur. ISBN 9789127434219.

The textbook used in this course consists of 20 chapters and corresponds to level A2 of the CEFR/ERK.  The content is divided into four courses. After the course Swedish 1 you will reach level A1.1 and after following Swedish 2 level A1.2, after Swedish 3 level A2.1 and after Swedish 4 level A2.2.

The course material is not included in the course fee. Course participants are required to purchase the material themselves. 

Target group and admission requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education diploma, including both students and staff members of Leiden University, as well as interested parties who have no connection to Leiden University. The course is open to persons aged 17 or older who have completed a secondary school education. Participants who have successfully completed the Swedish 2 course of the Academic Language Centre, or who can prove in some other way that they possess the required entry level can sign up.

Other information

  • The maximum number of participants for an online course is 16 and for a classroom course is 18.
  • The course load is 56 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
  • The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
  • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.
  • The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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