Swedish for Academics
The department of Scandinavian Languages offers Swedish courses for employees and scholars (not students at the bachelor and Masters level) at Uppsala University. The courses are:
Swedish for Academics – now free of charge
We are happy to annouce that the course Swedish for Academics from spring semester 2019 is free of charge. Please note that the number of participants is limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
About the courses
The courses equal 7.5 hp. The number of participants will be limited.
The courses Swedish for Academics are basic courses designed to give non-Nordic employees basic skills in the Swedish language, and knowledge of Swedish culture and Swedish society. The courses are given as contract courses for employees at Uppsala University and will provide a basis for further studies in the Swedish language.
All four courses involve a systematic review of the grammatical structure and basic vocabulary of the Swedish language, continuous training in reading comprehension and oral and written proficiency.
Applicants with previous knowledge in Swedish can write a diagnostic test to be placed at a suitable level. Please note, beginners or applicants who have already passed Swedish for Academics levels 1, 2 or 3 and wish to continue studying Swedish DO NOT NEED to take the diagnostic test.
The courses Swedish for Academics 1, 2, 3 and 4 are taken separately and will be given part-time during one semester. The course consists of 46 hours of lectures.
The department of Scandinavian Languages offers courses in Swedish (Basic Swedish) for exchange students and master students that are registered in Ladok. The courses Basic Swedish 1-4 equals 7.5 hp each and are free of charge.
Joint studies between Basic Swedish and Swedish for Academics may occur.
The autumn semester's courses start at the beginning of September 2019.
A diagnostic test for new course participants with prior knowledge of Swedish will take place on September 3, 2019 between 6 and 8 pm. Please note, beginners or applicants who have already passed Swedish for Academics levels 1, 2 or 3 and wish to continue studying Swedish DO NOT NEED to take the diagnostic test.
The application for Swedish for Academics autumn semester 2019 opens on August 1, 2019.
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