XRU0006 Swedish for International Students (3 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028


Course description

This beginners' level course will introduce you to Swedish, the second official language of Finland. We will study basic grammar, vocabulary and phrases and discuss some cultural issues.

Main content

  • Vocabulary relating to students’ everyday life
  • Introduction to basic grammar (e.g. nouns, verbs, personal pronouns, word order)
  • Pronunciation
  • Written and oral exercises

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is expected to

  • understand easy spoken and written Swedish
  • be able to have simple conversations dealing with topics such as family, hobbies and plans
  • be able to write short texts in Swedish about familiar topics.

Additional information

The course is taught in English, so no knowledge of Finnish is required.

Description of prerequisites

No previous studies of Swedish are required.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Attendance compulsory (80 %), active participation in classroom activities and successful completion of home assignments and exams.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Swedish