What is the course about?
This course is to enable you to learn basic Swedish, but also to discover some of the cultural aspects of Sweden.
What will we cover?
You will learn vocabulary and basic Swedish structures covering: introducing oneself, personal information, shopping, directions, buying / ordering food.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- introduce oneself
- spell words
- count up to 100
- ask and give basic personal information
- tell the time
- talk simply about your routine
- understand prices and simple signs in a shop
- buy items
- order food in a restaurant.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for complete beginners.
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Your tutor will advise you on your course material on the first session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can carry on studying Swedish by joining Swedish 1:module 2 in January.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details