What is the course about?
This course is a continuation of the Swedish beginners course in term 1, building upon and expanding basic Swedish conversational skills as well as increasing knowledge of Swedish culture.
What will we cover?
You will learn vocabulary and basic Swedish structures covering: directions; the body; clothes; rooms; directions; vacation; modes of communication; Sweden.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
talk about plans in the near future.
- talk about hobbies, sports, etc
- name parts of the body
- name items of clothing
- ask for and giving directions
- write an e-mail/postcard
- (talk about past events).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for near beginners – students should have completed Swedish:1 module 1 or have equivalent knowledge of the language.
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?
- 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?
If there is demand, Swedish beginners, module 3 might run as an intensive course either in the summer or on a weekend in September 2018.
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