By studying Swedish Level 1, you will be able to communicate in very basic everyday-life situations, including greetings, daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making simple purchases, ordering a meal, etc, be able to understand very simple oral and written texts and ascertain specific information on simple topics and have developed an insight into Swedish-speaking life, culture and society.
Student feedback: We talk about the culture of the country, not just the language. Also, the atmosphere is very relaxed and it feels everyone can try to speak even if they make a mistake - a very non-judgmental atmosphere! I love it! - anon
Topics may typically include:
- Groceries and shopping
- Food and drinks
- Hobbies and interests
- Films and television
- Family, friends and relatives
- Famous people
Functions may typically include:
- Buying food and drinks and asking for goods in a supermarket
- Talking about hobbies and interests
- Planning events in the future
- Talking about likes and dislikes, regarding films etc.
- Talking about one’s family, friends and relatives
- Talking about events in the past
Grammar may typically include:
- Auxiliary verbs and verbs in infinitive
- Demonstrative pronouns
- Nouns: plural endings – indefinite form
- Adverbs of time/ frequency
- Word order
- Adjectives, indefinite forms
- Particle verb (phrasal verb) –” tycker om”
- Object pronouns (personal pronouns in object position)
- Relative pronoun “som”
- Possessive pronouns
- Verbs in the past tense
When Swedish Level 1 is complete, you will achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), entry level of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
*The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.