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Swedish Level 5, Part 2

Course dates, times and locations

Course details (1)

Start date/time:
24 January 2024 (19:30)
End date/time:
27 March 2024 (21:00)
Delivery mode:
Not applicable
Places available

This course does not carry any credit towards a degree


By studying Swedish Level 5, you will be able to understand authentic speech with ease and communicate confidently on a variety of subjects using a wide range of vocabulary and complex grammatical structures, be able to read extracts from authentic literature with almost 100% understanding, be able to write a number of complex texts in different registers with high degree of accuracy, employing a wide range of structures and vocabulary and have further developed intercultural competence and be conversant with a variety of issues in Sweden.

What does this course cover?

Part 2

Topics may include

Relationships, love and friendship

Swedish poetry & literature: Karin Boye, PC Jersild

Work life vs private life, oral presentations, stress and meetings, fatigue syndrome

Swedish history – relationship to the rest of the world

The history and development of the Swedish language

Emigration and migration – changes in the last century

Technical development – how it has changed manufacture and society

Functions may include

Expressing points of view on relationships and friendships

Reading and analysing Swedish poems/ reading and discussing Swedish literary texts

Choosing a theme connected to your work/education/interests –making a written presentation describing a process

Preparing and holding a presentation – answering questions/giving feedback

Discussing stress at work/fatigue syndrome – comparing Sweden with other countries

Holding a meeting: using appropriate phrases/writing formal or informal minutes of meeting

Describing how a language you are familiar with has influenced, or been influenced by, other languages

Listening to/reading an excerpt from Vilhelm Moberg’s book “Invandrarna” (Immigrants) – about Swedish emigration to America in the 19th century

Discussing various inventions – positive and negative consequences

Commenting on a text – arguing for or against

Grammar may include

Adjective and noun declensions (e.g. ”den här intressanta artikeln”)

Prepositions and phrasal verbs (partikelverb)

Perfect participle of particle verbs/separable compounds (glömma bort = bortglömd) and verb phrases (stöta + lätt = lättstött)

Chronology (NU-systemet/DÅ-systemet)

Revision of all verb forms


Auxiliary verbs

Verbs: s-forms (reciprocal/intransitive/deponent) and s-passive

Prepositions of time

Relative subordinate clauses

Present future tense of verbs

Linking words (sambandsord)

What will I achieve?

To perfect existing language skills and to achieve the equivalent of B2/C1 level of the CEFR, level 4 of the 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.

Key information

Course status: Places available

Full fee:£250

Alumni/Staff/UoL/KHP fee:£215

King's degree student fee:£175

Enrolment deadlines:

  • Winter term courses: Enrolment closes at 23.59 Thursday 11 January 2024. Teaching starts w/c January 20.
  • Winter Intensive courses: Enrolment closes at 23.59 Thursday 22 February 2024. Teaching starts w/c 26 February.

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