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Swedish Level 5, Part 1

Key information

Subject area:


Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


15 hours

Available course dates:

From: 11 October 2023 To: 13 December 2023

Course overview

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 1

Topics may include:

Language learning and language comparison

Seasons and their influence on wellbeing, literature and poetry

Body and soul, interaction between people and how it has changed through history, pioneering medical research

Swedish Society – the World culture map – State, family and the individual – Religion in Sweden

Per Anders Fogelström – Swedish author

Functions may include: 

Discussing language learning strategies and comparing Swedish to mother tongue

Learning idiomatic expressions and specialised weather vocabulary

Discussing ways of dealing with winter depression

Writing a seasonal poem

Describing a problem and giving advice

Reading about lifesaving medical science and retelling the text in own words

Writing an argumentative text - using linking words to structure the text

Addressing other people – using formal and informal address

Comparing different cultures in the world (World Values Survey) – arguments and counterarguments

Discussing the responsibility of the state towards the individual

Expressing points of view - pros and cons

Reading literary texts by a Swedish author famous for portraying life in Stockholm: a series of 5 novels set in the Swedish capital between 1860-1968

Grammar may include:

Idiomatic expressions/set phrases

Verbs – revision all groups

Word order in main clauses – clausal adverbials (satsadverb) – exceptions to the rules


Subordinate clauses/ subordinate conjunctions

Nouns: indefinite and definite form

“Weather verbs”

Indirect clauses

Perfect participle

Expressions with body parts

Intensifying adjectives: ex. ‘blixtsnabb’, ‘spikrak’


Linking words (sambandsord)

Pronouns/reflexive possessive pronouns/reflexive verbs

Verbs – practising all tenses

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.

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £250

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