Topics may include:
Communication – language and identity, new words, false friends, slang, body language
Environment – recycling, invasive species, environmental problems, climate change and its impact
Urban and country living – Swedish nature
Life and life changes, life expectancy
Functions may include:
Discussing language characteristics: Do you speak a special dialect? Has your way of speaking changed because you have lived or now live in a different part of the country?
Looking at the yearly “New words list” published by Språkrådet – ex. flygskam (2018), plogga (2017), fejkade nyheter (2017) – comparing with other languages
Practising pronunciation of homonyms (the same spelling and pronunciation but different meaning), homophones (different spelling but pronounced the same) and homographs (the same spelling but different pronunciation)
Discussing how body language and gestures differ between countries - giving examples/share experiences
Explaining what you do to help the environment. Giving examples of environmental problems and discuss the impact of climate change.
Learning about invasive species in Sweden and giving examples of other invasive species around the world. Expressing opinion on whether invasive species are friends or foes.
Discussing urbanisation and the effect it has on sparsely populated areas.
Learning about the Swedish Right of Public Access (Allemansrätten) – how to experience Swedish nature at its best.
Reading about the life of the Swedish playwright, novelist, essayist, poet and painter August Strindberg. Listening to/reading a short story of Strindberg – summarizing the short story and discussing the authors style of writing and his message.
Grammar may include:
Transitive and intransitive verbs
Idiomatic expressions / set phrases
Pronunciation: homophones, homographs, accent 1 & accent 2
Comparison of words for position (ex. borta-bortre-borterst)
Är/blir + perfect participle
Phrasal verbs (partikelverb)
Adjectives after verbs