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Swedish Level 5, Part 3

Key information

Subject area:


Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


15 hours

Available course dates:

From: 24 April 2024 To: 26 June 2024

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 3

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:

Emphatic paraphrasing

Transitive and intransitive verbs

Idiomatic expressions / set phrases


Pronunciation: homophones, homographs, accent 1 & accent 2


Comparison of words for position (ex. borta-bortre-borterst)

Perfect infinitive

Linking words

Present participle

Är/blir + perfect participle

Phrasal verbs (partikelverb)

Adjectives after verbs

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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