Swedish Language, Culture and Society 1, 7.5 credits
Swedish Language, Culture and Society 1, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Course Code: JSAG13
Confirmed by: Council for Undergraduate and Masters Education Aug 21, 2013
Revised by: Examiner Mar 1, 2022
Valid From: Aug 29, 2022
Version: 9
Education Cycle: First-cycle level
Disciplinary domain: The humanities (50%) and social sciences (50%)
Subject group: SV1
Specialised in: G1N

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

On completion of the course, the student should:

Knowledge and understanding

- have a basic knowledge of Swedish grammar, vocabulary and everyday phrases
- have a basic knowledge of Swedish culture and society

Skills and abilities

- have basic communicative skills in Swedish
- be able to improve their vocabulary and grammar by using adequate strategies

Judgement and approach

- be able to find further information in relevant subject areas and to critically evaluate that information


• Basic communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing
• Basic Swedish grammar
• Lectures (in English) on Swedish culture and society

Type of instruction

The teaching consists of lectures held by different experts, seminars and exercises performed individually or in groups. Active participation is required.

An e-learning platform is used.

Students who have been admitted to and registered for a course have the right to receive instruction/supervision for the duration of the time period specified for the particular course to which they were accepted. After that, the right to receive instruction/supervision expires.

The teaching is conducted in English.


General entrance requirements.
Fluency in English equivalent to at least a 575 (paper-based scale) or 90 (internet-based scale) TOEFL
score. IELTS: with an overall band score of 6.5 and no part below 5.5. Competency in Swedish language is not required (or the equivalent).

Examination and grades

The course is graded A, B, C, D, E, FX or F.

The grades A, B, C, D and E are all passing grades. For courses with more than one element of examination, students are given a final grade based on an overall assessment of all the elements included in the course. The final grade of the course is issued only when all elements of examination have been passed.

Written individual examination of both parts of the course. Compulsory attendance.

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Individual written examination 114.5 creditsA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Individual written examination 23 creditsU/G
1 Determines the final grade of the course, which is issued only when all course units have been passed.

Course evaluation

The instruction is followed up throughout the course. At the end of the course, a course evaluation is performed and commented on by the course coordinator and, if possible, a student representative/student representatives (course developer/s). The evaluation, which is published on the relevant e-learning platform and submitted to the administration, is to function as a basis for future improvements to the course.

Other information

The course will give the students a basic knowledge of Swedish language, culture and society. It consists of two parts: lessons of the Swedish language and lectures (in English) on Swedish culture and society.

Course literature

Levy Scherrer, P. & Lindemalm, K. (2014). Rivstart A1+A2 Textbok.(Second eddition) Stockholm: Natur & Kultur.

Levy Scherrer, P. & Lindemalm, K. (2014). Rivstart A1+A2 Övningsbok.(Second edition) Stockholm: Natur & Kultur (not mandatory).

Reference Literature

Citing Sources – How to Create Literature References

The Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide – Jönköping University
Information about plagiarism at higher education institutions
Also available in the course event on the e-learning platform