Swedish Language, Culture and Society 2, 7.5 credits
Swedish Language, Culture and Society 2, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Course Code: JSAK13
Confirmed by: Council for Undergraduate and Masters Education Aug 21, 2013
Revised by: Examiner Nov 6, 2017
Valid From: Spring 2018
Version: 5
Reg number: IHH 2017/4403-313
Education Cycle: Basic level
Disciplinary domain: The humanities (50%) and social sciences (50%)
Subject group: SV1
Specialised in: G1F

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

On completion of the course, the student should:

Knowledge and understanding

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

Skills and abilities

- have intermediate 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


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

Type of instruction

The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and exercises performed individually or in groups.

A digital learning platform is used.

Students who have been admitted to and registered on 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.


Participation in the course Swedish Language, Culture and Society 1 (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 examination, students are given a final grade based on an overall assessment of all examinations included in the course. The final grade of the course is issued only when all course units have been passed.

Written and oral individual examination at the end of the course.

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Examination15 creditsA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Written assignment1.5 creditsU/G
Oral seminar1 creditU/G
1 Determines the final grade of the course, which is issued only when all course units have been passed.

Course evaluation

At the end of the course, a course evaluation is performed and commented on by the course coordinator and, if possible, a student/students (course developer/s). The course evaluation, which is published on the relevant learning platform and submitted to the study administration, is to function as a basis for future improvements to the course.

Other information

The course will give the students an increased knowledge of Swedish language and culture and train them to use the language in oral and written communication.

Course literature

Rehnqvist, G. (2016). Svenska för utländska studenter. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Reference literature

Holmes, P., & Hinchliffe, I. (2013). Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar. (3. rev. uppl). London: Routledge.

Viberg, Å., Ballardini, K., & Stjärnlöf, S. (1986). Mål: svenska som främmande språk. A concise Swedish grammar = Svensk grammatik på engelska (2. uppl.). Stockholm: Natur & Kultur.

Citing Sources – How to Create Literature References.

Information Material about Anti-Plagiarism at Universities. The Interactive Anti-Plagiarism Guide – Jönköping University.