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Pathway Swedish 1 7,5 Credits

Course Contents

The purpose of the course is to provide students with a first, basic, introduction to the Swedish language that enables the student to interact with and understand their surroundings. This means that the student can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases to meet the needs in specific situations. For example, the student can introduce themselves and others, ask and answer questions about personal details and interact in a simple way with support from the person they are communicating with. It is also possible for the student to understand simple instructions and announcements. The Swedish language will be taught aiming to give students basic Swedish language skills. This will better equip students to interact with and understand their new surroundings.

The horizontal aim is to develop and strengthen student skills for participating in higher education, life-long learning and global citizenship through group work, social engagement, peer learning, reflective learning and autonomous learning whilst developing agency, ability to reconcile tensions and dilemmas, intercultural communication skills, metacognitive skills, information literacy and critical thinking.

The purpose is also to prepare students for higher education by giving support in adjusting to the demands, challenges and expectations of higher education institutions as well as learning the Swedish language. The course will also provide knowledge of culture and society in preparation for studies and academic life.


High School Diploma and English language skills corresponding to:
IELTS 5.0 (no part below 4.5) or equivalent
Internet based TOEFL test 61 written test 14 or equivalent

Level of Education: Undergraduate G1N
Course code/Ladok code: PS1G11
The course is conducted at: Jönköping University Enterprise

Previous and ongoing course occasions

Type of course
Study type
Spring 2023: Jan 16 - May 07
Rate of Study
Annika Riman
Course coordinator
Lucy Keryakos
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
Application code
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