This course is designed to help you learn how to communicate in Swedish in a meaningful way. You will work on all four skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing as you learn to communicate in everyday situations.
This course is designed to continue to build on and expand the vocabulary and structures you already know. You will be able to participate in a wider range of situations and exchanges, and hone your proficiency using Swedish.
Again building on what you know, you will be able to participate in unprepared conversations about subjects that are known and of personal interest. You will link phrases together to describe experiences and developments, dreams, hopes and goals, and give reasons and explanations to opinions and ambitions. You will also be able to read and write longer texts on known subjects.
You will begin to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. You will be able to participate in unprepared conversations about subjects that are known and of personal interest, and take an active part in discussions in familiar contexts, explaining and sustaining your views. You will understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar.
Scndvst 331 – Intermediate Swedish Grammar and Writing Skills
This course is structured to develop intermediate to semi-advanced grammar and writing skills for effective non-academic and lower-level academic written communication in Swedish. The course covers more complex syntactic and morphological aspects of Swedish grammar, and builds lexical and semantic competence in specific genres.
Scndvst 332 – Analyzing Swedish Texts
This course explores authentic Swedish texts of different types with varied content and viewpoints. Students will build vocabulary and language skills, as well as learn general reading strategies. Students will also familiarize themselves with longer literary texts from a variety of genres, learning about genre, style and elements of literary analysis.