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KK-RUO001 Swedish for Beginners 1, 3 cr 
Code KK-RUO001  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name Swedish for Beginners 1  Abbreviation Swedish for Beg 
Scope3 cr   
TypeLanguage studies
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Language Centre 

Target group 

All faculties, JOO-students, also Finnish students who have not studied Swedish as Second Language (in accordance with the requirements of Finnish educational System).



Learning outcomes 

After the course you are able to express your views and opinions on simple topics. You will be able to manage in various daily-life situations.

Completion methods 

You are required to regularly attend classes, do written homework assignments and actively participate in class room oral practice, in pairs or in small groups.

Contact teaching hours 42, independent studies about 40 hours.


No previous studies in Swedish are required. No Finnish skills are required.


This course provides beginners with skills in both oral and written Swedish. Everyday topics are practiced such as presentations, telephone conversations, shopping, etc. Basic grammar skills are acquired. In the course book Rivstart A1+A2 chapters 1-8 are covered.

Study materials and literature 

Levy Scherrer Paula; Lindemalm Karl, Rivstart: A1+A2 Textbok med inkl. ljudfiler. 2nd edition (2:a upplaga). 2014.
Levy Scherrer Paula; Lindemalm Karl, Rivstart: A1+A2 Övningsbok. 2nd edition (2:a upplaga). 2014.

Assessment practices and criteria 

Exam (PASS - FAIL) - if a grade is necessary, a specific certificate will be issued (grading 1 - 5).


Course and exam.

Other information 

The Language Centre requires students to attend approximately 75% of the classes. If this course is compulsory for you, but you are unable to attend the course, it is possible for you to complete it independently by studying with the course books and taking a test that includes an oral and written part. In this case, please contact person in charge.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Swedish for Beginners 1, period I-II  Course  Saila Korvenranta  31.08.20 -09.12.20

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