Swedish level 2
In the Swedish level 2 course, you will improve your basic Swedish skills. After this course you will, among other things, be able to:
- fill in a booking form for a holiday
- understand the directions in a satnav system
- read and write short, personal messages and emails
Who is it for?
The Swedish level 2 course is right for you if you have already mastered the basics of Swedish. For example, you can read an advertisement, explain what you like and make comparisons, such as jag är större än min bror (I am bigger than my brother).
What will you learn?
During Swedish level 2, you will improve your Swedish reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Grammar and vocabulary are also an important part of the course.
Once you have completed the course, you will find it increasingly easy to engage in simple conversations, for example in the supermarket, at the baker’s or in a café. You will be able to ask for directions and understand the answer, provided the other person is speaking slowly and clearly. You will be able to use your smartphone or computer in Swedish and understand common terms in computer menus, such as lösenord (password), skriv ut (print), sätta på (switch on), ångra (undo) and öppna (open).
You will be able to read and write short, personal messages and emails, for example to make an appointment.
You will learn to read increasingly long sentences, mainly in lists, but also in running texts. During the course, you will improve your reading proficiency by reading short articles on Swedish life, for example about föräldralediga pappor, the many Swedish fathers who can be seen pushing prams and strollers during the day.
And of course attention will be paid to pronunciation; you will learn the ng sound, where the accent lies in separable verbs and the stress in sentences and words.
The grammar you learn during this course includes:
- the use of indirect speech hon frågar vilken tid vi kommer (she asks what time we will be coming)
- ordinal numbers and numbers in sentences, such as a specific date (28-8, den tjugosjunde augusti) and the number of a bus (the 82, åttiotvåan)
- adverbs of time, position and destination, such as ifjol and förra året (last year), hemma (home) and hem (going home)
AssessmentThe intake procedure for this course comprises: intake interview
After you have registered for this course, we will invite you for an assessment to determine your level. We recommend that you enrol at least two weeks before the start of the course. If you enrol later than this, we cannot guarantee there will be time for the intake procedure. If you have completed the Swedish Beginners course at UvA Talen, an assessment will not be necessary.
Schedule and registration
This course can also be taken as an intensive summer course.