Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT20AB (AF:330802 AR:189320)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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Locating the subject within the study plan of the BA-programme

Swedish Language 2 is offered at the second year of the BA-programme in Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Lingue, Civiltà e Scienze del Linguaggio) to the students who have chosen Swedish as one of their two main, three-year languages to be studied. It can be chosen as first or second foreign language (in "characterizing" or “completing” subjects respectively) and is available in each of the three curricula offered in this BA-programme: the Literary-cultural one, the Linguistic-philological one as well as the Political-international one.
Expected results

Swedish language teaching consists of a one-year practical language course (two semesters) kept by the lecturer, and of a theoretical module (one semester) kept by the professor. It aims to develop the students’ skills up to level B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages (CEFR).

Knowing and learning to understand: knowledge at a pre-intermediate level of Swedish phonetics, grammar, vocabulary and pragmatic use of language.

Applied knowledge and learning to understand: improving pronunciation and listening comprehension with the help of authentic material (songs, radio, television, newspapers); improving written production through summaries, letters, short compositions; practicing the use of both paper and online dictionaries of Swedish, both monolingual and bilingual.

Independent assessment: learning to summarize and report events and circumstances in a simple and effective way; learning to interact using Swedish in the classroom as much as possible.

Communicative skills: the aim is to reach level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages as for written comprehension and production, oral understanding, production and interaction. As well as this, the aim is to develop a more independent use of language, starting to understand and produce more complex texts.

Learning to learn: acquiring autonomy in the learning process through the materials proposed by the teachers as well as through one’s own sources; developing strategies for a correct use of dictionaries. Developing the attitude to self-assessment and reinforcing the acquired abilities in order to progress towards the next step (Swedish Language 3).

Level A2 of the ECFR, reached by passing the tests of Swedish Language 1.

Swedish Language 2, kept by the Swedish mother-tongue lecturer ("CEL"), starts at the beginning of the academic year and lasts two semesters, whereas the module kept by professor Massimo Ciaravolo takes place in the second semester only.

Swedish language course:

Morphosyntactic and syntactic aspects: future construction; passive construction; use of prepositions (I); vandrande adverb; if-clauses; the verbs tycka/tänka/tro; satsadverb: nog, väl, ju; reflexive and deponent verbs; possessive adjectives and pronouns (sin/sitt/sina versus hans/hennes/deras); “Biff-regeln”; auxiliary and modal verb: syntax and meaning; verbs indicating position: sitta, stå, ligga versus ställa, lägga, sätta.

Module kept by the professor:

Linguistic and meta-linguistic reinforcement of the skills that have been acquired during the language course kept by the mother-tongue lecturer.

Kerstin Ballardini, Form och funktion. Verb, Stockholm, Natur och Kultur, 2009

Kerstin Ballardini, Form och funktion. Ordföljd, Stockholm, Natur och Kultur, 2009

Kerstin Ballardini, Åke Stjärnlöf, Åke Viberg (red.), Mål: Svensk grammatik på svenska, Stockholm, Natur och Kultur, 1999

Cecilia Fasth, Anita Kannermark, Form i fokus. Övningsbok i svensk grammatik, Del B, Stockholm, Folkuniversitetets förlag, 1997

Hans Holmgren Ording, Se upp! Svenska partikelverb Lärobok: Svenska partikelverb, Stockholm, Natur och Kultur, 1999

Paula Levy Scherrer, Karl Lindemalm, Rivstart. B1 + B2 Textbok, Stockholm, Natur och Kultur, 2015

Paula Levy Scherrer, Karl Lindemalm, Rivstart. B1 + B2 Övningsbok, Stockholm, Natur och Kultur, 2015

P. Montan, H. Rosenqvist, Prepositionsboken, Stockholm, Liber, 2013

Språkrådet, Ola Karlsson (red.), Svenska skrivregler, Stockholm, Liber, 2017

Norstedts svenska ordbok (monolingual Swedish dictionary).

Norstedts stora engelska ordbok oppure Norstedts engelska ordbok professionell (Swedish/English dictionaries)

NE:s stora italienska ordbok (Swedish/Italian dictionary)

Online dictionaries at Svenska Akademiens Ordböcker https://svenska.se/

Uploaded materials on Moodle

The exam of Swedish Language 3 consists of three parts and refers to the syllabus covered during the academic year. One part is written and two parts are oral; they must be passed during the same session. To be admitted to the oral parts, students must have passed the written test. The oral tests take place few days after the written test, on the same day and generally closely following each other.

Written test: grammar; free written production on a given topic (composition); listening comprehension with multiple choice. Students are allowed to use dictionaries during the composition.

Oral test (Swedish course): speaking about a chosen topic (a Swedish or Finland-Swedish person, town or region); conversation about cultural, social, historical, political subjects taken from authentic sources (articles, essays, literary works). Other topics can be proposed if agreed on in advance with the mother-tongue Swedish lecturer.
Oral test (module): conversation Swedish about topics that have been presented and discussed in the course.

The course lasts the whole academic year. All tests, both oral and written, will take place from June 2022.
Didactic methods

Language course and theoretical module: frontal instruction and participatory learning. Both the language course and the theoretical module will mainly use Swedish, resorting to Italian if necessary, to summarize, clarify and repeat.
More information

If you have questions or need further explanations, please write to massimo.ciaravolo@unive.it. Booking time with an e-mail is recommended if you want to meet the professor.
written and oral

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 12/06/2021