Academic year
2023/2024 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT30AB (AF:356519 AR:253536)
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 3 is offered at the third year of the BA-programme in Language, Civilisation and the Science of Language (Lingue, Civiltà e Scienze del Linguaggio) to students who have chosen Swedish as either their first or their second three-year language (in "characterizing" or “completing” subjects respectively). Swedish 3 is available in each of the three curriculums offered in this BA-programme: the Literary-cultural, the Linguistic-philological as well as the Political-international programme.
Expected results

Swedish language teaching consists of a one-year practical language course (two semesters) kept by the mother-tongue lecturer, and of a module (one semester) kept by the professor. It aims to develop the students’ skills up to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages (CEFR).

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

Applied knowledge and learning to understand: improving reading and listening comprehension with the help of authentic material (songs, radio, television, newspapers); increasing written production through summaries, letters, compositions and short essays; improve the use of dictionaries.

Independent assessment: learning to express an opinion and develop an oral or written argument in a clearly articulated and effective way; learning to interact using Swedish in the classroom.

Communicative skills: the aim is to reach level B2 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 an independent use of language, in order to understand and produce 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; improving 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 at MA-level).

Level B1 of the ECFR, reached by passing the tests of Swedish Language 2.

Swedish Language 3, kept by the language mother-tongue lecturer ("CEL"), starts at the beginning of the academic year and lasts two semesters, whereas the module kept by professor Ciaravolo takes place in the second semester only.

Swedish language course:

Secondary and relative clauses; indirect speech; use of prepositions (II); phrasal verbs; irregular verbs; passive forms; compound past tenses with omission of the auxiliary har/hade; style and register (in formal written, formal oral, spoken Swedish); exeptions to BIFF-regeln (Språkriktighetsboken); verbs with or without the infinitive mark att (Språkriktighetsboken).

Module held 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. Oral and written production.

Main textbook:

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

Parts of other texts might be used:

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

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

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

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 dictionary)

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, generally closely following each other.

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

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 2024.
Both Swedish language course and the module kept by the professor: frontal instruction and participatory learning. Both the language course and the module will use Swedish.
More information

If you have questions or need further explanations, please write to massimo.ciaravolo@unive.it. Please book your time with an e-mail if you want to meet the professor. Those who decide to study Swedish without attending the courses (both the Swedish language course with the mother-tongue lecturer and the professor’s module) must come and talk to us at office hours and explain and agree upon a learning plan. Please write to annette.blomqvist@unive.it and to the professor’s address above.
written and oral

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

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 09/03/2023