Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism

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Register for courses in spring 2021

Welcome to the Department for Swedish Language and Multilingualism (Svefler). Once you have been admitted to an education with us, you will receive an email from one of our Student counsellors or Course administrators.

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Both distance and campus teaching at the Department spring 2021. FAQ

The teaching at The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism will mainly be online during the spring term 2021. There will only be a few opportunities for teaching and examination on campus during the first half of spring. Please read our FAQ: Questions and answers.

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Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

Information about the department's distance learning:
Mainly distance learning at the Department Autumn 2020

Q&A on the coronavirus for newly admitted students (the main uni site)

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Do you really need to learn Swedish in Sweden?

Swedes are good – among the best, in fact – at speaking English as a second language. So should foreigners living in Sweden make the effort to learn Swedish? Only if you want to enrich the experience in nearly every way, argue the linguistic experts at Stockholm University.

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Courses and programmes

The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University offers a wide range of courses: Swedish, Swedish for second language teaching, Scandinavian languages (such as Norwegian, Danish, Viking-age and medieval texts), Swedish as a foreign language, translation studies with Swedish as the target language, education programmes for interpreters in certain languages, conference interpreter training, sign language and interpreting courses, courses in bilingualism and Swedish as a second language at the undergraduate level.

About us and what we do

At the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University we are approxinmately 160 staff members doing research on and teaching in the subjects Swedish, Scandinavian languages, Swedish as a second language, Swedish as a Foreign Language, Interpreting and Translation Studies, Bilingualism and second language acquisition for about 3,500 students every year. We offer Bachelor's programmes and Master's programmes, and approximately 70 courses each semester.

Our research

Current research in the Swedish Language/Scandinavian Language unit largely fall under the following areas:

Contemporary Swedish language use in society | The Swedish language system | Swedish historical linguistics and philology.

Also see our departments: Centre for Research on Bilingualism | Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies

About our research in Swedish: Forskning

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