The course material is made up of texts and conversations about subjects concerning personal interests, day-to-day activities and work as well as current news and well-known social phenomena with a special focus on the academic workplace. Descriptions of basic language rules are also included. During the course the participant will practice reading, speaking and understanding simple Swedish and applying basic rules to the grammar, pronunciation and spelling of standard Swedish.

  • Course code: NSSUSA

Schedule, fall -20

The teaching at The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism will mainly be online during the autumn term 2020. We are, however, planning for some examinations and occasional teaching on campus.

Please note that the schedule is preliminary, that the second half of the term will be specified further in the schedule, and that our plans may be changed in accordance with the recommendations of The Public Health Agency of Sweden and current conditions.

All registered students will have the opportunity to make a group selection in the learning platform Athena before the course starts.

  1. Ht -20 Schema NSSUSA Grupp 1 (Anna Pousette). Tuesdays 16:3019:30.
  2. Ht -20 Schema NSSUSA Grupp 2 (Göran Basth). Thursdays 16:3019:30. 
  3. Ht -20 Schema NSSUSA Grupp 3 (Lina Heinold Johansson). Mondays 16:3019:30. 

Starts in week 39. Seminars will be carried out online.


Levy Scherrer, Paula & Lindemalm, Karl. 2014. Rivstart A1+A2, Textbok och övningsbok
samt tillhörande webbövningar. Stockholm: Natur & Kultur.

Expected level at admission

Course A is for beginners with no or little knowledge in Swedish. You need to be employed at Stockholm University.

Placement test

A person who already has some knowledge of Swedish but has not previously participated in a course for employees can take a placement test. Please contact the student counsellor for more details (see orange contact box).


See Swedish language course for international employees at Stockholm University: Application