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. Descriptions of basic language rules are also included. During the course you will practice applying basic rules to the grammar, pronunciation and spelling of standard Swedish.

  • Course code: NSSUSB

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 NSSUSB Grupp 1 (Göran Basth). Wednesdays 16:3019:30. 
  2. Ht -20 Schema NSSUSB Grupp 2 (Sten-Magnus Petri). 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

Previous knowledge

You have to possess knowledge about:

  • Basic Swedish grammar and syntax.
  • Basic Swedish vocabulary, words and phrases that occur in day-to-day situations.
  • Basic Swedish pronunciation.

You can already

  • talk about yourself in an everyday situation.
  • participate in simple conversations about general subjects.
  • re-tell and comment on something that has been read or heard and which contains everyday vocabulary and concerns general subjects.
  • write simple texts about well-known subjects and personal interests.


Formal criteria

Criteria for participation in course B are:


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