About the courses

The six courses A, B, C, D, E and F teach practical skills in Swedish as a foreign language and the participants will acquire a basic knowledge of Swedish grammar, vocabulary, phonemes and pronunciation. The writing of narrative and descriptive texts is also part of the course.


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The courses consist of 30-40 contact hours distributed once a week during the semester. The study group will take 20 to 30 participants with classes in the late afternoon or evening. Seminars will cover practical exercises in listening, reading and speaking, as well as writing functional texts used in every day working situations. The participants are expected to do assignments outside classes.

Application form

Due to a limited amount of spaces we accept students on a first come first serve basis. Before you fill out your application, make sure to inform your supervisor/head of department that you intend to participate in the courses.

The application will only be accepted when you have confirmed that your participation has been approved by your supervisor/head of department (within the application form).

Registration periods

Spring semesters Opens on 1 January
Autumn semesters Opens on 1 August


Teaching in 2021

All lectures, seminars and examinations on the courses will be given online throughout the spring semester and during the first half of the autumn semester 2021 (period 1). Information about the teaching in period 2 will be announced later in the autumn. 

Registration for true beginners and old participants

If you are a true beginner or if you have taken/passed one of the courses during a previous semester, this is where you sign up for the courses. Registration for the courses in the autumn semester 2021 is available between 1 August and 15 September.

Placement test - for those who are new to the courses and have previous knowledge

If you have not taken/passed one of the student or employee courses before and have previous knowledge of Swedish, you need to take a digital placement test. The placement test for the courses in the autumn semester 2021 is available between 1 August and 15 September.

The courses in the autumn semester all start in week 38 or 39 (late September). 

When you submit your application and placement test you will not receive a confirmation e-mail directly. The confirmation e-mail with information about your course level, start date, how to select group and links to the schedules will be sent a few days before the courses start.


Swedish for lunch: Language practice with colleagues

Free admission, time and place: Mondays 12.00 PM, outside of the entrance to Södra huset DEF/Library. Find out more on su.se/sprakstudion/english.

Swedish for lunch: Language practice with colleagues

Brochure cover. SU roll ups. Floor 3, Södra huset. Photo: Eva Dalin
Photo: Eva Dalin


Brochure Swedish language course for international employees at Stockholm University (654 Kb)

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