We will be tailoring our delivery of our short courses in the year ahead, in accordance with government guidance on physical distancing, with the safety, health and wellbeing of our University community at the heart of our decisions.

We will be delivering the Part 1 of all the Language courses via online virtual classroom. Whatever the way you start your Westminster experience - online, on campus or a blend of these - you can be assured of a warm welcome at our University, where your wellbeing, the quality of our teaching and your learning experience, are our priorities.

Overview

Course summary

Would you like to learn Swedish in London? Join one of our part-time Swedish courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Who is this class for?

You have a strong command of the Swedish language and its grammar. You can express yourself accurately and fluently on a variety of topics.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Swedish language for 240 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Swedish for about 260 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Swedish for about 280 hours.

Discounts and offers

October start

  • Part 1 for £250 (£280 after 23 August)*
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £565 (£625 after 23 August)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process.

Terms and conditions

Course structure

Our Swedish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Please note that the distribution of course content across terms may vary from year to year. This is due to the variable length of terms in different academic years. There may also be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

Learning resources

We will use Rivstart B2+C1 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • unspoken rules in Sweden (oskrivna regler i Sverige)
  • Swedish business culture (svenskt arbetsliv och den svenska arbetsplatsen)
  • leadership (ledarskap)
  • polyglots and their language learning secrets (polyglotternas hemlighet)
  • the most beautiful words in the Swedish language (svenskans vackraste ord)
  • how do the seasons affect us and our behaviour? (årstider och beteende)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • instructions and commands (instruktioner och uppmaningar: Du stänger fönstret, va? Skulle du kunna stänga fönstret?)
  • shortening long sentences (satsförkortning objekt+infinitiv: I min fantasi såg jag honom vandra omkring, Anders hörde henne gråta)
  • expressing contrast (uttrycka kontrast: Det regnade igår men trots det hade de picknick. De hade picknick trots det dåliga vädret); expressing reason and giving explanations (uttrycka orsak och förklaring: Lars känner sig dålig. Därför stannar han hemma idag)
  • idioms (idiomatiska uttryck: ingen ko på isen, i ur och skur, frid och fröjd)
  • partikeverb (göra bort sig, vila upp sig, orka med, hoppa av)
  • repetition: Verb (grupp 1-4)
  • repetition: word order – principal clause and subordinate clause (ordföljd i huvudsatser och bisatser: Jag vet att han inte kan träffa mig ikväll; Anna ska antingen flytta till Sverige eller till Norge)

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • body and soul (Kropp och själ)
  • empty phrases (floskler)
  • luck and bad luck (lycka och olycka)
  • culture and society (kultur och samhälle)
  • state, family and individual (staten, familjen och individen)
  • religion in Sweden (religion i Sverige)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • reported speech (Indirekt tal: Sandra undrade om/ifall Per-Olof inte kan stödja förslaget)
  • past participle (Perfekt particip; förvånad, bränd, målad)
  • pronoun (Reflexiva possessiva pronomen: sin, sitt, sina, deras)
  • reflexive verbs (Reflexiva verb och pronomen: föreställa sig, skärpa sig, oroa sig)
  • tenses (Tempus: presens perfekt och preteritum: Erik har varit förkyld i en vecka; Ulf tog sin examen för tio år sedan)
  • tense consistency (tempusharmoni: När Lily har gått häller Gustaf upp ett glas punsch. Han hoppas att det ska hjälpa honom att somna)

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • interpersonal relationship and the art of being nice (relationer och konsten att vara snäll)
  • work-life balance (privatliv och arbetsliv)
  • stress at work (stress i arbetslivet)
  • to chair a meeting (att leda ett möte)
  • writing meeting notes, formal and informal style (mötesanteckningar, formell och informell stil)
  • fear of public speaking and body language; Planning, preparing and delivering a presentation (Talrädsla och kroppsspråk; planera och hålla en bra muntlig redovisning)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adjective and noun conjugation (adjektiv- och substantivböjning: det dåliga samvetet, vår goda avsikt)
  • word pairs (ordpar: jämt och ständigt, nära och kära)
  • prepositions and verb particles (prepositioner och verbpartiklar: på bottenvåningen, avstå från, i sin tur)
  • past participle of verbs with verb partilcles (perfekt particip av partikelverb och verbfraser: tillbakadragen, utklädd, bortglömd)
  • comparison (jämförelser: lika … som, likadana, samma, annorlunda, ju… desto, …än…)
  • modal verbs (hjälpverb: bör, borde, får, måste)
  • verb in the first position (verb som fundament: Röker gör jag inte, men jag snusar ibland)

Online information sessions

Would you like to meet our teachers and find out more about our courses?

We're running some online information sessions between 14 and 24 September to help answer any questions you may have about our courses.

Register for a sessionGo to the online information session event page

 

Booking

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 27 September 2020 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

If you have any questions about the course, please get in touch with us via the details at the bottom of this page.

Start date
Part
Day and time
Duration
Price
7
Oct
2020

Part

1

Day and time

Wednesday
6.30-8.30pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£250*/£280

20
Jan
2021

Part

2

Day and time

Wednesday
6.30-8.30pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£280

Coming soon

14
Apr
2021

Part

3

Day and time

Wednesday
6.30-8.30pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£280

Coming soon

Course dates

October intake

  • Part 1: 05 October – 11 December 2020
  • Part 2: 18 January – 26 March 2021
  • Part 3: 12 April – 28 June 2021*
  • Part 3: 12 April – 18 June 2021 **

* For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 and Monday 31 May 2021)

**For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only

January intake

Part 1: 18 January – 26 March 2021
Part 2: 12 April – 18 June 2021
Part 3: 21 June – 23 July 2021*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week

January start is for selected languages only.

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Location

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