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Mark Safstrom
SWED 102
Seattle Campus

Elementary Swedish

Fundamentals of oral and written Swedish. Second in a sequence of three.

Class description

Välkommen till Svenska 102!! Welcome to Swedish 102!! We in the Department of Scandinavian Studies believe that the primary goal of language instruction should be the development of communication skills. Through our approach, we hope to achieve a high degree of interaction in the classroom that will make your learning of Swedish enjoyable. We would like to teach you how to communicate in Swedish and at the same time, to help you explore Sweden’s culture and rich history, as well as the daily life and the mentality of the Swedish people. We will teach you the language as it is spoken and written in Sweden today. We will give equal emphasis to all five language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture. As class time is an invaluable resource for practicing language skills, attendance is essential to your success in this course.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Prerequisite is completion of SWED 101, or approved equivalent.

Class assignments and grading

Grading Scale:

10 % - Class participation – This does not mean “attendance,” but rather is based on your active participation in class activities, which contributes to the learning of your fellow students, as well. 20% - Homework – Homework exercises will be assigned frequently, such as activities from the workbook, handouts, and writing assignments, and occasional group projects. Homework will NOT be accepted late under any circumstances! 40 % - Tests (5) Tests will be given every other Friday. Your lowest test score will be dropped. 20 % - Quizzes (4) Short content and vocabulary quizzes will be given on the weeks that tests will not. 10 % - Oral Exam (1) Oral examinations will be arranged during the last two weeks (no other tests or quizzes these weeks).


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Mark Safstrom
Date: 02/05/2008